All posts tagged "Urban Planning and Design Branch"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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