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UNITED NATIONS

"NEW URBAN AGENDA", REFORM OF UN-HABITAT TAKE SPOLIGHT AT HIGH-LEVEL GENERAL ASSEMBLY TALKS

“Today, we acknowledge that the UN is not delivering sufficiently in cities. And, through our common effort, we will rectify this,” said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed in her opening remarks to the two-day event... Read More

#UPFORSLUMDWELLERS CAMPAIGN

UN-HABITAT'S PARTICIPATORY SLUM UPGRADING PROGRAMME HAS IMPLEMENTED COMMUNITY MANAGED FUNDS AS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN MZUZU, MALAWI

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) has reached out to 35 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of at least 2 million slum dwellers. The programme acknowledges that the participation of local communities in the development and implementation of local projects is essential for sustainable city-wide slum upgrading... Read More

CITISCOPE

GOVERNMENTS NEARLY UNITED IN SCEPTICISM TOWARD 'UN URBAN' PROPOSAL

During a high-level meeting of ministers, mayors and urban experts to discuss a recent report commissioned by U. N. Secretary-General António Guterres. The report’s purpose was to recommend reforms to UN-Habitat, the U. N.’s beleaguered lead agency on urbanization, in the wake of last year’s Habitat III conference on the future of cities... Read More

ACTIONAID ASSOCIATION

PEOPLE'S VISION OF THE CITY

Cities are seen to be crucibles of creativity, innovations and prosperity. They are, historically,  the most dynamic creations of civilisation, offering both challenges and opportunities. Globally, the world has seen an increase in urbanisation vis-a-vis rise in the number of cities... Read More

DUBAI REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE (DREI)

FUTURE CITIES FORUM 2017 - SHAPING THE FUTURE FOR THE SDG'S

“Future Cities Forum 2017 – Shaping the Future for the SDG’s” is the title of the upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus, which will be held over three days;from 2-4 October 2017 in Dubai. The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, based on “The City We Need” principles. The Campus is organized by Dubai Real Estate Institute and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)... Read More

FEDERACION DE URBANISTAS IBEROAMERICANAS (FIU)

THE TRANSITION TO LIVEABLE CITIES

FIU (Federación de Urbanistas Iberoamericanas) is organising an Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) The Transition to Liveable Cities: the post-car city next month (25th-27th October) in Barcelona. This is the second UTC that FIU has organised (the first being Housing in the City We Need, Barcelona, 2015), and builds on the work that FIU has been developing over recent years on linking sustainable mobility and urban planning... Read More

HUAIROU COMMISSION

THE PROGRESSIVE CITY OF CHITUNGWIZA WOMEN WANT 2017 URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS

“Future Cities Forum 2017 – Shaping the Future for the SDG’s” is the title of the upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus, which will be held over three days;from 2-4 October 2017 in Dubai. The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, based on “The City We Need” principles. The Campus is organized by Dubai Real Estate Institute and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)...Read More

IHC GLOBAL

SECURING WOMEN'S PROPERTY RIGHTS THROUGH BETTER DATA: AN IHC GLOBAL INITIATIVE

Like many facets of society, housing and property markets have come a long way. But the perception of progress masks how far property markets still need to go to become truly inclusive, especially when it comes to gender equity... Read More

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING (IFHP)

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN GOALS = SDG's

We can’t call for sustainable development goals without calling upon sustainable design goals. Design solutions are part and parcel to the urban solutions. This entails design thinking and design making on all scales, scapes and tempi... Read More

INSTITUTE FOR HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (IHS)

FIRST IHS MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSE (MOOC) ON PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICAN CITIES

IHS, the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam is excited to announce the release of our first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC): Planning for Climate Change in African Cities. This 5-week MOOC has been developed by IHS in collaboration with the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG) and Erasmus University Rotterdam... Read More

METROPOLIS

EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF COLLABORATION FOR METROPOLITAN RESILIENCE

The Metropolis Secretary General attended “The Urban Resilience Summit 2017”, in New York City. Octavi de la Varga joined the event organized by 100 Resilient Cities looking for synergies and future opportunities of collaboration with this network... Read More

WIEGO

THE NEW ''GIG ECONOMY'' MEETS THE OLD OVER NEED FOR A BETTER DEAL FOR WORKERS

A growing number of workers in developed countries are working without the traditional employer-employee relationship in the so-called “gig economy” – also referred to as the sharing or on-demand economy...Read More

See all #UrbanThinkers Campuses
  • 02 Oct: World Habitat Day: Global Celebrations, Global. PARTICIPATE
  • 02-03 Oct: World Urban Campaign: 18th WUC Steering Committee Meeting, Dubai/United Arab Emirates. REGISTRATION
  • 31 Oct: World Cities Day: Global Celebrations, Global. PARTICIPATE
  • 31 Oct: World Urban Campaign: #UrbanThinkers World Cities Day Brunch, Nairobi/Kenya.
  • 06-17 Nov: United Nations: COP 23, Bonn/Germany. PARTICIPATE
  • 16-17 Nov: UN-Habitat: Global Conference on Cities & Migration, Mechelen/Belgium. PARTICIPATE
  • 05 Dec: World Urban Campaign: #UrbanThinkers Christmas Brunch, Nairobi/Kenya.
  • 07-13 Feb 2018: UN-Habitat: World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. PARTICIPATE

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