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  • Canadian municipalities explore challenges, opportunities of SDGs_1
    Canadian municipalities explore challenges, opportunities of SDGs

    Toronto, August 03, 2016 – International City Leaders (ICL) and Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) recently hosted a roundtable event to consider the finance and capacity opportunities and challenges of Canadian municipalities when faced with...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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    SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES – ACTION PLAN FOR UNIVERSITIES

    UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the process of defining a Sustainable Urban Development action plan for universities. The action plan aims to orient universities supporting cities in their path towards...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat working together with the host community in Kenya Refugee Project
    UN-Habitat working together with the host community in Kenya Refugee Project

    Kalobeyei, Kenya 2 August 2016– the Settlement Development Group of Kalobeyei Town teamed up with the UN-Habitat LAB planning experts last week for a participatory planning workshop in Kenya refugee project. The workshop contributes to strengthening the...

    • Posted August 2, 2016
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    Urban planning and design at Surabaya

    Surabaya 2 August 2016—Crucial bi-lateral meetings coupled with several side events were held during the just concluded Prepcom 3 meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia. Mr Raf Tuts, Coordinator of the Urban Planning and Design Branch, actively participated in...

    • Posted August 2, 2016
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  • Public space in Surabaya enhances community spirit, preserves heritage
    Public space in Surabaya enhances community spirit, preserves heritage

    Surabaya, 2 August 2016 – UN-Habitat and the Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, launched a public space joglo – a traditional Indonesian gazebo – in Ketandan, Surabaya. At the launch, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and...

    • Posted August 2, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat, the Greener Cities Partnership (GCP) and International City Leaders (ICL) with the Deputy President, Dr. Ebtekar, and other national and local Government officials in Tehran
    Greener Cities Partnership to monitor urban environmental SDG indicators in Qazvin, Iran

    Nairobi, 1 August 2016 – The City Prosperity Initiative – Metropolitan Cities (CPI-MC) and the Greener Cities Partnership (GCP) recently launched an International Pilot Programme in the City of Qazvin to monitor Sustainable Development Goals with an...

    • Posted August 1, 2016
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    A Gender Equality Approach to Urban Development

      Surabaya, 26 July 2016 –  UN-Habitat, UN Women, Huairou Commission and Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Government of Indonesia organised a joint side event at Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia – A Gender Equality...

    • Posted July 28, 2016
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    Towards an Arab Urban Agenda

    Surabaya, 26 July 2016 –  The League of Arab States in collaboration with UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States organised a side event at Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia – Towards an Arab Urban Agenda. The...

    • Posted July 28, 2016
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  • A road in the Ningo-Prampram district
    Ningo-Prampram planning authority approves Accra’s planned city extension

    Accra, 27 July 2016 – The concept plan for the Accra urban extension in Ningo-Prampram, developed by UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design LAB, was approved by the Statutory Planning Authority of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA). This...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Dr Clos Housing Affordability
    Only 13% of World’s Cities have affordable housing – According to new research

    Surabaya, 26 July 2016 – According to the Global Sample of Cities – a sample representing 70% of the world’s population – the median house price is 4.9 times annual household income in the majority of metropolitan...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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