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Housing rights, housing policy, housing strategy
Going Green , A Handbook of Sustainable Housing Practices in Developing Countries

Going Green , A Handbook of Sustainable Housing Practices in Developing Countries

The housing sector is in a prime position to mitigate climate change and make environmentally-friendly cities. More info →
Guide pratique 2: Le logement pour les faibles revenus , Les moyens d’aider les pauvres à trouver un logement décent dans les villes africaines

Guide pratique 2: Le logement pour les faibles revenus , Les moyens d’aider les pauvres à trouver un logement décent dans les villes africaines

Le présent Guide pratique n° 2 décrit plusieurs moyens de traiter le problème du logement pour les faibles revenus dans les villes africaines dans le cadre de programmes et de projets. More info →
MALAWI Urban Housing Sector Profile

MALAWI Urban Housing Sector Profile

The Malawi Urban Housing Sector Profile is the first in a new UN-HABITAT report series. More info →
Tools to Support Participatory Urban Decision Making

Tools to Support Participatory Urban Decision Making

This toolkit is a contribution to the Global Campaign on Urban Governance, an initiative led by UN-Habitat in collaboration with a whole range of partners whose development goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty through improved urban governance. This toolkit will contribute to the wider dialogue, advocacy and capacity-building efforts towards good urban governance. The tools contained herein will form part of an electronic database of tools encompassing various principles promoted by the Campaign. More info →
Profil De Ville De Kribi (French)

Profil De Ville De Kribi (French)

Le but du profil régional du secteur urbain est de contribuer à l’élaboration et à l’exécution de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté en milieu urbain aux niveaux local, national et sous-régional. More info →
Burkina Faso: Profil Urbain National

Burkina Faso: Profil Urbain National

La croissance démographique rapide du Burkina Faso, et surtout l’extension démesurée des villes, ont de lourdes répercussions sur l’environnement de ce pays enclavé. More info →
Evictions and the rights-based approach to urban development, September 2011

Evictions and the rights-based approach to urban development, September 2011

The increase in the intensity and scale of forced evictions across the world is a trend that has to be reversed and a human rights based approach (HRBA) is key. More info →
Guide pratique 1: L’Afrique urbaine , Construire en tirant parti du potentiel inexploité

Guide pratique 1: L’Afrique urbaine , Construire en tirant parti du potentiel inexploité

Ce Guide pratique n° 1 analyse le manque d’imagination dont ont fait preuve tous ceux impliqués dans le développement et la gestion des zones urbaines, qui n’ont pas su apprécier toutes les possibilités offertes par l’urbanisation pour résoudre la crise de développement de l’Afrique, et ont considéré en fait qu’il s’agissait plutôt d’une des causes de la crise. More info →
Best Practices on Social Sustainability in Historic Districts

Best Practices on Social Sustainability in Historic Districts

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The case studies comprise a selection of initiatives in the enhancement and conservation of cultural heritage, contained in UN HABITAT’S Best Practices Database. More info →
Rental Housing: An essential option for the urban poor in developing countries

Rental Housing: An essential option for the urban poor in developing countries

Demonstrates that most arguments leading to the current bias against rental housing are highly flawed. Argues for more tenure-neutral housing policies, and urges governments to modify regulatory frameworks, develop credit programmes and other forms of assistance to support housing production, with a view to creating more rental housing and to improve the existing stock. More info →
Côte D’ivoire : Profil Urbain D’abobo (French)

Côte D’ivoire : Profil Urbain D’abobo (French)

La commune d’Abobo est l’une des 13 communes constituant le district d’Abidjan. More info →
Perfil del Sector Vivienda de El Salvador (El Salvador Housing Sector Profile)

Perfil del Sector Vivienda de El Salvador (El Salvador Housing Sector Profile)

Este Perfil del sector vivienda en El Salvador se centra en el tema habitacional, principalmente en zonas urbanas. Es un análisis amplio con el propósito de arrojar luz sobre el funcionamiento de los sistemas de oferta y de demanda de la vivienda en el país, tal como funcionan actualmente. Este análisis identifica las limitaciones del sector para lograr el objetivo de una vivienda adecuada para todos y todas. También tiene el propósito de producir un mejor conocimiento y comprensión del sector, que permitirá al Gobierno de El Salvador (GOES) y en particular al Vice Ministerio de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (VMVDU) formular estrategias e instrumentos para mejorar el funcionamiento del sector y elaborar una política de vivienda. En ese sentido, el perfil identifica posibles acciones que podrían tomarse para mejorar el funcionamiento del sector habitacional. More info →
Uganda Urban Housing Sector Profile

Uganda Urban Housing Sector Profile

This profile is a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the structure and functioning of Uganda's urban housing sector. More info →
Quick Guide 8: Local government , Addressing urban challenges in a participatory and integrated way

Quick Guide 8: Local government , Addressing urban challenges in a participatory and integrated way

This Quick Guide 8 provides a brief overview of local government in Africa, and the urban challenges (and opportunities) that local government bodies need to respond to. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 4. EVICTION: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 4. EVICTION: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities

This Quick Guide explores several practicable and replicable alternatives to evictions which are being tested, refined and scaled up by governments, community groups and support institutions in Asia. More info →
Affordable Land and Housing in Africa

Affordable Land and Housing in Africa

In the vast majority of countries land and housing affordability is a critical contemporary challenge. More info →
Côte D’ivoire : Profil Urbain De Treichville (French)
Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile

Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile

Today, the housing situation in Nepal, especially for the urban poor, remains far from adequate. Indeed, urban dwellers in Nepal have been finding it increasingly difficult to afford housing due to rapid price rises in land. More info →
Zambia Urban Housing Sector Profile

Zambia Urban Housing Sector Profile

A national Housing Profile can be the first step to inform and engage policy and decision-makers, and provide them with the evidence needed to design their choices and support critical decisions. More info →
Quick Guide 7: Rental Housing , A much neglected housing option for the poor

Quick Guide 7: Rental Housing , A much neglected housing option for the poor

This Quick Guide 7 considers the characteristics of good quality rental housing and sound landlord-tenant rental arrangements, and presents policy options to promote and regulate the expansion of rental housing especially for the urban poor. More info →
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