- Designing public spaces using Minecraft brings refugees and local communities...
- UN Habitat Commits to Implementing the Global Compact on Migration
- Residents, diplomats and UN-Habitat staff join hands to clean up Nairobi
- UN-Habitat Executive Director unveils Youth Declar-Action at the Sustainable...
- Blue economy forum will boost water’s potential
- Op-Ed By Maimunah Mohd Sharif on Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
- UN-Habitat leads Africities session on effective local government planning for...
- Chinese Cities Improving in Global Competitiveness
- Resilient cities, a matter of planning for and with children
- UN-Habitat Executive Director: World Cities Day Message
All posts by Lynne.Karago
UN-Habitat presents initial city prosperity results for Siberian City
Tomsk, Siberia, Russia-, November 2018 – UN-Habitat presented the preliminary results of its UN-Habitat’s City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) for Tomsk, the first Russian city to implement the urban diagnosis framework. The presentation was made during a panel...
- Posted December 6, 2018
Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide
This guide aims to create and strengthen law-making processes that build and secure the legal rights of all people living in all urban areas to be governed fairly, live safely, earn a living and participate fully in...
- Posted September 4, 2018
Preparing Cities to Monitor and Report on Goal 11
Nairobi, 17 July 2018 – With support from UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory and the Africa Center for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), two cities in Tunisia are developing frameworks for monitoring and...
- Posted July 17, 2018
Call for Case Studies: Urban and Territorial Planning for Health
UN-Habitat invites national governments, local authorities, planning professionals, and civil society organizations to be part of our IG-UTP Compendium of Inspiring Practices: Health Edition by sharing with us case studies on urban and territorial planning (strategies, plans,...
- Posted May 21, 2018
Winners of the 11th cycle of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment
20 February 2018 – UN-Habitat and Dubai Municipality are pleased to jointly announce the winners of the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices. The Award recognizes outstanding initiatives that are making valuable contribution...
- Posted February 20, 2018
Jury begins evaluation for the 11th Cycle of the Dubai International Award
Dubai Municipality 16 January 2018—A five-member jury drawn by the Dubai Award Secretariat as well as UN-Habitat this week began the evaluation process for the 11th cycle of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices. The Jury...
- Posted January 16, 2018
Preparing Cities in Africa to Monitor and Report on Goal 11
Nairobi, 12 January 2018– At the close of 2017, Botswana and Tunisia were getting prepared to monitor and report on SDG 11, with the support of the UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory team and the UNECA to monitor...
- Posted January 12, 2018
Distinguishing slum from non-slum areas to identify occupants’ issues
30 November 2017, Bellagio Italy – Despite an estimated one billion people around the world living in slums, many global data collection exercises including censuses do not track spatial distinctions of populations living in places identified as...
- Posted November 30, 2017
UN-Habitat highlights the New Urban Agenda at UNECE meeting
Geneva 16 November 2017–Representatives of Armenia, Moldova, Serbia and Tajikistan last week attended the joint UN-Habitat and UNECE final regional workshop of the UN Development Account 9th tranche project “Strengthening national capacities for sustainable housing and urban...
- Posted November 16, 2017
Riverbank Filtration Project for Clean Water Production in Minya, Egypt
In line with the Hayat Project for Local Development objectives, UN Habitat in partnership with ‘Minya Drinking Water and Sanitation Company’ MDWSC and through technical guidance of the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water aims to...
- Posted October 9, 2017
Localizing the Sustainable Development Goal 11 in Asian Cities: planning and implementation of housing and slum upgrading
Dates: 15-20 November 2017 Deadline for applications: 1 October 2017 UN-Habitat and IUTC has been closely collaborating in training and capacity building for a decade. The next up-coming training offers an intensive, dynamic and rich learning environment...
- Posted September 18, 2017
Reducing speeds for better mobility and quality of life – CarlosFelipe Pardo
The lecture will address the issue of having more appropriate speeds in cities while increasing efficiency and livability. MP3 AUDIO: CarlosFelipe Pardo – Reducing speeds for better mobility and quality of life SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses...
- Posted August 1, 2017
Stand up for public space – Luisa Bravo
Luisa Bravo in this lecture advocates for that public space in cities is a common good, meant to be open, inclusive and democratic – a right for everybody. MP3 AUDIO: Luisa Bravo – Stand up for public space SYNOPSIS...
- Posted July 25, 2017
UN-Habitat and DLR sign Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Berlin, 18 July 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Institute of Transport Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to promote cooperation between the...
- Posted July 19, 2017
The tale of Broadville and Narrowtown: Why we need a global, people-based definition of cities and settlements – Lewis Dijkstra
Lewis Dijkstra from the European Commission in this lecture explains why without a global definition of cities, urban indicators are hopelessly distorted and proposes the degree of urbanization as new method to solve this problem. MP3 AUDIO: Lewis Dijkstra...
- Posted July 18, 2017
Calling for applications: 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices
Nairobi, 18 July 2017 — The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat is currently calling for submissions to the 11th round of the 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The 2017 award is...
- Posted July 18, 2017
Improving urban tenure security and property rights – Geoffrey Payne
In this lecture, Geoffrey Payne distills thirty years of work on land tenure and property rights to provide a conceptual and methodological framework for assessing the issues involved and offers policy options with practical examples. MP3 AUDIO: Geoffrey Payne – Improving urban...
- Posted July 11, 2017
Building Sustainable Communities: Leadership, Gender and the Environment Course
The international workshop is designed for women and men community leaders, grassroots development officers, national and local government officers, non-governmental development practitioners, and women’s organizations. Candidates are expected to have academic training or equivalent professional qualifications in...
- Posted July 10, 2017
A compass for cities – Fernando Murillo
In this lecture Fernando Murillo from University of Buenos Aires discusses the “Compass” of cities – a participatory methodology for policy making . It consists of different indicators represented graphically as a “Compass”, combining four fundamental dimensions dealing...
- Posted July 4, 2017
UN-Habitat joins forces with partners to address living housing needs of refugees, migrants
Berlin, 04 July 2017– In order to address the rising tide of refugees and migrants over the years, UN-Habitat co-launched the Mediterranean City-to-City Migration (MC2CM) project that brings together experts and cities to contribute towards improved migration...
- Posted July 4, 2017