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All posts tagged "Urban Planning and Design Branch"

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    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
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  • Urban Lab calls for multi-stakeholder approach to urbanization in Caribbean_1
    Urban Lab calls for multi-stakeholder approach to urbanization in Caribbean

    Suriname, 29 April 2016 – Participants at a recent workshop have highlighted the need for a mult-stakeholder, participatory approach to urban development. Leading up to the Caribbean Urban Forum 6 (CUF6) in Paramaribo, Suriname, UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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    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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    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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  • 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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    Urban Planning and Design at UN-Habitat

    Many cities are currently facing serious challenges of ineffective development control systems, informal and often chaotic peri-urban expansion, a proliferation of informal housing and livelihood activities, poor connectivity, traffic congestion and energy inefficiency, among others. Cities are...

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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    New UN-Habitat project in Kenya receives Japanese funding

    Nairobi, 08 March 2016—UN-Habitat this week received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to implement a project in Kenya: “Strengthening Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugee Communities at Kalobeyei New Site, Turkana County.” Turkana County...

    • Posted March 8, 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 launches international urban design student competition
    UN-Habitat launches international urban design student competition

    Kenya, 14 January 2016 – UN-Habitat is launching a competition to promote collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design. The competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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    UN-Habitat’s new project targets Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem

    Ramallah, 16 December 2015 – The Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People along with its partner the Arab Thought Forum (ATF), and in collaboration with Jerusalem Governorate and the Ministry of Local Government last week...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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    UN-Habitat organizes ‘One UN solutions for cities and climate change’ event at COP21

    Paris, 15 Dec 2015 – UN-Habitat on Tuesday, 08 December, hosted a ‘One UN solutions for cites & climate change: the new climate agreement & the new urban agenda’ event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP21. The...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat
    Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat

    Kisumu, Kenya 1 December 2015– Kisumu County Government has contributed USD 100,000 to the on-going joint Kisumu County/UN-Habitat initiative on the Kisumu Lakefront development. The Contribution Agreement was signed by the Governor of Kisumu County, Mr. Jack...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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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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  • UrbanLedsProject
    Interim Evaluation of the Urban LEDS Project, Synthesis Report, September 2015

    The Urban-LEDS Project “Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries” (the Project) was initiated in partnership between United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability to support low emissions...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat receives ISOCARP award for Urban Planning_1
    UN-Habitat receives ISOCARP award for Urban Planning

    Rotterdam, 27 October 2015—UN-Habitat has been awarded with the International Society for City and Regional Planners’ (ISOCARP) 50th anniversary award for city planning. UN-Habitat clinched the ‘Sam Van Embden’ Award for its urban planning work and the consistent...

    • Posted October 27, 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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  • 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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  • Regional Spatial Planning Strategy of Darfur
    Regional Spatial Planning Strategy of Darfur

    The Darfur region in Sudan stands out as a good example of the socioeconomic consequences a conflict can have on a territory and its basic resources, including the natural environment, human settlements at large and urban areas...

    • Posted May 25, 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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