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    Category: Urbanization

    How can we promote collaborative governance and urban sustainability when planning for the cities of the future? We believe that mixed reality offers interesting opportunities to engage citizens who are normally excluded from the planning process, and whose participation is important to foster urban sustainability. Many contemporary urban challenges are best understood as complex. This….

    Ever since adolescence, I’ve wondered what I can do to contribute and act as a force for positive change. Early on I discovered that technology and doing good can go hand in hand. This week is exciting for me because it is the week of Habitat III – the third UN conference on urban settlement….

    Today, we are featuring a guest post from Fredrik Jejdling, President and Regional Head for Sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson, published on the World Economic Forum’s Cities and Urbanisation blog. My family and I were recently stuck in moderate traffic in Sandton, Johannesburg, which led to a discussion between me and my kids about how traffic, and the way….

    Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a post from Ericsson’s User Experience blog by Marcus Nyberg:  We have recently concluded an exploratory research project together with UN-Habitat (United Nations Programme for Human Settlements) and Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (responsible for water distribution in the Nairobi area). The project’s main ambition was to explore….

    On September 25 and 26, UN-Habitat, Ericsson, and Nairobi’s Strathmore University arranged an “urban hackday” at Strathmore University in Nairobi. Youth from around Kenya – together with mentors from local government and technology companies – gathered at Strathmore University’s @iBizAfrica business incubator to develop technological solutions that can used to improve city life. Participants explored….

    A joint research paper between UN-Habitat and Ericsson focusing on securing access to safe and secure water for people living in informal settlements won the Best Paper award at the third international ICT4S Conference.

    Editor’s note: Today we are honored to introduce guest blogger Jose Luis Serrato, head of Operations in Region Latin America and Caribbean as well as President of Ericsson Mexico. He’s on his way to the World Economic Forum on Latin America as a delegate and submits a few thoughts here: I’ve been an Ericsson employee….

    Next year in Quito, Ecuador, the United Nations will hold its third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also known as Habitat III. Habitat II was held 19 years ago, in 1996, in Istanbul, and Habitat I was held 1976.