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  • South Sudan joins UN-Habitat / Coca-Cola water partnership

    Nairobi 9 May 2014—The partnership between UN-Habitat and The Coca-Cola company which seeks to promote water sustainability in selected countries around the world has been expanded to twelve after South Sudan signed up as a member of...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE DEATH OF MS DAPHNA BEERDSEN

    UN-Habitat regrets to confirm the death of one of our colleagues, Ms Daphna Beerdsen,on the night of Sunday 27 April 2014 at her residence in Phnom Penh. Her partner, Mr Joris Oele, is currently an international consultant...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Public space and culture emphasised at Visionary Urban Africa

    Brussels, 24 April 2014: The important relation between public space and culture and the significance that it has for people, prosperity and peace were strongly emphasised at the fourth European Union-Africa Summit that took place earlier this...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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  • 7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration

    Equity as a foundation of sustainable urban development. We, the participants of theSeventh World Urban Forum — governments, private sector, international organizations, academia, professionals and civil society — reaffirm our commitment to integrate urban equity into the...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Records broken as curtains fall on WUF7

    Medellin 11 April 2014—A record 22,000 people had attended the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) as it came to a close in Medellin Colombia on Friday evening with many describing it as the best...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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  • New Global Collaboration for Urban Resilience Announced At WUF7

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: This year’s World Urban Forum has resulted in the creation of a new alliance between nine of the world’s largest UN and non-UN organizations joining forces to build urban resilience and to strengthen...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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  • Innovative solution to urban construction

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: As a legacy of the World Urban Forum’s presence in Medellín, a public building has been built in Juanes Park to showcase a low-cost, simple technique of building using local materials and resources....

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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  • Florida and Toderian take stage at WUF

    Medellin, 10 April 2014: High profile urban writer and theorist, Richard Florida, and planning and design practitioner, have said that we are not yet prepared for the urbanisation that will take place in the coming years given...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Look to the past for ideas for future planning – Krier

    Medellin, 9 April 2014: Renowned architect, urban planner and architectural pioneer, Leon Krier, has said that we should look at cities in the past to learn what works – and what does not – when planning cities...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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