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  • Join the World Urban Campaign

    The second and third decades of the 21st Century will see unprecedented growth in cities, as the world will transform from 50% urban today to 70% urban in just over a single generation. Arguably the greatest challenge...

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  • City Changer Toolkit

    ‘I’m a City Changer’ is the awareness-raising initiative of the World Urban Campaign. It is about: • Positive urban development • Solutions to urban challenges • Giving voice to people to change our urban future DOWNLOAD: (9,489...

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  • Tools to Support Transparency in Land Administration , Training package: Trainer’s Guide

    This publication forms a part of a two volume training package on Tools to Improve Transparency in Land Administration. The training package comprises a Training Toolkit and a Trainers’ Guide. The publication is a product of a...

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  • Guide to Land Mediation

    The Guide to Land Mediation mainly draws its inspiration from practical experience on the ground of the land program conducted by UN-Habitat in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri....

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  • Tools to Support Transparency in Land Administration , Training package: Toolkit

    This publication forms a part of a two volume training package on Tools to Improve Transparency in Land Administration. The training package comprises a Training Toolkit and a Trainers’ Guide. The first provides content and the latter...

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  • The State of Planning in Africa

    This report presents an overview of the state of planning in Africa. It is the result of research carried out by the African Planners Association among 15 of its affiliate member countries – Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya,...

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  • Working with Nature: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

    Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide (Working with Nature) focuses on the effect of unplanned, rapid growth of cities on the functioning of a city-region’s natural systems. It...

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  • The Competitiveness of Cities

    Due in part to the emergence of active local leaders in many cities and in part to the fiscal weakness of most national and sub-national governments, policies designed to enhance the competitiveness of cities have become arguably...

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  • Property Tax Regimes in East Africa

    The report covers three basic issues: property tax legislation and practice, the significance and magnitude of property tax revenue, and the prospects of property taxation in the three East African countries. For instance, during the period of...

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  • Impact of Climate Change on Urban Residents in Colombia

    This report examines the impact of climate change on urban settlements and adaptation strategies and practices, and particularly low-income groups’ adaptation in Colombia. DOWNLOAD: (2.126 Kb) ISBN Series Number: 978-92-1-132027-5 ISBN: 978-92-1-132524-9 HS Number: 110/12E Series Title:...

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  • Urban Basic Services Portfolio , Annual report 2012

    With poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, and sustainable consumption and production as the over-arching development goals, UN-Habitat – the United Nations Human Settlements agency – believes that urban areas are an asset and a solution, and that the...

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  • Finance Policies and Procedures Manual Volume 1

    Small water utilities face unique challenges in delivering water and sanitation services to their customers. With a limited revenue base and few opportunities to benefit from economies of scale, they often suffer from severe skill shortages and...

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  • Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance , Strategy 2013-2017

    Despite their frequent lack of capacity, water operators are the key actors in the management of urban water and sewerage services. Mentor water operators with relevant skills and experience, and mentee water operators that express a demand...

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  • Scaling-Up Affordable Housing Supply in Brazil

    Since 2009, Brazil has been implementing an ambitious national social housing programme: the My House, My Life Programme (Programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida). The Programme was designed to stimulate the production and acquisition of new housing units...

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  • Affordable land and housing in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region were the first in the developing world to go through rapid urbanisation. Today, the region is the second most urbanised region in the world. This urbanisation process has been...

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  • Fiji: National Urban Profile

    The Fiji National Urban Profile 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...

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  • Shelter Projects 2011-2012

    This book contains summaries of shelter projects that have been implemented in response to conflicts, complex emergencies, and natural disasters from different parts of the world. The projects highlight issues such as rental support, settlement, site planning...

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  • Shelter Projects 2010

    By the end of 2010, over 43 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution. In addition, during 2010, over 400 natural disasters were reported killing over 300,000 people and affecting more than...

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  • Shelter projects 2009

    By the end of 2009, over 43 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution. In addition, during 2009, 335 reported natural disasters killed over 10,000 people and affected more than 119 million...

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  • The State of European Cities in Transition 2013, Taking stock after 20 years of reform

    The transitional European countries are now in different stages of their transition to prosperous, just and democratic societies. As we look at the challenges of the future, The State of European Cities in Transition 2013 offers insight...

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