All posts tagged "Urban Economy"

  • Canadian municipalities explore challenges, opportunities of SDGs_1
    Canadian municipalities explore challenges, opportunities of SDGs

    Toronto, August 03, 2016 – International City Leaders (ICL) and Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) recently hosted a roundtable event to consider the finance and capacity opportunities and challenges of Canadian municipalities when faced with...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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    Urban Economic Challenges and the New Urban Agenda

    This paper focuses on the growing urban economic challenges facing both developing and industrialized countries. Cities are clearly the engines of growth for most national economies. The paper identifies the dynamic conditions of urban economies and suggests...

    • Posted April 18, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and Lincoln Institute pilot a Global Municipal Database for Sustainable Urbanization
    UN-Habitat and Lincoln Institute pilot a Global Municipal Database for Sustainable Urbanization

    Mexico City, 24 March 2016 – Top officials from UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy signed an agreement in Mexico City this month to create a pilot for a global municipal fiscal database that will...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and partner convene meeting on ‘Financing Local Infrastructure in Latin America’
    UN-Habitat and partner convene meeting on ‘Financing Urban Sustainable Development in Latin America’

    Bogotá, 16 March 2016—Over 40 international experts on finance and urban development last week converged in Bogota, Columbia for the first regional meeting on financing urban sustainable development in Latin America. The meeting organized by the UN- Habitat...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • Kecia Rust
    “Extending access to housing finance across Africa” – Kecia Rust

    Kecia Rust from the Centre for Affordable Housing in South Africa in this lecture discusses the current state of housing finance in Africa. MP3 “Extending access to housing finance across Africa” – Kecia Rust  SYNOPSIS If cities...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • Ronald Wall
    “Global Economic Competitor” – Ronald Wall

    Ronald Wall (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam/University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) in this lecture calls a new paradigm on how to empirically address globalization and urbanization using big data on investment...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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    Urban Economy in the New Millennium – Michael Cohen, The New School

    Michael Cohen, The New School, in this lecture illustrates data about economic growth that demonstrate how cities act as engines of national economic development. Urban Economy in the New Millennium – Michael Cohen   Synopsis Michael Cohen...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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    Productive Transformation of Cities Discussion Paper #2

    Increasingly, national and local economies must adapt and innovate by diversifying and upgrading their productive capacity. They must avoid stagnation in context of evolving economic, social and environmental circumstances. Cities benefit from more inclusive patterns of growth,...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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    New Programme to assist Urban Economic Development

    Johannesburg, 01 December 2015 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Rotterdam Erasmus University (HIS/Erasmus) and Oxford Economics today revealed, at the AfriCities Conference in Johannesburg, a...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • EnhancingCompetitivenessofCities
    Enhancing the Competitiveness of Cities – Discussion Paper 3

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the factors that underpin city competitiveness. It draws on recent studies pending publication which indicate that many cities in Asia and Latin America could become more regionally integrated and...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • Financing the Infrastructure Needs
    Financing the Infrastructure Cities Need – Discussion Paper #3

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss key drivers in developing an effective system of local government finance. Good local government finance enables cities to generate sustainable endogenous revenues for infrastructure and public service provision. The...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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  • Dr. Clos walks through kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
    Building better cities – Clos on making our cities work for us

    Nairobi, 14 July 2015 – If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat. In the economic history of humanity, urbanization has always been an accelerator of growth and...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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    Experts Meet In Barcelona On Land-Based Finance

    Barcelona, May 25, 2015. – In conjunction with the Barcelona City Council, UN-Habitat convened experts in municipal finance, governance and capacity development to review its recently developed Land-Based Finance Training Package. The training is designed to build...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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    The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

    The report identifies successful governance mechanisms for efficient and equitable provision of public services in metropolitan areas of developing countries, and shares experiences and methods to making public service provision more viable in peri-urban areas of large...

    • Posted May 18, 2015
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  • Urban Solutions
    Urban Solutions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi 2015

    For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world. The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing villages, towns and cities of all sizes, which...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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    GEAP – Gender Equality Action Plan (2014-2019)

    The Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) is the means to realize the The UN-Habitat Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban and Human Settlements.

    • Posted April 9, 2015
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    Africa Heads of State summits to discuss urbanisation, says AU Chair

    Addis Ababa 31 March 2015 – The Africa Union Chairperson Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has said that African Heads of State shall give a focused attention to the subject of urbanization at their next two Summits to be held...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and ILO holds green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania
    UN-Habitat and ILO hold green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

    Dar es Salaam, 14 January 2015 – About 50 young men and women from Dar es Salaam participated in a hands-on training on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship held last month. The training organized by...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts conference on credit ratings in Jordan3
    UN-Habitat hosts conference on credit ratings in Jordan

    Amman 22 December 2014 – UN-Habitat organized a conference on December 16, 2014 in Amman, Jordan to finalize the results of the first ever credit rating project conducted in Jordan. UN-Habitat organized this conference in collaboration with...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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