- Harnessing Sport as an Economic Force for Urban Development
- Qatar Ambassador Jabor Bin Ali Al-Dosari and UN-Habitat Executive Director hold...
- International urbanization experts meet in Nairobi to discuss urban modern law
- UN-Habitat and partners inaugurate second community garden in Gaza Strip
- UN-Habitat Egypt to develop RAS EL HEKMA Waterfront new city in Egypt
- Time to create safe spaces for the young generation of Kenyans
- International planning experts promote Planning Guidelines in Japan and China
- Improving Public Transport Services for Women: A Story from Cairo
- Namibian habitat committee visits UN-Habitat
- Urban experts and practitioners trained in monitoring SDG 11 indicators
All posts tagged "Global Urban Lectures"
- Reducing speeds for better mobility and quality of life – CarlosFelipe Pardo
The lecture will address the issue of having more appropriate speeds in cities while increasing efficiency and livability. MP3 AUDIO: CarlosFelipe Pardo – Reducing speeds for better mobility and quality of life SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses...
- Posted August 1, 2017
- Stand up for public space – Luisa Bravo
Luisa Bravo in this lecture advocates for that public space in cities is a common good, meant to be open, inclusive and democratic – a right for everybody. MP3 AUDIO: Luisa Bravo – Stand up for public space SYNOPSIS...
- Posted July 25, 2017
- The tale of Broadville and Narrowtown: Why we need a global, people-based definition of cities and settlements – Lewis Dijkstra
Lewis Dijkstra from the European Commission in this lecture explains why without a global definition of cities, urban indicators are hopelessly distorted and proposes the degree of urbanization as new method to solve this problem. MP3 AUDIO: Lewis Dijkstra...
- Posted July 18, 2017
- Improving urban tenure security and property rights – Geoffrey Payne
In this lecture, Geoffrey Payne distills thirty years of work on land tenure and property rights to provide a conceptual and methodological framework for assessing the issues involved and offers policy options with practical examples. MP3 AUDIO: Geoffrey Payne – Improving urban...
- Posted July 11, 2017
- A compass for cities – Fernando Murillo
In this lecture Fernando Murillo from University of Buenos Aires discusses the “Compass” of cities – a participatory methodology for policy making . It consists of different indicators represented graphically as a “Compass”, combining four fundamental dimensions dealing...
- Posted July 4, 2017
- A collaborative partnership approach to affordable housing in Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and Melbourne – Carolyn Whitzman
Based on comparative research in Melbourne, Toronto, Portland and Vancouver, this lecture will focus on how collaborative partnerships can successfully advocate for, and respond to, affordable housing programs. MP3 AUDIO: Carolyn Whitzman – A collaborative partnership approach to...
- Posted June 27, 2017
- Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world – Somik Lall
“Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World” demonstrates how urban policy plays a central role in making Africa’s cities economically competitive MP3 AUDIO: Somik Lall – Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture...
- Posted June 20, 2017
- Competitive Cities for jobs and growth: What, Who and How – Sameh Wahba
This lecture aims to introduce how cities can successfully introduce and harness levers to improve their competitiveness, facilitating firm and industry growth to create jobs, raise productivity and increase incomes. MP3 AUDIO: Sameh Wahba – Competitive Cities...
- Posted June 13, 2017
- Networking City Leadership – Michele Acuto
With mounting globalisation, sprawling city-to-city connections, and an increasing role in global governance, it is critical for city leaders to understand and strategically orient their networking activities to open up the horizons of urban policy. Michele Acuto...
- Posted May 30, 2017
- “Cities and the New Climate Economy: The Role of Urban Form and Transport” – Philipp Rode
Philipp Rode in this lecture presents the findings of the cities research programme of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is co-leading. The overall aim of NCE is to provide independent and authoritative...
- Posted May 23, 2017
- “Coproducing for sustainable cities” – Diana Mitlin
Diana Mitlin from University of Manchester in this lecture argue that coproduction is an essential component of an inclusive urban agenda MP3 AUDIO: Diana Mitlin – Coproducing for sustainable cities SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses The...
- Posted May 16, 2017
- “Implications of developments in geo-spatial technologies for slum dwellers” – Richard Sliuzas
Richard Sliuzas from the University of Twente in the Netherlands in this lecture outlines how new technologies means new approaches to mapping, in particular slum mapping, and the implications of this. MP3 “Implications of developments in geo-spatial...
- Posted February 22, 2016
- “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
- “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
- “Gender perspectives in urban planning” – Ana Falú
Ana Falú from the National University of Cordoba – and the Coordinator of the UN-Habitat UNI Gender Hub – in this lecture discusses urban planning from a gender perspective, with emphasis on both who has the right...
- Posted February 1, 2016
- “Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” – Steffen Lehmann
“Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” introduces urban design principles that support the transformation of existing cities towards more resilience regarding the impact of climate change. Steffen Lehmann – Professor, University of Portsmouth/Founder of s_Lab Space Laboratory...
- Posted January 29, 2016
- Season 3 of the Global Urban Lectures launched
15 January, 2016 – The Global Urban Lecture Series is an initiative by UN-Habitat’s partnership with universities worldwide – UNI – to bring the knowledge and experiences of urban experts associated with the agency’s work to a...
- Posted January 15, 2016
- “The federation model of community organizing” – Sheela Patel, Slum Dwellers International
In the past two decades through a process called “Enumeration” through which the members collect at city level data about slums, Slum Dwellers International have created a mechanism which serves to create a city wide network of...
- Posted January 14, 2016
- Principles of Planned Urbanization – Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director UN-Habitat
In this lecture, Dr Clos discusses planned versus spontaneous urbanization, the issues this entails and three concrete principles for planning sustainable cities. Together they form a three-legged approach to sustainable urbanization. Principles of Planned Urbanization – Dr....
- Posted December 3, 2015
- “Pro-poor solid waste management” – Marijk Huysman, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies
Marijk Huysman bases her lecture on the importance of accessible and effective urban waste collection services for public health, environmental conditions, productivity and aesthetics of cities. Yet evidence shows that waste services are often failing poor people....
- Posted November 17, 2014