Weekly Urban News Update
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OneNew and Upcoming from IHC Global

IHC Global is releasing our first summary report of our activities at Habitat III today, with details of our hosted events and events we participated in at Habitat III. More detailed reports on each of our hosted events will accompany the main report. A collection of photos ranging from the weekend before the conference to the last day of Habitat III will also be released today, and will feature IHC Global-led events, events the IHC delegation participated in, and events IHC Global attended throughout the conference. Stay tuned for a photo essay commentary on a variety of perspectives on Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda.

To read our report, click here.
TwoCityMinded's Annual Magazine Released

CityMinded's annual magazine on all things urban has been released. The magazine is a compilation of this year's best blogs from cityminded.org. The magazine features important work from sustainability experts like Britt Harter, Moiz Kapadia, Laura Schewel, and more.

Articles featured in the magazine include:
  • Three ways to bring better broadband to residents
  • Creating a smart, resilient water future
  • Why plans fail: the five pieces of neighborhood revitalization infrastructure
Click  here to download the PDF
A  Event: Transforming Urban Transit

Meeting of the Minds is hosting a webinar discussing the role of political leadership in transforming urban transit. The webinar will cover how key leaders and advocates in cities have been able to overcome the various administrative, fiscal, environmental and political obstacles that have prevented widespread adoption of transformative transportation policies. Presenters will include Diane Davis and Lily Song from the Harvard School of Design.

When: November 15th, 9AM-10AM PDT

To register, click here.
CEvent: State and the Market

The UNECE Working Party on Land Administration (WPLA) and Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad y Mercantiles de España workshop are hosting a new workshop on smarter interactions between citizens and public administrations, and how to improve the real estate and mortgage market to better satisfy social and economic needs. The workshop will finish with a master-class on the inner-workings of Property Rights Registry and Money Laundering Registry Center of the Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad y Mercantiles de España.

When: November 24-25
Where: Colegio De Registradores De España
C/Alcalá, 540, 28027 Madrid, Spain  

For more information and to register, click here.
NewsIn the News and Around the Web
  • NextCity rethinks the impacts of waterfront development. Read about it here.
  • The Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge has a big task ahead to change Latin American Cities. Learn more here.
  • Snapshot on U.S. urban politics: find out why Republicans don't even try to win cities anymore here
  • The New York Times weighs in on the kind of thinking that cities need here.
Tokyo, with 13.6 million people, is so densely populated it does not have space for its waste. It relies on landfills outside the city to pick up the slack. Tokyo is one of the many cities around the world that lack sustainable waste practices. Source: Guardian Cities
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