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Planning for climate change:  Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

Planning for climate change: Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. More info →
Customer Services User manual Volume 2

Customer Services User manual Volume 2

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 →
2012 حالت المدن العربية , (The State of Arab Cities 2012) Challenges of Urban Transition

2012 حالت المدن العربية , (The State of Arab Cities 2012) Challenges of Urban Transition

اتخذ العالم العربي دوراً هاماً للغاية في تاريخ عمليات التحضر، حيث تشكل هذه المنطقة منشأ الحضارة المدنية والتي شهدت أيضاً تداول المسائل الحضرية على مدى قرون عديدة. وقد تولدت عن الحضارة العربية في المناطق الحضرية بعض من أجمل المدن في العالم خلال فترة تطورها على مدى الألفية الماضية. More info →
Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-HABITAT

Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-HABITAT

The objectives of the evaluation are to assess UN-HABITAT's efforts in mainstreaming gender across its programmes and policies, and the appropriateness of its institutional arrangements and strategic partnerships for the promotion of gender equality in human settlements. More info →
Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Climate Change Assessment

Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Climate Change Assessment

This report is based on the Adaptation to Climate Change in Ecuador and the city of Esmeraldas: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities, 2009, prepared within the framework of UN-HABITAT ’s Cities in Climate Change Initiative. More info →
Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Maricá ano de 2007

Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Maricá ano de 2007

This publication presents the situation of Maricá in relation with the Millenium Development Goals within the work of monitoring city indicators related to the Millenium Development Goals in 2007 More info →
Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Guapimirim ano de 2007

Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Guapimirim ano de 2007

Este boletim apresenta o mapeamento do município de Guapimirim no ano de 2007, representando a primeira medição dos indicadores do milênio a partir da linha base (2000 – 2006), re-fletindo os impactos nos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do milênio observados no primeiro ano após o anúncio oficial da implantação do impreendimento COMPERJ na região. More info →
Ghana: National Urban Profile

Ghana: National Urban Profile

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Series: Urban Profiles
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 →
UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Namibia

UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Namibia

The Namibia Habitat Country Programme Document is the result of a collaborative effort between various agencies in Namibia, namely, the United Nations Development Programme and UN-HABITAT, in consultation and in collaboration with the government of Namibia. More info →
ecoBudget , Introduction for Mayors and Municipal Councillors

ecoBudget , Introduction for Mayors and Municipal Councillors

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Decision makers in local government face the ongoing challenge of how to provide services to the residents with limited resources. More info →
Compétences clés pour améliorer la gouvernance locale Vol 1. (French Language Version)

Compétences clés pour améliorer la gouvernance locale Vol 1. (French Language Version)

Sans des institutions locales solides et un personnel motivé, la décentralisation et la réforme des établissements humains n’apporteront pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
GIS as a Planning Support System for the Planning of Harmonious Cities , No. 3

GIS as a Planning Support System for the Planning of Harmonious Cities , No. 3

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Professor Yeh explores the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a Planning Support System for urban planning. More info →
Urban Crime Prevention and Youth at Risk

Urban Crime Prevention and Youth at Risk

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This Compendium has been compiled to accompany the Workshop on Strategies and best practices in crime prevention, in particular in relation to urban crime and youth at risk in the context of the 11th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Bangkok, Thailand from 18-25th April 2005. More info →
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

In Papua New Guinea, as in many areas in the Pacific, urban populations are often located in hazard-prone areas in the coastal zone. Storm surges and sea-level rise can affect settlements, food production and infrastructure. A lack of basic services such as clean water supply and solid waste management can exacerbate the negative effects of climate change. Amid all this, the poorest are almost always the most vulnerable, as they have less access to infrastructure, basic services and social safety nets in the event of a disaster More info →
What Land Means to Youth

What Land Means to Youth

Today, there are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world, the largest number of youth ever to have existed. These youth live, by and large, in cities and towns; the cities of the developing world account for over 90 per cent of the world’s urban growth and youth account for a large percentage of those inhabitants. It is estimated that as many as 60 per cent of all urban dwellers will be under the age of 18 by 2030. This urban demographic “youth bulge” represents both a challenge as well as an untapped potential in moving the land rights and tenure security agenda forward. Youth are increasingly mobile, social and creative in a rapidly transforming world. This means that the needs and attitudes toward land are changing too. More info →
Realising The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: A Handbook By The Un Special Rapporteur Catarina De Albuquerque

Realising The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: A Handbook By The Un Special Rapporteur Catarina De Albuquerque

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work of the UN Special Rapporteur and welcomes this publication. More info →
How to Establish a Land Sector Non-State Actors Mechanism
World Urban Forum 7 Report – March 2015
E-Governance and Urban Policy Design in Developing Countries

E-Governance and Urban Policy Design in Developing Countries

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Genre: Featured
Governance is about the processes by which public policy decisions are made and implemented. ICT can become a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase the levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in public urban policies, provided that the tools are appropriately used, accessible and affordable. This book examines how ICT enabled governance is applied to urban policy design and highlights case studies, tools, methodologies, all reflecting current challenges and potential for the use of ICT in governance processes in cities. More info →
Loger les Pauvres dans les Villes Africaines-Guide  de Formation du Facilitateur

Loger les Pauvres dans les Villes Africaines-Guide de Formation du Facilitateur

Le présent Guide du facilitateur préparé par ONU-Habitatet l’Alliance des villes accompagne la série des Guidespratiques pour les décideurs politiques : loger les pauvresdans les villes africaines. Ce Guide du facilitateur estfourni avec une clé USB contenant la série des Guidespratiques, des présentations PowerPoint sur chaqueGuide pratique, et des vidéos à utiliser dans le cadre desactivités de formation. More info →
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