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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:49
Nasihat pernikahan - So many people in the west these days decide to form relationships without marriage, perhaps because they fear the seriousness of the commitment, or have observed the marriages of others hit the rocks. Many others take the plunge, but the marriage breaks up alarmingly swiftly. This is not what any of us want – we want to be happy, and loved, and respected and cherished, from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 14:57
UN-Habitat welcomes the conference on “Driving towards Sustainable Urban Transport Systems in Africa” to be held in Nairobi from April 24-25. Given the increasing traffic congestion in cities, this is indeed a very timely topic that affects citizens and businesses and raises many relevant issues some of which are not self-evident. A study conducted by UN-Habitat, an analysis of the road pattern... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:46
As global car sales continue to climb, cities are increasingly girding themselves against the related environmental impacts by using “scoring” systems, placing large municipal orders for electric vehicles and imposing strict regulations. Last year, consumers around the world purchased 88 million cars, a new annual record. But if cities are to meet their obligations under the Paris climate... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00
As edie's megatrends series turns the spotlight to urbanisation and smart city development, it is important to consider exactly how the world's megacities can make the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient hubs that can facilitate sustainable business growth. The idea of the megacity is not new to our rapidly urbanising world: there are currently 425 metropolitan areas of one-million-plus... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:35
Societies are always looking to develop. After all, with change can come flourish. A popular theme for some parts of the world is now – urbanization. Societies are looking to have state-of-the art amenities, skyscrapers, marble-walled houses etc. Urbanization is a good thing. At least it is supposed to be a good thing. However, urbanization goes wrong when a society’s poor are further pushed to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:22
According to the revised World Urbanisation Prospects data in 2011 the average national level of urbanisation in Africa is projected to reach 47.7% by 2030. By 2050, it will reach around 57.7%,  and will still lag behind the average urbanisation levels that exist in developed countries today (e.g. Europe is 72.7% urbanised). Notwithstanding Africa’s lower overall urbanisation levels, African... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 16:06
Urban India is currently facing a wide gap between the demand and supply of housing, not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) currently estimates the urban housing shortage at 18.78 million units, more than 95 per cent of which pertains to homes for low-income groups. If this shortage continues to increase, it... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:27
DELHI, India — Urban planning may be for grownups, but planners can do a much better job of accommodating the needs of children in cities. That was the premise behind a recent conference here by the name of Urban 95. The 95 stands for 95 centimetres — that’s the average height of a healthy 3-year old. City leaders, urban planners, architects, engineers and members of civil society were asked: If... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 13:44
We recently ran a livechat on the Guardian public leaders network, where our expert panellists discussed resilient cities. Some of the topics included: What are the key ingredients for success in creating a more resilient city? What is more important, resilient leadership and officers or the right infrastructure? Which cities are leading the way in creating a more resilient environment for their... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:25
19 April, Nairobi – Plan International recently launched their programme ‘Safer Cities for Girls’ in Kenya with the help of UN-Habitat. The programme launch started with a one-week workshop with community leaders, all young men and women from Jipange Youth Groups – a coalition of youth groups that empowers young people and promotes the practice of good governance on community development... Read more