- 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
A collaborative partnership approach to affordable housing in Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and Melbourne – Carolyn Whitzman
Based on comparative research in Melbourne, Toronto, Portland and Vancouver, this lecture will focus on how collaborative partnerships can successfully advocate for, and respond to, affordable housing programs. MP3 AUDIO: Carolyn Whitzman – A collaborative partnership approach to...
- Posted June 27, 2017
Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world – Somik Lall
“Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World” demonstrates how urban policy plays a central role in making Africa’s cities economically competitive MP3 AUDIO: Somik Lall – Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the world SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture...
- Posted June 20, 2017
Competitive Cities for jobs and growth: What, Who and How – Sameh Wahba
This lecture aims to introduce how cities can successfully introduce and harness levers to improve their competitiveness, facilitating firm and industry growth to create jobs, raise productivity and increase incomes. MP3 AUDIO: Sameh Wahba – Competitive Cities...
- Posted June 13, 2017
Experts Reach Important Consensus on critical ‘Land Indicator’
Washington 13 June 2017– A group of statisticians and land property rights experts recently met at the World Bank offices in Washington D.C., with the objective of developing the preparatory requirements for supporting the reclassification of the Sustainable...
- Posted June 13, 2017
The role of urban law in the New Urban Agenda – Thomas Coggin
This lecture will introduce listeners to the role of law (including legislation, rights, and jurisprudence) in influencing our lives in cities, focusing primarily on its benefits, but also how it can marginalize people. MP3 AUDIO: Thomas Coggin – The...
- Posted June 6, 2017
Networking City Leadership – Michele Acuto
With mounting globalisation, sprawling city-to-city connections, and an increasing role in global governance, it is critical for city leaders to understand and strategically orient their networking activities to open up the horizons of urban policy. Michele Acuto...
- Posted May 30, 2017
“Cities and the New Climate Economy: The Role of Urban Form and Transport” – Philipp Rode
Philipp Rode in this lecture presents the findings of the cities research programme of the Commission’s New Climate Economy (NCE) project which LSE Cities is co-leading. The overall aim of NCE is to provide independent and authoritative...
- Posted May 23, 2017
“Coproducing for sustainable cities” – Diana Mitlin
Diana Mitlin from University of Manchester in this lecture argue that coproduction is an essential component of an inclusive urban agenda MP3 AUDIO: Diana Mitlin – Coproducing for sustainable cities SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses The...
- Posted May 16, 2017
National Sample of Cities
A MODEL APPROACH TO MONITORING AND REPORTING PERFORMANCE OF CITIES AT NATIONAL LEVELS National Governments and statistical offices recognize that it is a major challenge to study each city in a given country to monitor national trends...
- Posted May 4, 2017
Brussels hosts Expert Group Meeting on SDG indicators
Brussels 27 April 2017– The “Expert Group Meeting on Geospatial Definitions for Human Settlements Indicators of the SDGs” organized by UN-Habitat brings together leading experts on the detection of built-up areas and on the identification and classification...
- Posted April 27, 2017
UN-Habitat in the Somali Region Newsletter: July – December 2016
In this issue: Market rehabilitation • Mogadishu Shaqeyso Training Programme • Training Puntland’s new local councils • Mogadishu Strategic Spatial Plan • Staff collaboration • Habitat III municipal finance presentation • Infrastructure planning • Diaspora and donor...
- Posted February 21, 2017
UN-Habitat for the redevelopment of Kabul Riverfront
Kabul 6 February 2017 – UN-Habitat will support the redevelopment of the Kabul riverfront in the historic core of the city. UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab together with UN-Habitat’s Afghanistan Country Office presented last week the...
- Posted February 7, 2017
Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI): Sustainable Transport for East African Cities Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Call for Expressions of Interest for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation Sustainable Transport for East African Cities Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date first published: 7 February 2017 Deadline for submissions of...
- Posted February 7, 2017
Politics and Participation in a Changing Environmental Context
by Isabel Wetzel and Junnan Mu. “Social animals like bees and ants build their habitat by instincts but humans don’t build their cities by instincts, but through political relationships with different stakeholders.” -Dr. Joan Clos In the...
- Posted February 6, 2017
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation (LVWATSAN-Mwanza) Project: Mobilization and Institutional Facilitation of Sanitation (UN-Habitat)
Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation program (LVWATSAN) was first launched in 2004 by the Ministers responsible for water within the East Africa Community (EAC) with the aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and...
- Posted February 6, 2017
EoI: Towards an Integrated Transport System: Demonstration Bus Rapid Transit Corridors in Cairo, Egypt
Call for Expressions of Interest for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation Towards an Integrated Transport System: Demonstration Bus Rapid Transit Corridors in Cairo, Egypt Date first published: 30 January 2017 Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 20 February 2017...
- Posted January 31, 2017
UN-Habitat and partners hold workshop on spaces
Ha Noi, 30 January 2017 – Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee, in association with UN-Habitat, Korea Foundation and Ha Noi Institute of Socio-Economic Development Studies (HISEDS) recently organised an international workshop entitled Smart and Innovative Solution for...
- Posted January 30, 2017
UN-Habitat to partner with Cape Verde for sustainable communities
Praia 27 January 2017—UN-Habitat is keen to work together with the government of Cape Verde to build stronger communities, the Director of the Regional Office for Africa, Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka has said. The director visited Cape Verde to...
- Posted January 27, 2017
UN-Habitat launches Human Development Initiative Project
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka 26 January 2017 – UN-Habitat officially launched the ‘Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI)’ project in Nuwara Eliya district with the participation of key...
- Posted January 26, 2017
Turkana County representatives in consultative meeting with UN-Habitat
Kalobeyei, 26 January 2017– Four delegates from the Turkana county executive recently had a consultative meeting with representatives from UN-Habitat over three projects being implemented in Kalobeyei Town in Turkana west Sub-County. Kalobeyei is the ward hosting...
- Posted January 25, 2017