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What is Pseudo-urbanization

Pseudo-urbanization is a state when a city is unable to contain its populace in terms of providing livelihood, housing and infrastructure. Pseudo-urbanization means that the process of urbanization is not in tune with either industrialization of modernization.

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Rapid Urbanization and Water Conservation | Dr. T.V. Ramachandra

Dr.T V Ramachandra’s research interests are in the area of energy systems, renewable energy, energy conservation, energy planning, aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, ecological modelling, geo-informatics, environmental engineering education research and curriculum development at the tertiary level. He has delivered a number of plenary lectures at national and international conferences. Publication “Milking diatoms for energy” is seminal work in biofuel research evident from reports in Scientific American, BBC, national dailies. Dr. TVR has travelled widely across the country for field research and also for delivering lectures at Schools and Colleges. He has taken initiatives through biannual symposium (popular as Lake series), training programmes and workshops for capacity building at various levels. Details of research, environment education and outreach programmes. Dr. T.V. Ramachandra, FIE, FIE(UK) obtained Ph.D. in Ecology and Energy from Indian Institute of Science. At present, Coordinator of Energy and Wetlands Research Group (EWRG), Convener of Environmental Information System (ENVIS) at Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES). During the past fifteen years, he has established an active school of research in the area of energy and environment (http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy). He was a Member of Karnataka State level Environment Expert Appraisal Committee (2007-2010), appointed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and a member of Western Ghats task force appointed by the Government of Karnataka. He is a recipient of Energy Legend (2011), Energy Engineer ((international) 2009) of Association of Energy Engineers (USA), Johny Biosphere Award for Ecology and Environment (2004) and Satish Dhawan Young Scientist Award, 2007 of Karnataka State Government. TVRs research interests are in the area of energy systems, renewables. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

China’s Urbanization Plans Are Going Wrong | China Uncensored

China's cities are pushed to their limit as the Communist Party funnels millions of poor rural peasants into the urban slums.

This video is the fourth and final segment from China Uncensored's new half-hour show format. For the full episode, visit http://www.chinauncensored.tv/august-...

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

The Patterns of Urbanization Around the World [The Age of Sustainable Development]

Week 11, Lecture 1 for the online course "The Age of Sustainable Development", taught by Jeffrey Sachs. All rights belong to Coursera and Columbia University. For educational purposes only. Happy learning!

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

Urbanization, Energy Access and Justice: A Comparative Perspective

Dr. Vanesa Castan Broto presents a keynote on “Urbanization, Energy Access and Justice: A Comparative Perspective” at the Conference on “Governance for Sustainable Energy Transitions: The perspectives of the Asian Region” at Hong Kong Baptist University on 17 July 2017.

Abstract:
The Sustainable Development Goal 7, achieving affordable and clean energy, follows the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and the declaration of the decade 2014 2024 as the decade of Sustainable Energy for All. The challenge, however, is massive. Figures published alongside the Sustainable Development Goals suggest that one in five people still lack access to modern electricity and three billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating. The challenges of energy access are paired with those of decarbonisation, because of the tradeoffs between providing energy access and reducing global carbon emissions. Carbon footprints of people who lack energy access are so small that considering reducing them, rather than providing affordable access, is immoral. Yet, the debate draws attention to the dangers of using energy access arguments to justify the exploitation of fossil fuel resources even in contexts where they do not provide direct energy access to those who need it. In this talk, I will argue for increased attention to energy access in urban areas, opening up the opportunities for experimentation and radical transformations that emerge from the confluence of people, resources, ideas, and from the spaces created by urban planning. This argument challenges misconceptions about how energy access happens and the notions commonly associated with energy access provision, such as energy needs, stakeholder engagement and energy planning, exposing their complex and multi-dimensional nature.

Profile:
Dr. Castán Broto has been Senior Lecturer at the Development Planning Unit since 2011 and is one of the course directors on the Masters Course on Environment and Sustainable Development. Her current research focuses on possibilities to enhance the wellbeing of urban citizens through planning interventions and environmental management. She is the principal investigator of the project ‘Mapping Urban Energy Landscapes’ (MUEL), which seeks to understand the relationship between energy use, access to services and spatial transformations. She was also the principal investigator of the project ‘Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development in Maputo, Mozambique’ (4PCCD) which developed participatory planning methods through which communities can establish their priorities to develop resilient neighbourhoods. Vanesa has a doctorate from the University of Surrey (Environmental Strategy) and MSc degrees from Wageningen University (Environmental Sociology) and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Engineering).

