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ONU-Hábitat y la CAF - Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina presentan el libro Construcción de ciudades más equitativas: políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina, el cual examina, por primera vez, las desigualdades en el ingreso y el consumo en una amplia muestra de 300 ciudades sobre un periodo de 20 años (1990-2000). More info →
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 a long legacy of underinvestment in infrastructure and capacity enhancement. More info →
Although the proportion of young people in cities is growing rapidly, few studies take into account the diversity of and views on their urban experiences. More info →
During the Water and Sanitation Trust Fund's Advisory Board meeting in 2010, the Government of Norway announced its intention to undertake an external evaluation of its support to the Trust Fund. Subsequently, the Governments of Norway, Spain and the Netherlands, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, decided to jointly undertake the evaluation. More info →
Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved a great deal in solving the housing problems for their people at all levels. More info →
This publication presents the situation of Tanguá in relation with the Millenium Development Goals within the work of monitoring city indicators related to the Millenium Development Goals in 2007 More info →
This publication presents the situation of the municipality of Maricá in relation to the MDGs within the work of monitoring city indicators related to the MDGs between 2000 and 2006. More info →
The publication documents the steps undertaken by the Bossaso Municipality in collaboration with UN-HABITAT towards a sustainable urban management. More info →
With an estimate of 87% of the total number of population living in urban areas (a rate higher than that of the Arab States), urbanization is considered one of the key issues facing Lebanon. More info →
Housing in Thailand has generally not been considered the responsibility of local government. More info →
Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local através do Planejamento Estratégico , Volume 1 (Portuguese Language Version)
Este manual é o primeiro volume da série Promovendo o Desenvolvimento Econômico Local (DEL) através de Planejamento Estratégico. More info →
The publication describes a city profile of Hargeisa, Somaliland. More info →
Kama ambavyo imeonyeshwa na ukaguzi wa mahitaji ya mafunzo uliofanywa na Kituo cha Umoja wa Mataifa cha Makao ya Binadamu Habitat) mahitaji ya mafunzo ya maofisa wa serikali ambao wamechaguliwa (madiwani) au ya wanasiasa yanaonekana ya dharura sana kote ulimwenguni. Wakati huo huo, mafunzo haya yanaonekana maeneo yenye kushugulikiwa kwa kiwango cha chini zaidi miongoni mwa yale yanayo jenga uwezo kwa minajili ya maendeleo ya mneneo maalum na usimamizi wa miji. More info →
In Vietnamese cities, as in other cities globally, urban centres are often located in highly risk-prone areas, such as in the coastal zone, along rivers or among mountains. Major types of infrastructure, such as roads, hospitals and water supply networks, as well as basic services such as healthcare, are vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. In coastal areas, storm surges and sea-level rise can affect food supply and settlements. In Viet Nam, it is projected that sea levels will rise by 57 to 73 millimetres by 2100. More info →
In a rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. More info →
Everyone thinks that Mzee Marende is a witch because he always has enough water, even to spare, when other people do not have water to drink. Incensed at Mzee Marende’s mysterious source of water, the people decide to attack him and his family accusing him of witchcraft. They set out to burn Mzee Marende’s entire family. In this exciting story, you will witness the deadly conflict as one man confronts and defeats an entire township. It is one of those stories a reader cannot forget easily. More info →
Given the substantial growth in new construction in economies in transition, and the inefficiencies of existing building stock worldwide, if nothing is done, GHG emissions from buildings will more than double in the next 20 years. Therefore, if global targets for GHG emissions reduction are to be met, it is essential that mitigation of GHG emissions from buildings must be on every national climate change strategy. More info →
The Darfur region in Sudan stands out as a good example of the socioeconomic consequences a conflict can have on a territory and its basic resources, including the natural environment, human settlements at large and urban areas in particular. How best to identify and entrench the fresh spatial patterns that can underpin socioeconomic stabilization and future development of a huge area is the purpose of this report. The protracted conflict since 2003 has caused massive displacements of people to or around the main urban centres, causing a complex, rapid, unplanned and uncontrolled urbanisation process. This is resulting in severe environmental degradation and social stress.The Regional Spatial Planning Strategy of Darfur (RSPSD) is a functional methodology that has been designed to facilitate a smooth transition from humanitarian relief to early recovery, reconstruction and economic development in that region of Sudan. The RSPSD aims to maximise the benefits of infrastructural investment, identifying priorities against a background of scarce resources and capacities, in an effort to bring about a more balanced spatial development, ultimately contributing to peace, stabilisation and economic growth. The Strategy advocates for the establishment of a network of urban settlements in Darfur, which can support each other and work as productive and interconnected nodes benefiting their surrounding rural areas. This network can efficiently integrate a broad range of socioeconomic, basic services and infrastructure dimensions that will benefit the population of Darfur as a whole, while at the same time laying the foundations of its future development.This work was sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and was technically supported by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in close and constant coordination with the Government of Sudan and the Darfur States, in collaboration with the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. A similar approach could be used in other countries or regions to devise the Spatial Development Frameworks which, in turn, set out and implement National Urban Policies. More info →