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All posts tagged "Planning & Design"

  • National Urban Policy_A Guiding Framework
    National Urban Policy: A Guiding Framework

    This Guiding Framework is designed to outline key elements and instruments of the policy process through all the five NUP phases: feasibility, diagnosis, formulation, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. Each phase is the subject of one part...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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  • County Engagement Framework for Kenya
    County Engagement Framework for Kenya

    This document discusses the existing legislation relating to Urban and Regional Planning in Kenya with a view to highlighting the opportunities and gaps that can be harnessed in respect to international, regional, national and county planning legal...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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  • Habitat Hiroba 1
    Record downloads of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

    Nairobi 13 April 2016–The English version of the International Guidelines on Urban Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) has been downloaded over 100,000 times from the UN-Habitat website, making these Guidelines the most popular publications ever  in less than a year of...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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  • Global_Public_Space_Toolkit
    Global Public Space Toolkit: From Global Principles to Local Policies and Practice

    Despite its importance in promoting sustainable urban development, public space has not been given the attention it deserves in literature and, more importantly, in the global policy arena. Yet there is a growing body of principles and...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • Students explore solutions for Vietnam’s Da Nang Riverfront
    Students explore solutions for Vietnam’s Da Nang Riverfront

    Da Nang, Vietnam 24 March 2016– 46 students from three continents recently attended the 10-day Da Nang Summer School in the Central Vietnamese city. The summer school was spearheaded by the Rapid Planning project and jointly organized...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Lignes Directrices Internationales sur la Planification Urbaine et Territoriale
    Lignes Directrices Internationales sur la Planification Urbaine et Territoriale

    Le besoin de la planification ne peut être davantage accentué. L’urbanisation progresse rapidement et d’ici 2050, sept personnes sur dix vivront dans des villes. Des politiques et des plans inappropriés ont mené à une distribution spatiale non...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • Kenya-Municiple-Programme-Vol1
    UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya

    This report is based on the outcomes of the capacity development trainings that were undertaken in support to the implementation of the on-going Kenya Municipal Programme. It details outcomes of the first phase of the training that...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • Academicians and chairs of East African professional bodies discuss architecture and urban planning
    Academicians and chairs of East African professional bodies discuss architecture and urban planning

    Machakos, 11 February 2016 – Deans, senior lecturers of architecture schools and chairs of professional bodies of East Africa last week congregated in the Kenyan town of Machakos to discuss education for sustainability in architecture and urban planning. The...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat to lead in planning Kenya’s first Integrated Settlement in Kalobeyei, Turkana County_1
    UN-Habitat to lead in planning Kenya’s first Integrated Settlement in Kalobeyei, Turkana County

    Kenya, 04 February 2016 – UN-Habitat has joined in the implementation of Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Program (KISEDP), a Turkana-based initiative that seeks to facilitate collaboration and coordination between the Kenyan Government, UN agencies, development actors, NGOs,...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat organizes seminar with Brazilian ministry
    UN-Habitat organizes seminar with Brazilian ministry

    Rio de Janeiro, 19 January 2016 – In December 2015, the Ministry of Cities of Brazil and UN-Habitat organized the International Seminar on Metropolitan Planning where specialists shared experiences on the metropolitan theme from four viewpoints: The...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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    UN-Habitat hosts meeting on urban regeneration in Mexico City

    Mexico City, 4 November 2015 – UN-Habitat recently organized an Expert Group Meeting to provide concrete recommendations for the Urban Regeneration process of the City of Mexico. A team of eight international urban planning experts and more...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • IntegratingClimateChangeintoCDS
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies

    This guidebook on integrating climate change into city development strategies (CDS) attempts to provide a modest input into the effort of unifying two key thematic areas, Climate Change and City Development Strategies. This attempt of climate proofing...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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  • Hanoi workshop discusses international best practices in planning bill drafting
    Hanoi workshop discusses international best practices in planning bill drafting

    Hanoi, 26 August 2015— Top planning experts, representatives from National Assembly committees, ministries, central and local departments, research institutes, universities, civic organisations and NGOs met in Hanoi for a workshop titled ‘Drafting of the Planning Bill –...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat, ARCADIS and KULeuven help rebuilding effort in Nepal
    UN-Habitat, ARCADIS and KULeuven help rebuilding effort in Nepal

    Kathmandu, 24 August 2015 – ARCADIS, UN-Habitat – the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and KU Leuven are partnering to develop an urban recovery and development program for immediate action in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.In response to the...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • Water_kiosk_1
    Creative Lab on urban basic services infrastructure held in Kigali

    Kigali, 21 August 2015 – UN-Habitat has held an international summer school in the Rwandan capital under the motto “Interacting Infrastructures”. The Creative Lab brought together international students from Cameroon, Colombia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Nigeria and...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • International Guidelines on Urban and territorial Planning
    UN-Habitat releases International Guidelines on Urban Territorial Planning

    Nairobi, 10 August 2015– UN-Habitat has released guidelines to provide national governments, local authorities, civil society organizations and planning professionals with a global reference framework that promotes more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities and territories...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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  • IGUTP_English
    International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

    The need for planning cannot be over-emphasized. Urbanization is progressing rapidly and by 2050, seven out of ten people will be living in cities. Inappropriate policies, plans and designs have led to inadequate spatial distribution of people...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Dr. Clos walks through kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
    Building better cities – Clos on making our cities work for us

    Nairobi, 14 July 2015 – If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat. In the economic history of humanity, urbanization has always been an accelerator of growth and...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • Urban Planning for City Leaders_Spanish-1
    Planeamiento Urbano para Autoridades Locales

    Planeamiento Urbano para Autoridades Locales

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat promotes sustainable urban planning and development in Myanmar
    UN-Habitat promotes sustainable urban planning and development in Myanmar

    Yangon, 24 June 2015 – UN-Habitat recently hosted a two-week mission of international experts to deliver urban planning training and undertake socioeconomic analysis of major Myanmar cities. The mission included staff from UN-Habitat headquarters and seven visiting experts from...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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