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NewCities Summit 2017 - Flexible and Resilient City Services
Published on 18 Jul 2017

Urbanites’ needs change constantly but city governments and public service providers must always be able to efficiently meet them. How can adaptability be built into traditional city services? What steps can be taken to ensure that cities are able to effectively foresee and plan for new needs rather than simply react to them? Who is responsible for these services?

Speakers
Lianne Dalziel, Mayor, Christchurch
Devin de Vries, Co-founder, WhereIsMyTransport 
Rahul Gupta, Principal, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, PwC
Khaidzir Abdul Rasip, Senior Vice President, Urban Observatory, Iskandar Regional Development Authority

Moderated By:
Arvind Satyam, Managing Director, Business Development - Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco

For more information on the NewCities Summit in Songdo: http://www.newcitiessummit2017.org/

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

NewCities Summit 2017 - Clean and Healthy Transport Systems
Published on 18 Jul 2017

Reducing CO2 emissions of urban transport is key to fighting climate change. The lack of mass transit systems cause the worst cases of congestion and air pollution, forcing people to use personal vehicles, or informal, unregulated options, over public options. How do we improve accessibility of urban mobility while reducing CO2 emissions? Where does walkability fit in?

Speakers
Priscilla Baek, Policy Lead for Asia and Head of Policy for Korea, Uber
William Chernicoff, Senior Manager, Global Research & Innovation, Toyota Mobility Foundation
Emmanuel Vivant, CEO, RATP Dev Transdev Asia & Managing Director, Hong Kong Tramways
Philippe Yvin, Chief Executive Officer, Société du Grand Paris

Moderated By: John Rossant, Chairman, NewCities

For more information on the NewCities Summit in Songdo: http://www.newcitiessummit2017.org/

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

NewCities Summit 2017 - Global Connectivity and the Success of Cities
Published on 18 Jul 2017

Second, third and fourth-tiered cities will absorb most of the new urban population, and will therefore hold a great role in their national economies. How can we increase their connectivity to other levels of economy? What challenges do these cities face in accessing global markets? What is the impact of greater connectivity on a city's planning, infrastructure, economy, and attractivity?

Speakers
Olivier Biancarelli, Managing Director, Decentralized Solutions for Cities & Territories, ENGIE
Anthony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia
Elisabeth Le Masson, Delegate for Economic Promotion and Jobs Creation, Aéroports de Paris
Roshaan Wolusmal, Mayor, City of Kandahar

Moderated By: Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, NewCities

For more information on the NewCities Summit in Songdo: http://www.newcitiessummit2017.org/

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

NewCities Summit 2017 - Understanding Urban Wellbeing
Published on 18 Jul 2017

While cities offer the promise of improved economics and access to services, rapid urbanization has placed unbalanced pressure on the budgets and reach of city governments. It is essential we start designing cities as ecosystems of wellbeing, but what does this imply and what defines a ‘healthy city’.

Speakers:
Vera Baboun, Former Mayor of Bethlehem
Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
Michel Mossessian, Founder and Design Principal, Mossessian Architecture

Moderated By:
Paula Hancocks, International Correspondent, CNN

For more information on the NewCities Summit in Songdo: http://www.newcitiessummit2017.org/

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

NewCities Summit 2017 - Building an Inclusive Urban EcoSystem
Published on 18 Jul 2017

One upcoming challenge is to address the endemic inequalities and social exclusion worsened by rapid urbanization. What are the best examples of inclusive cities? How can we ensure local governments have the capacity to respond to the needs of vulnerable communities? Can technology help eradicate exclusion of the marginalized? Can cities become laboratories for change?

Speakers:
Tunji John Asaolu, Chairperson, Committee on Social Affairs and Health, African Union ECOSOCC
Eyal Feder, Chief Executive Officer, ZenCity
Archana Vemulapalli, Chief Technology Officer, Washington DC
Roshaan Wolusmal, Mayor, Kandahar

Moderated By: Vatsal Bhatt, Director of Cities and Neighborhood Developments, U.S. Green Building Council

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat. 

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