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    Buenos Aires to host second Future of Places conference

    Nairobi, 12 June 2014: The second Future of Places conference, organised by UN-Habitat, the Project for Public Spaces and the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, will take place 1-3 September 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it has been announced....

    • Posted June 16, 2014
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    UN-Habitat chairs cities forum at UN climate conference

    Bonn, 11 June 2014: UN-Habitat has chaired a dedicated cities forum at a conference held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at highlighting sustainable urbanisation as a key factor in addressing global climate...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    City leaders share common challenges, solutions at World Cities Summit Mayors Forum

    Singapore, 10 June 2014: Over 130 Mayors and city leaders, together with urban partners, discussed strategies to develop smart cities at the World Cities Summit 2014. The Summit — a premier platform to address urban sustainability challenges...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, and ARCADIS Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, at a recent meeting in Amsterdam
    ARCADIS renews commitment to UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign

    Amsterdam, 6 June 2014: ARCADIS, a global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, has renewed its support for the World Urban Campaign through signing a two year agreement to continue to be a lead and sponsoring...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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    Cities “crucibles of innovation and advancement,” says Clos

    New York, 29 May 2014: United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, has said that “Cities and towns have been, and continue to be, crucibles of innovation and advancement”. He made the comments at...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • European Commission President, J. M. Durao Barroso, receives the State of African Cities Report 2014 from UN-Habitat's Maria-01
    Public space and culture emphasised at Visionary Urban Africa

    Brussels, 24 April 2014: The important relation between public space and culture and the significance that it has for people, prosperity and peace were strongly emphasised at the fourth European Union-Africa Summit that took place earlier this...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration

    Equity as a foundation of sustainable urban development. We, the participants of theSeventh World Urban Forum — governments, private sector, international organizations, academia, professionals and civil society — reaffirm our commitment to integrate urban equity into the...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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    Records broken as curtains fall on WUF7

    Medellin 11 April 2014—A record 22,000 people had attended the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) as it came to a close in Medellin Colombia on Friday evening with many describing it as the best...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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  • Michael Berkowitz; Dr Joan Clos; Margareta Wahlstrom; Dr Judith Rodin; Stephen Hammer; Kathryn Vines; Catherine Lynch; James Newman; Andres Blanco
    New Global Collaboration for Urban Resilience Announced At WUF7

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: This year’s World Urban Forum has resulted in the creation of a new alliance between nine of the world’s largest UN and non-UN organizations joining forces to build urban resilience and to strengthen...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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    Innovative solution to urban construction

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: As a legacy of the World Urban Forum’s presence in Medellín, a public building has been built in Juanes Park to showcase a low-cost, simple technique of building using local materials and resources....

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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    Florida and Toderian take stage at WUF

    Medellin, 10 April 2014: High profile urban writer and theorist, Richard Florida, and planning and design practitioner, have said that we are not yet prepared for the urbanisation that will take place in the coming years given...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Look to the past for ideas for future planning – Krier

    Medellin, 9 April 2014: Renowned architect, urban planner and architectural pioneer, Leon Krier, has said that we should look at cities in the past to learn what works – and what does not – when planning cities...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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    Development heavyweights weigh in on urban financing

    Medellin, 8 April 2014: Key players from across the globe came together at the World Urban Forum for a special session on Financing the New Urban Agenda. The debate revolved around the implementation of the Habitat Agenda...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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    “No magic bullet for inequality” – Stiglitz

    Nobel Economics Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday warned that there was no magic bullet to end inequality but laid down a series of measures he said could help to mitigate the problem. Speaking to the press...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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    Strong calls for better urban equity as WUF7 officially opens in Medellin

    The Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) officially opened in Medellin, Columbia with strong calls to increase opportunities for all those living in cities. In a video message, United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon welcomed...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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    First Children’s Assembly steals the show at WUF7

    For the first time, a Children’s Assembly has been held at the World Urban Forum to highlight the needs and wants of our cities’ youngest and often most vulnerable citizens. The session opened with the language of...

    • Posted April 8, 2014
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    UN-Habitat commemorates Rwanda genocide

    UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo lay a wreath of flowers to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide in Medellin on Monday. The day marks the anniversary of the...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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    Journalism Academies advance urban expertise at World Urban Forum

    Medellín, 6 April 2014: Journalists from all over the world participated in the Digital Media and Urban Journalism Academies, held in the side-lines of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) which opens on Monday in Medellín, Colombia. Opened...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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    “No sustainable development without sustainable urbanisation”

    UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, Colombian Minister for Housing, City and Territory, Luis Felipe Henao Cardona, and the Mayor of Medellín, Aníbal Gaviria have officially opened the public exhibition at the Seventh Session...

    • Posted April 5, 2014
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