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The Councillor As Enabler: Handbook 6

The Councillor As Enabler: Handbook 6

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This handbook, The Councillor as Facilitator, is one of the series of 12 and is intended for use primarily by trainers in national training institutions for local government or training units within local governments themselves. As an additional assistance for trainers using these handbooks, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) has published a companion Trainer’s Guide for Training of Elected Officials containing trainer’s notes and information prepared exclusively for the benefit of these trainers in planning workshops for local elected officials based on the handbooks. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

Women, men, girls and boys are differentially affected by the conditions of urbanization. For instance, women are ???invariably disadvantaged compared to men in cities in terms of equal access to employment and shelter, health and education, transport, asset ownership, experiences of urban violence and ability to exercise their rights. These disadvantages are especially marked for poor urban women???1 These gendered dimensions of cities require continual examination if inequalities are to be understood and addressed for equitable and sustainable development. The Research unit can potentially help enhance understanding of this human-urban environment interface from gender perspectives. More info →
Youth-Led Action Research on Land Commencement Workshop

Youth-Led Action Research on Land Commencement Workshop

The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the tenure security agenda forward. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Monitoring

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Monitoring

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: Monitoring compliance with the human rights to water and sanitation More info →
Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility:Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 – Policy directions (Arabic Language Version)

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility:Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 – Policy directions (Arabic Language Version)

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose 'transportation' and 'mobility' is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. More info →
Guia de Permacultura

Guia de Permacultura

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Agua y saneamiento y su aplicación a nivel familiar More info →
International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

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The need for planning cannot be over-emphasized. Urbanization is progressing rapidly and by 2050, seven out of ten people will be living in cities. Inappropriate policies, plans and designs have led to inadequate spatial distribution of people and activities, resulting in proliferation of slums, congestion, poor access to basic services, environmental degradation, and social inequity and segregation. More info →
PLAM2035 Sistematización del Plan del Área Metropolitana de Lima-Callao 2035

PLAM2035 Sistematización del Plan del Área Metropolitana de Lima-Callao 2035

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El área metropolitana de Lima y Callao planeasu futuro en pasos de dos décadas. El PlanMetropolitano de Desarrollo Urbano de Lima yCallao 2035 (PLAM 2035) es el siguiente pasopara el planeamiento urbano de los próximosveinte años y está basado en el Plan Metropolitanode Desarrollo Urbano 1990-2010. ElPLAM 2035 proporciona un conjunto de herramientasy plantea un modelo de urbe prósperay sostenible, sobre cuya base se deberá construirla ciudad que conmemorará los 500 añosde su fundación española, justamente en elaño 2035. More info →
Международные рекомендации по городскому и территориальному планированию (IG -UTP)
Sustainable Housing Reconstruction in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity

Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity

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A key finding of this report is "the expansion of cities has been accompanied by changes in land use, both in terms of form as well as structure. Streets, as public spaces, have lost their importance in terms of their share of land, as well as their prominent role in shaping the culture and history of cities." More info →
Atelier régional d’apprentissage sur la sécurité d’occupation des terres et desressources naturelles (French Version)

Atelier régional d’apprentissage sur la sécurité d’occupation des terres et desressources naturelles (French Version)

Pendant l’atelier, les participants ont partagé leurs propres défis et expériences d’amélioration de l’accès des pauvres et autres population vulnérables à la sécurité de la tenure et aux ressources naturelles. La rencontre a aussi permis de discuter les bonnes pratiques, méthodes et outils existants ainsi que leurs applications dans des contextes spécifiques. More info →
Slum Upgrading Facility Pilot Programme End-of-Programme Evaluation

Slum Upgrading Facility Pilot Programme End-of-Programme Evaluation

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The evaluation assessed the performance of the Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) and its associated projects in the four pilot countries: Ghana,Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. More info →
Kenya Country Impact Study , Document 02

Kenya Country Impact Study , Document 02

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Series: Impact Study
This document is an internal Kenya country impact study of initiatives supported THE UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF). More info →
Maputo, Mozambique: Climate Change Assessment

Maputo, Mozambique: Climate Change Assessment

The Maputo Climate Change Assessment is based on the proposed Framework for Urban Climate Risk Assessment developed by the Fifth Urban Research Symposium. More info →
Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Cachoeiras de Macacu ano de 2007

Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milênio – Cachoeiras de Macacu ano de 2007

Este boletim apresenta o panorama do município de cachoeiras de macacu no ano de 2007, representando a primeira medição dos indicadores do milênio a partir da linha base (2000 – 2006), refletindo os impactos nos objetivos de desenvolvimento do milênio observados no primeiro ano após o anúncio oficial da implantação do empreendimento COMPERJ na região. More info →
Tanzania: National Urban Profile

Tanzania: 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 →
Document De Programme-Pays 2008-2009 – Benin

Document De Programme-Pays 2008-2009 – Benin

The current Benin HCPD 2008/2009 is a strategic document which will help UN-HABITAT to have a coherent framework of intervention for a fruitful cooperation with Benin Government. More info →
UN-HABITAT Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Ghana

UN-HABITAT Country Programme Document 2008-2009 – Ghana

The UN-HABITAT Country Programme Document for Ghana outlines the main objectives and priorities of UN-HABITAT. In collaboration with the Government and other United Nations Agencies, the overall aim of this UN-HABITAT Country Programme Document is to promote the HABITAT Agenda. More info →
A guide for Municipalities: Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development Planning , Volume 1

A guide for Municipalities: Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development Planning , Volume 1

This series of publications, "Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Development Planning: A guide for Municipalities" is a consolidation of the materials initially developed as UN-HABITATs response to the specific requirements of the Balkan context. More info →
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