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Somik Lall, World Bank - Africa’s Cities, Opening Doors to the World
Published on 20 Jun 2017

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. In this lecture Somik Lall from the World Bank discusses a deeper reason: African cities are closed to the world. Compared with other developing cities, cities in Africa produce few goods and services for trade on regional and international markets. To grow economically as they are growing in size, Africa’s cities must open their doors to the world. They need to specialize in manufacturing, along with other regionally and globally tradable goods and services. And to attract global investment in tradables production, cities must develop scale economies, which are associated with successful urban economic development in other regions.

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.  

The Future of Affordable Housing
Published on 18 Jun 2017

Filmed June 7, 2017, at the Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore.

As the global shortage of affordable housing becomes ever more critical, this session focuses on the drivers and emerging solutions to the issue and the roles cities and the real estate market need to play. Views and experiences are shared by those directly involved in housing, in its funding and delivery, and in its planning, policy, and design.
Speakers:
* Nicholas Brooke of Professional Property Services Group
* Dr. Liu Thai Ker of the Centre for Liveable Cities and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
* Paige Walker of Mirvac
* Carl Weisbrod of HR&A

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.  

Resilience, Flexibility and Liveability of Urban Space
Published on 19 Jun 2017

Filmed June 7, 2017, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore.

Enhancing the liveability of cities on the basis of the existing urban environment is a huge challenge on its own. The changing world demands improving the resilience of existing assets and buildings as well as cities as a whole, repurposing of assets, and responding to the changing user patterns of urban space.
Speakers:
* Prof. Greg Clark of Urban Land Institute
* William Lee of Microsoft
* Tony Lombardo of Lendlease
* Marilyn Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design
* Forth Bagley of KPF

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.  

The Impact of Smart Cities
Published on 20 Jun 2017

Filmed June 7, 2017, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore.
What realistically could be the impact of the smart city concept on land use and real estate development? How will “smart” affect the way the real estate industry operates, competes, and ultimately creates value for society?
Speakers:
* Trevor Vivian of Benoy
* Dr. Cheong Koon Hean of the Singapore Housing and Development Board
* Sean Chiao of AECOM
* Wong Heang Fine of Surbana Jurong

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.  

Urban Labs The Film
Published on 21 Jun 2017

In 2016 the Netherlands Creative Industries Fund joined hands with UN Habitat Urban Labs. In 5 countries on 4 continents groups of architects, planners and urbanists analyzed the rapid urbanization and together with local experts they developed plans to tackle this or to streamline it. The design teams developed tailor made plans and created a solid foundation for the implementation of the solutions just for the locations.
MEDIAHQ has ben following the process for over a year, filmed on the locations with the design teams and presented the film at the HABITAT III conference in Quito in October 2016.
It is a perfect showcase of solution oriented Dutch urban planning. 
Research by design to contribute to a safe, just and sustainable world.

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.  

Cities – The Next Chapter
Published on 19 Jun 2017

Filmed June 7, 2017, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore.

Growing urbanization, the millennial factors, the need for ‘places’: how are global megatrends affecting real estate investors?

Speaker: * William Powell of Brookfield Asia Pacific

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.  

Meeting the Challenges of Urbanization: Case Studies of Scalable Approaches
Published on 19 Jun 2017

Chair: Andre de Jager, Managing Director Agriculture, SNV

Speakers: Eelco Baan, Senior Advocacy Officer Agriculture, SNV

Rikki Agudah, acting CEO, Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisors of Kenya (SOCAA) Clement Onyango, Director, CUTS ARC

at the IFPRI special event, "Food Security and Nutrition in an Urbanizing World" held Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. More information at: http://www.ifpri.org/event/food-secur...

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. 

 
Effects of Urbanization
Published on 16 Jun 2017

Here is the link to the "Typhoid Mary" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8Hw...

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.  

Keynote Interview on International Responses to Urbanization
Published on 19 Jun 2017

Presentations by: Morgane Danielou, Vice President of Operations, Emerging Ag 

Brave Ndisale, Strategic Programme Leader, Food Security and Nutrition, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN 

Gerda Verburg, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

at the IFPRI special event, "Food Security and Nutrition in an Urbanizing World" held Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. More information at: http://www.ifpri.org/event/food-secur...

  • Category: Education

  • Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

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.  

The Role Of Urban Law In The New Urban Agenda

Published on 6 Jun 2017

The lecture emerges from the pertinent and yet often ignored role of law in the city. It takes an interdisciplinary approach which seeks to understand the positive and negative spatial ramifications of law in the way we inhabit, appropriate, and participate in the city, its spaces, its governance, and its processes. It uses examples to demonstrate how government can enact the vision of the New Urban Agenda through legislative change, but also how inhabitants themselves can use the law to make and shape their own lives in the city.

Find all seasons of the Global Urban Lectures at unhabitat.org/urbanlectures

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. 

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