Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:39
There are so many great things that come with city living, from the short commute to work, to the endless entertainment options. But unfortunately all of this comes at a cost. It doesn’t matter whether you’re renting in Rio or a homeowner in Hanoi, living in a major metropolis can be extremely expensive. Somewhat surprisingly, it is the world’s emerging economies that have the least... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:55
By 2020, 365 million Americans will live in cities, and with that increase in urbanization comes concerns over public safety. In a new report, the Brookings Institution examines how digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 global cities, including two U.S. cities, manage public safety and law enforcement. “As more people move, cities face a critical need... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:39
In this paper, we examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include New York City, United States; Washington, D.C., United States; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 14:52
When humans settled into larger villages and towns some 12,000 years ago along with the advance of agriculture, wildlife took advantage. Those species “preadapted” to survive in early cities, including mice and rats, grabbed onto the coattails of modern civilization and haven’t looked back since. Now they pretty much depend on the underbelly of human society for survival. A new study published in... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 14:25
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 14:07
Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development Overview Question: What combinations of Climate CoLab proposals could help achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals?Submit Proposals: https://climatecolab.org/contests/2017/exploring-synergistic-solutions-for-sustainable-developmentRules: All entrants must agree to the Contest rules and Terms of UseDeadline: Sunday, Jan 07, 2018... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:54
Closing date: Friday, 17 November 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation Branch, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 3 November 2017-17 November 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-88264-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:53
Closing date: Friday, 17 November 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - City Prosperity Initiative- Project Support, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 3 November 2017-17 November 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-87455-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:31
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 06/11/2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi/ Kenya with travel to Somalia if security permits FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Urban Sports Coordinator DURATION: 2 working months CLOSING DATE: 13November 2017   BACKGROUND Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:29
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT(Re-advertisement)01 November 2017 ORGANIZATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Kabul, AFGHANISTAN;  travel to other provinces may be required for programme familiarisation FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Manager, Clean and Green Cities Programme (CGC) GRADE: I-ICA 2 (P- 3 Equivalent) POST DURATION &   START DATE: 12 months upon initial appointment (to be extended... Read more

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