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In letter to UNWTO, Iran says ready to host 10th Global Summit on Urban Tourism
Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani wrote to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), voicing the Iranian capital’s readiness to host the United Nations specialized agency’s 10th Global Summit on Urban Tourism.
Urban women have higher risk of chronic diseases than rural dwellers in Africa
African women who live in cities are seven percent more likely to have chronic diseases than rural dwellers.
Tabriz to be introduced at Eurasian urban growth forum
Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz will host International Policy Forum on Urban Growth Conservation in Eurasia Corridor on August 29-30, with an approach to protecting historical sites.
Regulating urban anarchy of war-torn Kabul
In the alley winding between the earthen walls of Old Kabul, Wakil Mohammad Saddeq insisted on honoring his visitors with a cup of tea.
Urban greenways help lower local carbon emissions
New research confirms the climate benefits offered by urban greenways. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) determined urban greenways help curb local carbon emissions.
Urban fish grow into different shapes than their rural relatives
City fish evolve different body shapes than their rural peers, new research out of North Carolina State University showed.
Urban cooling study: When surrounding farms get hot and dry, cities cool off
Until now, scientists thought city temperatures knew just one direction — up.
Urban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up
New analysis of flow rates and precipitation totals suggest flooding in urban areas is intensifying while rural areas dry up.
Tehran urban festival winners named
The Sixth International Urban Film Festival held in Tehran has announced the winners in the international competition category.
Urban planner suggests carbon is not enemy
Architect, author and urban planner William McDonough has published a comment piece in the journal Nature promoting his belief that it is time to change the way the word ‘carbon’ is used in science and in society as a whole. He believes we all need to stop thinking of carbon as the enemy so that we can start to see it as simply another part of the natural world.
UN urban summit met with a mixture of optimism and criticism
Experts and activists greeted with a mixture of hope and skepticism the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which opened in the capital of Ecuador on Oct. 17, seeks to produce a new urban agenda for cities and their inhabitants.
Urban pigeons help researchers monitor lead pollution
New research shows toxicity levels in urban pigeons are a good proxy for risk of lead poisoning in children.
Urban air pollution killing seven million annually: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of rising air pollution in cities across the world, estimating that it is claiming the lives of seven million people every year.
Urban Film Festival to honor Derakhshandeh
Noted Iranian filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh will be honored on the sidelines of the Fifth International Urban Film Festival to be held in Tehran later this month.

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