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All posts tagged "Planning & Design"

  • 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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    National seminar marks first year of the new cooperation programme between UN-Habitat and Morocco

    Rabat 17 June 2015– Within a two year programme, UN-Habitat has been partnering with the Moroccan Ministry of Housing and Urban Policy and Al Omrane Holding, the state company for urban and social housing projects with the...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and UNDP develop spatial visioning for Palestine_4
    UN-Habitat and UNDP develop spatial visioning for Palestine

    Jerusalem 17 June 2015 – UN-Habitat and UNDP joined forces to curate and facilitate a spatial visioning exercise between the 6th and the 14th of June 2015. The International Society for City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), which...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Castries, St Lucia - Castries is the capital of the island of St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands in the West Indies.
    The Caribbean holds fifth Urban Forum

    Castries, Saint Lucia, 16 June 2015 – The fifth edition of the Caribbean Urban Forum held in Castries (Saint Lucia) drew to a close on Friday 12 June, after three days of intensive discussions on sustainable urbanization....

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and partners hold forum on extension of Accra
    UN-Habitat and partners hold forum on extension of Accra

    Accra 8 June 2015—UN-Habitat and its partners recently held a forum to discuss the National Planned City Extension of the Grater Accra Region. The meeting held at the Central University College in Prampram brought together key political...

    • Posted June 8, 2015
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    UN-Habitat launches new report on planning for Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem

    Ramallah, 5 June 2015 – UN-Habitat has launched a new report “Right to Develop: Planning Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem,” which analyzes different approaches to planning adopted by Palestinian communities who face continued restrictions on their planning...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • Kisumu Members of County Assembly sensitised on urban planning
    Kisumu Members of County Assembly sensitised on urban planning

    Eldoret 4 June 2015– A workshop was last month organised for the Kisumu Members of the County Assembly (MCA) with the aim of deepening their awareness related to the roles of in urban planning and specifically, their...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • Right To Develop
    Right to Develop: Planning Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem

    The ‘Right to Develop: Planning Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem’ provides an overview of the planning praxis of Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem. Planning practice in the context of East Jerusalem is best understood as the set...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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  • Stakeholder meeting in Kisumu debates coordinated approach to lakefront development
    Stakeholder meeting in Kisumu debates coordinated approach to lakefront development

    Kisumu, 19 May 2015 – UN-Habitat and its partners have taken place in a meeting in the Kenyan city of Kisumu to ensure multi stakeholder approach in the development of the Kisumu Lakefront. Earlier this month, the...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • Governing Council approves International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning2
    Governing Council approves International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

    Nairobi, Kenya, 30 April 2015 – France, Japan, South Africa and Uganda co-sponsored the Resolution 25/6 of UN-Habitat Governing Council that approved the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning . The Resolution calls upon ‘international financial institutions,...

    • Posted April 30, 2015
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  • View of Lower Manhattan at sunset, from Jersey City, New Jersey. CC BY-SA 3.0
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    UN-Habitat and UN-Women host event on Public Space

    New York, 24 March 2014– During the 59th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira and the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Lakshmi Puri...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Da_Nang
    Kick-off workshop on Rapid Planning in Danang City

    Danang, Vietnam 12 March 2015 –UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Danang Institute for Social Economic Development this week organized a workshop to launch rapid planning in the city and which brought together national and foreign experts. According...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • Ramallah
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    Planning matters for the future of Palestine, international experts declare

    Jerusalem, 20 February 2015 – An integrated approach to planning, across the whole of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), is urgently needed to support the sustainable development of Palestine, an international group of planning experts have said....

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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  • Analysis of city extensions FINAL-LowRes-1
    Planned City Extensions: Analysis of Historical Examples

    Developing countries are urbanizing at an incredibly fast pace and, in many cases, with unplanned settlements that pose enormous challenges. Growing cities need to define the urban planning frameworks that will guide the construction of new neighbourhoods...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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    UN-Habitat Executive Director concludes Official Mission to Sudan

    Khartoum, 22 January 2015 – UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forestries and Urbanisation of Sudan which outlines their commitment to work together on sustainable urban...

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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  • Vietnam rolls out City Development Strategies
    Vietnam rolls out City Development Strategies

    HA NOI, 14 January 2015 — Tam Ky and Quy Nhon will be the first cities included in the Viet Nam City Development Strategies Project (CDS), officials announced on Tuesday. The CDS project aims to create city-development...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Celebrating a decade of Making Better Cities Together in Kosovo1
    Celebrating a decade of Making Better Cities Together in Kosovo

    Pristina, 6 January 2015 – The Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) Team and Partners recently celebrated a ‘Decade of Making Better Cities Together’ in Kosovo. The MuSPP is implemented by UN-Habitat and financed by the Swedish...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    UN-Habitat continues support to the Kenya Municipal Programme (Phase 2)

    UN-Habitat is collaborating with the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) in capacity building for Participatory Urban Planning in the country. Following a successful launch of the programme in August for cluster III (Machakos, Thika, Embu) and IV (Naivasha, Nakuru,...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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