Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 15:17
The Telegraph's Britain's Smart Cities conference will take place on October 10, 2017. City leaders and smart cities experts will engage in vibrant debate providing unique insights into the latest thinking and demonstrating new benchmarks for the industry. DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9am - 5:30pmVENUE:The Crystal, London The Crystal is a 5 minute walk from Royal Victoria station... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26
The unprecedented population growth in Africa and its projections followed by a high rate of urbanization are resulting in a growing number of huge urban agglomerations – cities and megacities. That phenomenon creates opportunities for the continent, but it also raises concerns about low levels of development and diminished quality of life among the majority of urban residents. African cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:21
India’s urban population is projected to have an addition of 404 million people between 2014 and 2050, having the highest annual growth rate among major economies. As inequalities in income and opportunities remain unchecked, India is currently facing a severe urbanization challenge with the socio-spatial hierarchy penetrating even deeper. It is only recently that urban issues are being... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:06
Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. Here’s how they can also bear greater responsibility. As some of the main drivers and primary beneficiaries of the recent urban revival, anchor institutions are often the largest employers in their communities. While typical examples of “anchor institutions” include large universities, hospitals, and medical... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:44
By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66% of the world’s populationwill be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities in these parts will be challenged to meet the needs of their residents, and provide sufficient housing, energy, waste disposal, healthcare, transportation, education and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:24
Posting Date Sep 21, 2017 Closing Date Oct 11, 2017 Investment Operation Specialist(s) - Urban AIIB is scaling-up its support for urban sector programs in client countries and is working to recruit experienced and talented urban specialists with strong skills in either urban development policy/planning or engineering. The Investment Operations Specialist(s) - Urban will be responsible for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:12
Guangzhou, 22 September 2017 – The global observation of 2017 World Cities Day will be held in Guangzhou on 31 October, as recently announced in a media briefing in the city. The event is organized by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China (MOHURD) and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and hosted by... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:07
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 21 September 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Home-based with missions as required FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) Strategy, 2013-2017 DURATION: Total 6 weeks from October to November 2017 CLOSING DATE: 29 September 2017 BACKGROUNDUN-Habitat is the United... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:03
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 21 September 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: HOME BASED FUNCTIONAL TITLE: CONSULTANT DURATION: ONE MONTH CLOSING DATE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 BACKGROUND United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is looking for an external consultant(s) to carry out an evaluation of UN-Habitat-HIVOS Partner Contract... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:01
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                                                                 Issued on: 21/09/2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme DUTY STATION Home based with travel to Kismayo and Baidao FUNCTIONAL TITLE Framework for Property Taxation CONTRACT TYPE Consultancy POST DURATION 35... Read more

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