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

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

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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 →
Urban Indigenous Peoples and Migration; A Review of Policies, Programmes and Practices

Urban Indigenous Peoples and Migration; A Review of Policies, Programmes and Practices

The material originates from an international Expert Group Meeting on Urban Indigenous Peoples and Migration held in Santiago, Chile, March 27-29, 2007. More info →
Pro Poor Land Management: Integrating Slums into City Planning Approaches

Pro Poor Land Management: Integrating Slums into City Planning Approaches

This publication on Pro Poor Land Management is based on the Handbook on Best Practices, Security of Tenure and Access to Land. It briefly describes recent innovations at the global level in the field of pro poor land management. It shows how governments, including local government and other stakeholders, are coming to grips with implementing the land related principles enshrined in the Habitat Agenda at a practical level in the cities and towns. Together with the Handbook, it helps to assess at the global level the tools, methods and approaches that exist for the implementation of the Global Campaign for Secure Tenure, and to identify the gaps, blockages and problems that still need to be addressed. More info →
Côte d’Ivoire: Profil Urbain d’Abobo (French)

Côte d’Ivoire: Profil Urbain d’Abobo (French)

Series: Urban Profiles
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 →
Gambia: Banjul Urban Profile

Gambia: Banjul Urban Profile

Series: Urban Profiles
The Banjul Urban Profiling consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at local and national levels. The purpose of the study is to develop urban poverty reduction policies at local, national, and regional levels, through an assessment of needs and response mechanisms, and as a contribution to the wider-ranging implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. 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 →
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 →
Côte d’Ivoire: Profil Urbain de Treichville (French)

Côte d’Ivoire: Profil Urbain de Treichville (French)

Series: Urban Profiles
Treichville est l’une des 13 communes du district d’Abidjan. More info →
Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons

Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons

This handbook aims to bridge the existing gap between the needs and rights of persons with disabilities and older persons with slum upgrading, reconstruction, large-scale affordable and social housing programmes. More info →
Gambia: Brikama Urban Profile

Gambia: Brikama Urban Profile

Series: Urban Profiles
The urban profiling in Brikama consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at the local and national level. 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 →
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 de Port-Bouët (French)

Côte d’Ivoire: Profil Urbain de Port-Bouët (French)

Series: Urban Profiles
Port-Bouët porte le nom du commandant Bouët Villaumez qui, en 1837, fut chargé par le roi de France, Louis Philippe, de signer des traités de commerce et de protection avec des chefs côtiers. More info →
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 →
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