All posts tagged "Planning & Design"
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
UN-Habitat provides boost to Ecuador’s earthquake recovery
Quito, 5 May 2016 – In response to the earthquake that affected Ecuador earlier in April, UN-Habitat is gearing-up its assistance to the Latin American country. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake led to the loss of close to...
- Posted May 5, 2016
Belmopan and UN-Habitat to address climate change through planning
Paramaribo 05 May 2016 –During the 6th Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF6) in Paramaribo, Suriname, the capital city of Belize, Belmopan, signed a cooperation agreement with UN-Habitat to tackle the effects of rapid urbanization. The Memorandum of Understanding...
- Posted May 4, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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