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CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Peter Kindel "Assessing the Urbanization of the Pearl River Delta"
Published on 10 Feb 2017

Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Peter Kindel of Skidmore Owings & Merrill presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 2b: Megacities - Setting the Scene.

With the world’s urban population expected to increase by roughly 2.5 billion people by 2050, developing an understanding of megalopolises is critical to understanding and shaping this trend. The Pearl River Delta, with over 55 million people, is one of the most populous urbanized areas in the world. Peters explains its growth, the resulting social and environmental effects, as well as strategies for the region’s future.

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.

Transforming Research into Practices and Policies

Urban Transformations held a side event at the recent Habitat III event in Quito, Ecuador, ‘Transforming research into practices and policies – dialogues on implementation and evaluation of the New Urban Agenda‘. The discussions brought together local governments, community activists and academics from Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom to explore how comparative research can contribute to the realisation of the New Urban Agenda and the ways that learning can be effectively streamlined into decision making processes.

The speakers included a number of researchers involved in various Urban Transformations projects, including Vanesa Castán BrotoSophie Hadfield-HillRamin Keivani and Cathy McIlwaine, as well as Beth Chitekwe-Biti (Slum Dwellers International), Cllr Parks Tau (Former Mayor of Johannesburg and now President of the United Cities and Local Governments) and Gabrielle Guimarães (Senior Adviser for Multilateral Cooperation at Rio de Janeiro City Hall). Among other conclusions, the participants highlighted the need for researchers to effectively bridge different institutional contexts to shape urban policy effectively, and the value of knowledge networks and partnerships in achieving this. Furthermore, given the uncertainty of urban futures, they also emphasised the need for adaptive and real-time policy processes alongside longer term visions and strategies.

Source: urbantransformations

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.

Lecture 6.6, Part 4: Urbanization and Immigration
Published on 7 Feb 2017

Based on:
"Shi, D. E., & Tindall, G. B. (2016). Chapter nineteen: Political stalemate and rural revolt, 1865-1900. America: A narrative history (10th ed.) New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company."

Source: Youtube

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Lecture 6.6, Part 3: Immigration and Urbanization
Published on 5 Feb 2017

Based on:
"Shi, D. E., & Tindall, G. B. (2016). Chapter nineteen: Political stalemate and rural revolt, 1865-1900. America: A narrative history (10th ed.) New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company."

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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.

Lecture 6.6, Part 2: Urbanization and Immigration
Published on 5 Feb 2017

Based on:
"Shi, D. E., & Tindall, G. B. (2016). Chapter nineteen: Political stalemate and rural revolt, 1865-1900. America: A narrative history (10th ed.) New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company."

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.

Lecture 6.6, Part 1: Urbanization and Immigration
Published on 5 Feb 2017

Based on:
"Shi, D. E., & Tindall, G. B. (2016). Chapter nineteen: Political stalemate and rural revolt, 1865-1900. America: A narrative history (10th ed.) New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company."

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.

Presidential Documentary on Human Settlements and Urbanization in Africa
Published on 9 Feb 2017

Urbanization in Africa is progressing rapidly. The continent’s rate of urbanization soared from 15 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2010, and is projected to reach 60 percent in 2050. It is expected that urban populations in Africa will triple in the next 50 years, transforming the profile of the region, and challenging policy makers to harness the urbanization phenomenon for sustainable and inclusive growth and development.

There is now a growing appreciation that it is impossible to deal with Africa’s growth and poverty challenges without managing urbanization. Inspired by the strategy document “Optimizing the Urban Advantage”, which emerged from the fourth edition of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD4) in 2012, and guided by the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the Africa Urban Agenda Programme (AUA) aims to raise the profile of urbanization as a force for the structural transformation of Africa.

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.

14th CVL Leadership Symposium, focuses on Urbanization in Africa

The Centre for Values and Leadership (CVL) an organization committed to leadership development in Nigeria, hosted the 14th edition of its annual leadership symposium.

It focused on the theme “Living Well Together,Tomorrow:Challenge of Africa’s Future Cities” which had as guest speaker Professor Paul Collier a british born global economist.

Chairman of the occasion was Senator Liyel Imoke former Governor of Cross River, while Lagos State Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was the special guest of honour.

Source: proshareng.com

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 & State of Water Service Delivery in India: Issues and Challenges

Dr.Debolina Kundu, Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, in her expert lecture highlighted that India has the second largest urban community in the world, providing access to water in urban areas remains a challenge. Addressing water for sanitation is even a bigger challenge in urban India. Her study has revealed that poorer communities in urban areas face more hardships due to lack of access to quality water and sanitation. Even amongst the poorer communities’ women face higher challenges, hence at times they are forced to return to their villages. She suggested few techniques and policy measures which need to be adopted to alleviate the status of urban water status in the country.

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

453 Urbanization in Asia Urbanization in Asia

More than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries. By 2030, Asia and the Pacific shall have at least 22 megacities including Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mumbai, Beijing, Dhaka, and Karachi. All in all, Asia's cities shall become home to another one billion people in the next two decades as migrants continue to be drawn to better opportunities. Yet, many cities are already struggling with environmental degradation, traffic congestion, inadequate urban infrastructure, and a lack of basic services such as water supply, sanitation and waste management. This video depicts the major facets of urbanization in Asia.

Source: vimeo.com

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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