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[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 16:35
Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals 26-29 September 2017 | Coimbra, Portugal ICUH 2017 The only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide. Cities are the main drivers of national development and present opportunities to transform a nation's health and wellbeing, so cities must be at the forefront of tackling the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 14:33
Urbanization is putting pressure on municipalities around the world to innovate and become smarter. Washington DC is leading the charge as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions. The Inclusive Smart Cities Summit will bring together top leaders from across the globe to discuss the future of smart cities and the need for inclusivity in innovation. Join us to discuss, debate and learn how... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:35
Leafy infrastructure saves bustling metropolises about $505 million each year, according to new research.   In a metropolis teeming with shuffling crowds, cranes and high-rises shouldn’t be the only things reaching skywards. Megacities—those urban centers crammed with more than 10 million people—would be well served to double down on their arboreal assets, according to a new paper in the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:52
Cities are facing more challenges than ever before, as expanding populations put stress on transportation systems, social services, energy infrastructure and other vital aspects of daily life. To tackle these obstacles, public- and private-sector leaders are able to turn to International Standards to offer solutions that can make cities more efficient and effective for their residents. The World... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:45
Recent years have witnessed a review of the role of cities and urbanization in today's society. The rapid growth of urbanization in Asia and Africa, which is going hand in hand with globalization and economic growth, has been surprising because of its magnitude and its economic, social and environmental effects. Never before in the history of mankind had there been such a rapid growth of urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:29
Multibillion-dollar flows of “decentralized development cooperation” — essentially, city-to-city development assistance — are expanding rapidly. Development cooperation increasingly is taking place not only in the traditional way, between national governments. Rather, it also is happening between local and regional authorities in different countries, a process known as “decentralized development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 14:47
Last year’s United Nations-brokered agreement on the future of cities, the New Urban Agenda, embraced many of today’s trends in urban planning and management made possible by new technologies. From smart cities to data collection, the high-tech possibilities of urban data centres and street-level monitoring tools were all given the U. N.’s stamp of approval. But for geographer Federico Caprotti ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 14:06
Chengdu, 25 August 2017 – Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, and Mr. Xia Yiping, Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, Mobike, a leading smart bike share company in China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UN-Habitat and Mobike to promote bike sharing as an effective, smart and sustainable mobility solution for cities. The signing ceremony took place during Dr... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 13:38
WHEN: 11th June 2018 – 29th June 2018 all-day CONTACT: Desislava Yordanova,  +31 (0) 104089865 Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to adapt to sea level rise, floods, droughts and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change and climate variability. At the same time, the planning and implementation of low carbon development strategies should support also... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 13:33
In discussions of human survival beyond this century, urban expansion may not seem a significant threat. But even as China sets the pace for rapid urbanization, a painting from the Renaissance era urges caution. The Tower of Babel, by 16th-century Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, is a monumental painting. Its depiction of an enormous tower mid-construction might have been a celebration... Read more