Asian urban experts root for citywide public space strategies
Kuala Lumpur 17 August 2016– UN-Habitat conducted its’ first international workshop on public spaces titled “Creating safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early thismonth. Jointly organized by Citynet and Kuala Lumpur...
- Posted August 17, 2016
Afghanistan president challenges the youth to tackle corruption
Kabul, 16 August 2016—President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has challenged the young people of his country to be in the forefront in tackling the scourge of corruption. “Today’s activists are indeed tomorrow’s leaders. The new generation is the...
- Posted August 16, 2016
Informal Land Markets and Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America and the Caribbean
UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy offer the 15th edition of the professional training program ‘Informal Land Markets and the Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America’. The course is developed in collaboration with the...
- Posted August 16, 2016
Monitoring water use efficiency in Qazvin through City Prosperity Initiative
Geneva, 15 August 2016 – The Greener Cities Partnership (GCP) is to develop a list of recommended indicators that shall be added to the extended City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) framework to enhance the quality and depth of monitoring...
- Posted August 15, 2016
Nairobi pledges to support youth centre on International Youth Day
Nairobi, 12 August 2016 – This year’s International Youth Day was marked in Nairobi with song and dance as the County Government pledged to re-establish the UN-Habitat founded One Stop Youth Resource Centre. “I am making the commitment...
- Posted August 12, 2016
Kenya’s proposed Smart City signs agreement with UN-Habitat
Nairobi, 11 August 201- The Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA), the body charged with developing Africa’s first ‘Smart City’ has entered into an agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to standardize the development of...
- Posted August 11, 2016
UN-Habitat meets with the new refugee community in a design workshop
Kayolobeyei, Kenya 10 August 2016– UN-Habitat with the support of the Government of Japan is contributing to the spatial planning component for the new refugee settlement in Kalobeyei, Turkana County. The UN-Habitat approach has a strong participatory...
- Posted August 10, 2016
EcoMaterials 5 conference to highlight sustainable construction ahead of Habitat III
Riobamba, Ecuador, 9 August 2016—Just a week before the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Human Settlements, Habitat III kicks off in Quito, a landmark meeting will be held in Riobamba city, setting the stage for...
- Posted August 9, 2016
Harnessing the Power of Indigenous Cultures for Better Cities
Nairobi, 9 August 2016 – As we celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in our final stretch towards Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, and the New Urban Agenda to be adopted this October, we must take...
- Posted August 8, 2016
Discussions push ever closer to adoption of a New Urban Agenda
Nairobi, 5 August 2016 – In preparation for the Habitat III conference to be held in Quito in October, the third session of the Preparatory Committee – PrepCom3 – closed with strong progress towards the adoption of...
- Posted August 5, 2016