All posts tagged "Planning & Design"
UN-Habitat youth forum on urban economy in the refugee settlement
Kakuma, Kenya 12 September 2016—UN-Habitat and its partners recently hosted a forum to train a group of youths from Kakuma and Kalobeyei on urban economy. Mr. Geidon Loitalem Angelei, delegate from the Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Enterprise...
- Posted September 12, 2016
Chengdu and UN-Habitat revive their environmental partnership
Nairobi, 12 September 2016 – A delegation from the municipality of Chengdu, located in the Sichuan region of China, visited the UN-Habitat headquarters to agree on a newly developed project. This project will be developed by the Greener...
- Posted September 12, 2016
Nairobi meeting stresses synergy between airports and city stakeholders
Nairobi 08 September 2016– Over 40 experts representing aviation and city constituencies agreed to explore ways of strengthening collaboration and cooperation between airports and urban areas. The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) was recently co-convened by UN-Habitat and International...
- Posted September 8, 2016
UN-Habitat and stakeholders conduct site visit for data validation on refugee site
Kaloyebei, 06 September 2016— A delegation from the Turkana County’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, comprising of senior planners, cartographers and surveyors, joined the UN-Habitat researchers in Kalobeyei to jointly confirm the agreed boundary and provide...
- Posted September 6, 2016
UN-Habitat trains youth in data collection for refugee project
Kalobeyei 31 August 2016– UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refuges and host communities and developing a spatial plan for Kalobeyei New Settlement that...
- Posted August 31, 2016
UN-Habitat launches Public Space and Market Place Programme in Bamenda, Cameroon
Bamenda, Cameroon, 31 August 2016–In August 2016, UN-Habitat and the Government Delegate of Bamenda City Council, Mr.Vincent Nji Ndumu, launched the Bamenda Public Space and Market Place Programme. Present at the event were representatives of the five...
- Posted August 31, 2016
TICAD side event stresses integration
Nairobi, 27 August 2016—A side event at the ongoing TICAD VI meeting saw the importance of integration getting top priority. Officials from Japan’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Lands and Tourism- the organizers of the side event said the...
- Posted August 27, 2016
UN-Habitat and partners in urban regeneration in Mexico City
Mexico City, 25 August 2016—Studies have showed that complex urban dynamics that respond to high land prices and lack of affordable housing in the center of the cities are forcing residents of large metropolis to relocate sometimes...
- Posted August 25, 2016
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
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
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
UN-Habitat participates in Resilient Cities 2016 Global Forum
Bonn, 19 July 2016– UN-Habitat participated in the 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation (Resilient Cities 2016). The Forum hosted more than 320 participants, approximately 150 speakers, 34 sessions and a number of side events....
- Posted July 20, 2016
UN-Habitat establishes host community settlement development group in refugee project
Kalobeyei Town, Kenya 19 July 2016– UN-Habitat, together with Peace Winds Japan has been taking forward the project Planning for Integrated Refugee and Host Communities in Kalobeyei, Town, Kenya funded by the Government of Japan. The second...
- Posted July 19, 2016
Guidelines for Urban Planning in Myanmar
UN-Habitat supports city, regional and national authorities to improve and adopt policies, plans and designs for more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change. As...
- Posted July 15, 2016
Johannesburg embraces sustainable planning
Johannesburg, 12 July 2016– Last week, the City of Johannesburg presented Johannesburg’s Spatial Development Framework 2040 (SDF) at the 2016 South African Planning Institute (SAPI) Conference entitled ‘Planning African Cities’. The Spatial Development Framework elucidates Johannesburg’s spatial...
- Posted July 12, 2016
UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya – Volume 2
Report on Capacity Building for County Governments under the Kenya Municipal Programme. This is the second report in a series titled ‘UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya’. The focus of this report is on capacity development...
- Posted July 11, 2016
UN-Habitat presents Guidelines for Urban Planning to Myanmar’s Minister for Construction
Nay-Pi-Taw 5 July 2016– Last week in Nay-Pi-Taw, Myanmar, UN-Habitat handed over the Guidelines for Urban Planning for the Union of Myanmar to the new Minister for Construction, U Win Khaing. The guidelines are a key output...
- Posted July 5, 2016
UN-Habitat to announce winner of ‘Student Design Competition for Kenya’s Towns’
UN-Habitat and Kenya’s Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development are pleased to announce an exhibition of 9 short-listed candidate from ‘STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION FOR KENYA’S TOWNS‘. The competition was held by UN-Habitat and the Ministry...
- Posted June 7, 2016
Venice ‘Architecture Biennale 2016’ endorses UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning Labs approach
Venice 31 May 2016 — At the recently held Venice ‘Architecture Biennale 2016’ themed ‘Reporting from the Front’, UN-Habitat’s Network of Urban Planning Labs facilitated an Expert Group Meeting with Urban Planning Labs from five countries: Ghana, Mexico,...
- Posted May 31, 2016
UN-Habitat holds planning workshops for Kenya’s county legislators
Kisumu, Kenya 24 May 2016 — UN-Habitat, with the support of the Japanese government recently organised a two-day workshop on Urban Planning for the members of the Kisumu and Turkana Counties in Kenya. The workshop aimed to...
- Posted May 24, 2016