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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 17:42
Urban governance is a terrain existing predominantly within the domain of executive and legislative branches of government. Although this is true in many respects, urban processes, practices, spaces, and imaginaries are enacted as much through the judiciary. Judicial reasoning plays an important part in delineating access to and inclusion in the city. Judges have the power to set a particular... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 17:38
The term ‘hacking’ traditionally comes with negative connotations due to its portrayal in mainstream media, however if you truly understand the definition it becomes evident that hacking plays a very intensive part in the development of our cities. The art of hacking infers to innovate within an existing system, improving it and question why it is the way it is. For the most part, it’s an... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:36
Dakar, Senegal – The fast rate at which Africa is urbanising– one of the fastest in the world – is giving African decision and policy makers an opportunity to rethink the path urbanization has so far trod on and chose one which will contribute to Africa achieving the continental targets for inclusive growth and transformation. The Economic Report for Africa 2017, which was launched this weekend... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:14
In the next decade, could half of the world’s countries have a national policy that guides urban development? They could, if a coalition of international organizations has anything to say about it. Getting “national urban policies” on the books is a major priority in the aftermath of last year’s United Nations Habitat III conference on urbanization. This year, it will prove pivotal in the effort... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:14
EKURHULENI, South Africa — For sub-Saharan Africa, water has long been something of a paradox. On the one hand, it is the source of some of the continent’s worst PR. Water in Africa rarely appears on the global stage except when there isn’t enough of it — as in the case of the devastating droughts now sweeping the Horn of Africa — or when there is too much, as was the case when deadly floods... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 15:28
New York, 27 March 2017– The capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, will host the Tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, as the convener of WUF, announced the decision on Thursday 23 March 2017 concluding the bidding process for WUF10. United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:57
The Nordic country is the only EU state not in the midst of a housing crisis. Juha Kaakinen of the Y-Foundation explains how Housing First works This week’s report by EU housing organisation Feantsa has found every country in the EU in the midst of a crisis of homelessness and housing exclusion – with one exception: Finland. So how has the country done it? By giving homeless people permanent... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:59
Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers' every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. Such technology is vital as offline stores attempt to keep up with online retailers, said Duncan Mann... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:23
India is perhaps at the center of the rapid urbanization currently sweeping the world, a theatre of human flight where populations are increasingly concentrating in cities. By one prediction, over 400 million Indians will inhabit cities by 2050[1]. A closer look at the trends indicates that our urban green hubs are increasingly under pressure as the symbiotic relationship between man-made and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:00
Date: 25 March, 2017 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 Venue: King Fahd Hotel, B01 Background: Africa has the largest concentration of young people in the world. The continent’s youth is expected to constitute over 830 million of its anticipated general population of 2.5 billion by 2050. Population growth has an enormous effect on urban planning. Therefore, the processes of urbanization and population growth,... Read more