All posts tagged "Urban Planning and Design Branch"
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
UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya – Volume 1
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
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 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
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
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
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