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    Urban Planning and Linkages for Southern Key Economic Zone Workshop

    Ho Chi Minh City, 23 October 2014 – In order to provide technical support to improve knowledge and share experience in urban planning among Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities in the Southern Key Economic...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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    World Cities Day Celebrated in Iran

    Tehran, 1st November 2014 – World Cities Day was celebrated in I.R.Iran like many other countries with the theme “Better City, Better life, Leading Urban Transformations”. The UN-Habitat office in Tehran celebrated this event jointly with the Municipality of Tehran...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Photo Pledge Photobooth: Pledges ranged anywhere from more general themes like “I promise to be strong and resilient” to more personal statements like “We promise to be good educators.”
    Philippines youth dance to safe and resilient cities

    Tacloban City, Philippines 31 October 2014– In the afternoon of October 23, 2014, droves of teens and young adults headed to the Balyuan Grounds in Tacloban City despite gray skies, puddled pavements, and light but steady rain...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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    Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day

    Shanghai 31 October 2014 The first World Cities Day has been commemorated across the globe under the theme “Leading Urban Transformation”. In his statement to mark the occasion, United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon “With the decision...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Affordable housing should be “at the centre of cities”: Joan Clos

    Nairobi, 28 October 2014 – UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat has said that affordable housing should be put back at the centre of cities, both in terms of planning and policy, and geographical location. He...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Whilst in Viet Nam, Elizabeth Ryan and Helen Scott from the Cities Programme also met with the Nguyen Trung Viet, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Climate Change Bureau (pictured centre below) and his team. HCMC is taking a proactive integrated approach to climate change, working across the urban spectrum: mobility; waste management; food; health; water.
    Tackling Climate Change and Urban Resilience in the Asia Pacific Region

    Cities Programme supports high-level workshop on environment change and urbanization in Asia Pacific The high-level event – ‘Environment Change and Urbanization in the South East Asia region’  – recently held in Viet Nam, attracted 50 leading organisations from across the...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Municipality of Sabzevar, UDRO and UN-Habitat in cooperation agreement on slum upgrading

    Sabzevar, Iran, 24 October 2014: The Urban Development and Revitalization Organization (UDRO), Sabzevar Municipality and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to collaborate on slum upgrading in Sabzevar in...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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    Nigeria and Cameroun hold premier National Urban Forums

    Nairobi, 28 October 2014– Nigeria and Cameroun recently held their first ever urban forums, underpinning the importance of such events as the world heads to the Habitat III Conference.It was remarkable that the two national urban forums...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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    South Sudan Mayors debate Urbanization Challenges

    Juba, 22 October 2014 – Random spatial growth, unplanned urban expansion as well as an increasing rural-urban migration are some of the most pressing issues mayors in South Sudan are grappling with, the country’s second national urbanization conference...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Urban Thinkers Campus: Towards a Participatory and Inclusive Habitat III

    Caserta, Italy, 17 October 2014; This week, UN-Habitat convened the first Urban Thinkers Campus: an innovative, inclusive, and intimate gathering of a diverse array of urban thinkers convened as the next step in The City We Need...

    • Posted October 18, 2014
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