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    The rehabilitation of existing housing stock Report of the expert group meeting on human settlements management, with special reference to the rehabilitation of existing housing stock, New Delhi, 1-8 February 1982
    Human Settlements Management, with Special Reference to Rehabilitation of Existing Housing Stock

    Human Settlements Management, with Special Reference to Rehabilitation of Existing Housing Stock

    Examines the rationale and strategies and mechanisms for the rehabilitation of the existing housing stock. More info →
    Moyens de transport pour les zones d’habitat urbaines et rurales

    Moyens de transport pour les zones d’habitat urbaines et rurales

    Based on the report submitted to the fifth session of the Commission on Human Settlements in 1982. More info →
    Energy Requirements And Utilization In Rural And Urban Low-income Settlements

    Energy Requirements And Utilization In Rural And Urban Low-income Settlements

    Particularly in rural areas, the difficulty of providing energy for human settlements is becoming one of the greatest constraints on the improvement of living conditions. More info →
    The Councillor As Communicator: Handbook 4

    The Councillor As Communicator: Handbook 4

    This handbook, The Councillor as Communicator, 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. More info →
    The Use of Selected Indigenous Building Materials with Potential for Wide Application in Developing Countries

    The Use of Selected Indigenous Building Materials with Potential for Wide Application in Developing Countries

    Examines the factors that hamper the production and use of selected indigenous building materials in developing countries, and identifies measures which can be undertaken to expand their use; provides decision-makers with a basis to undertake reforms in the building materials sector. More info →
    Supporting Community Based Housing: Sri Lanka Demonstration Project, Case Study Part 2

    Supporting Community Based Housing: Sri Lanka Demonstration Project, Case Study Part 2

    This study was co-prepared between UNCHS (Habitat) and the Government of Sri Lanka as a midway documentation and assessment of the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless Demonstration project for Low-income shelter. More info →
    Water-supply and Waste-disposal Management: Impact Evaluation Guidelines

    Water-supply and Waste-disposal Management: Impact Evaluation Guidelines

    Reports in a precise way on why inadequate water-supply and waste disposal management in developing countries is one of the consequences of the low priorities and limited funds assigned to these sectors in national development plans. More info →
    Malawi Gravity-fed Rural Piped-water Programme: A Case Study

    Malawi Gravity-fed Rural Piped-water Programme: A Case Study

    This case study examines a successful example of supplying water to a rural settlement. Elements specific to this success are noted, as are aspects of the programme which need improvement. More info →
    The Design of Shallow Sewer Systems

    The Design of Shallow Sewer Systems

    Describes a low-cost innovative sanitation technology which has particular application in high-density, low-income settlements. More info →
    Energy Conservation In The Production And Maintenance Of Buildings, Vol. 1: Use Of Solar Energy And Natural Cooling In The Design Of Buildings For Developing Countries

    Energy Conservation In The Production And Maintenance Of Buildings, Vol. 1: Use Of Solar Energy And Natural Cooling In The Design Of Buildings For Developing Countries

    Emphasizes the possibilities of using renewable sources of energy instead of conventional fuels to heat buildings in the cool season and to heat them in the hot season through the proper design and construction of buildings. More info →
    Energy Audit Manual: for Use in the Operation of Buildings

    Energy Audit Manual: for Use in the Operation of Buildings

    Deals with the necessity of energy conservation in developing countries as they become industralized and their populations grow - the need for increasing amounts of energy places a heavy burden on energy-supply systems. More info →
    Community Participation: Solid Waste Management in Low-income Housing Projects; The Scope for Community Participation

    Community Participation: Solid Waste Management in Low-income Housing Projects; The Scope for Community Participation

    The urbanization of developing countries and the growth of spontaneous settlements are taking place on such a scale that national and local governments cannot cope with the demand for decent shelter conditions. More info →
    The Conservation of Drinking-water Supplies: Techniques for Low-income Settlements

    The Conservation of Drinking-water Supplies: Techniques for Low-income Settlements

    A report addressing the issues of operation and maintenance of infrastructure water facilities. More info →
    Human Settlements Sector Review: Socialist Republic Of Viet Nam

    Human Settlements Sector Review: Socialist Republic Of Viet Nam

    This report takes a good view of human settlements development which ft defines as the development of living conditions of the people, both in the context of the individual family and the community in which that family lives. It is the result of a field mission which took place in July 1989 in Viet Nam. More info →
    Guide for Managing Change for Urban Managers and Trainers

    Guide for Managing Change for Urban Managers and Trainers

    These training materials have evolved from many years of work with managers representing a wide range of settings worldwide. More info →
    Developing a Strategy for Incorporating activities for the Generation of Income and Employment within Human Settlements Programmes: Report of an expert group meeting, Nairobi, 13-17 November 1989

    Developing a Strategy for Incorporating activities for the Generation of Income and Employment within Human Settlements Programmes: Report of an expert group meeting, Nairobi, 13-17 November 1989

    The report of a meeting intended to provide a framework which will enable policy-makers, professional, and practitioners to analyse specific employment and human settlements situations, and to develop national and sub-national strategies with the overall objective of promoting employment-creation and income-generation. More info →
    Developing A National Shelter Strategy: Lessons From Four Countries

    Developing A National Shelter Strategy: Lessons From Four Countries

    This report summarizes the experience carried out on national housing strategies in four developing countries, that is Barbados. Jamaica, Kenya and Zimbabwe. More info →
    Annotated Bibliography on Regional (Sub-National) Development Plans, Programs and Projects in Developing Countries with Special Emphasis on Settlement Issues 1980-1990

    Annotated Bibliography on Regional (Sub-National) Development Plans, Programs and Projects in Developing Countries with Special Emphasis on Settlement Issues 1980-1990

    This is a Bibliography by country, subject, and documents, with an index of authors, on aspects of human settlements such as land, shelter, infrastructure, services, and sustainability. More info →
    Training Manual on Urban Local Government Finance for English-Speaking East and Southern African Countries

    Training Manual on Urban Local Government Finance for English-Speaking East and Southern African Countries

    This manual describes the components of sound financial management, revenue generation, budget formulation and execution, financial information and control for use in course on urban financial management, particularly in relation to the rapidly growing cities and towns of Africa. More info →
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