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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 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 →
Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons
Gambia Brikama Urban Profile

Gambia Brikama Urban Profile

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 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 →
Ghana: National Urban Profile

Ghana: National Urban Profile

The National Urban Profile focuses on the findings of a desk-study, interviews with key actors and a town consultation with key urban actors and institutions. 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 →
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 Port-Bouët (French)

Côte D’ivoire : Profil Urbain De Port-Bouët (French)

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 →
Viet Nam Housing Sector Profile

Viet Nam Housing Sector Profile

The report provides us with an in-depth analysis of the various dimensions of housing and highlights some constraints that require the attention of public policy. More info →
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