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  • Minecraft depiction of Rizal Park, Manilla
    Public space in spotlight at Manila conference

    Manila, 2 March 2015 - An Interactive Conference on “Public Space and the New Urban Agenda” took place in Pasay City, Manila, jointly organized by UN-Habitat, League of Cities of the Philippines and Future of Places in...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications
    UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

    Nairobi, 26 February 2015- UN-Habitat on Thursday launched call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Asia and Pacific region mayors call for efforts towards resilient cities
    Asia and Pacific region mayors call for efforts towards resilient cities

    Bangkok 24 February 2015 - The first Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 was organized on 11-13 February 2015 in Bangkok, bringing together over 300 participants from the region, mainly mayors and local authorities. It was a lead up...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Urban Prosperity Index will assess 130 cities in Mexico

    Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 23/02/2015 – The Urban Prosperity Index initiative will assess 130 cities in Mexico. The work will help cities to achieve a thriving urban future in economic, social, political and environmental terms. The announcement was made by...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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    Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon City launched in Myanmar.

    Yangon, Myanmar, 20 February, 2015 – A seismic hazard assessment for Yangon City has been launched by the Yangon Regional Government, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD),...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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    Planning matters for the future of Palestine, international experts declare

    Jerusalem, 20 February 2015 - An integrated approach to planning, across the whole of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), is urgently needed to support the sustainable development of Palestine, an international group of planning experts have said....

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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    Government of India supports housing efforts in Sri Lanka

    Colombo 19 February 2015 - The Government of India in June 2010 announced that it would construct 50,000 houses as part of its post-conflict rehabilitation efforts. The Project is being implemented as full grant assistance amounting to USD...

    • Posted February 19, 2015
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  • Americas City Network RAMA meets in Brazil to strengthen land use and planning principles

    São Paulo, Brazil, 11/02/2015 - Members of the Red de Áreas Metropolitanas de las Américas (RAMA, Metropolitan Areas of the Americas Network) held their first technical group meeting in São Paulo, Brazil. The major objectives of the meeting were to...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • GlobalUrbanLectures2
    Second season of the free resource ‘Global Urban Lectures’ out now!

    Following the success of the first season, which to date has gathered over 25,400 views and is one of the most shared outreach initiatives of UN-Habitat, the second season of the ‘Global Urban Lectures’ continues with 8...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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    Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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