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  • New survey explores spectrum of urban governance arrangements worldwide

    Nairobi, 15 July 2015 – UN-Habitat, LSE Cities and the UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Governance, have launched the 2015 edition of the Urban Governance Survey. The initiative, which runs until 30 September, aims to build...

    • Posted July 16, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and partners hold meeting on integrated urban planning for Kenyan county and community leaders

    Mombasa, 14 July 2015—Over 70 participants drawn from the national and county governments as well as grassroots community leaders gathered in Mombasa, Kenya for a meeting on integrated urban planning and informal settlements improvement. The meeting is...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Celebrating Urban Law Day 2015

    London, 13 July 2015 – The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and UN-Habitat have co-hosted a celebration of Urban Law Day at the University of London, addressing the role and importance of effective functioning legal frameworks for...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • Building better cities – Clos on making our cities work for us

    Nairobi, 14 July 2015 – If approached correctly, urbanization can be an engine of growth, writes Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat. In the economic history of humanity, urbanization has always been an accelerator of growth and...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • President Johnson-Sirleaf launches National Urban Policy for Liberia

    Monrovia, 8 July 2015 – More than 200 participants, including roughly 80 women and 26 representatives of local authorities, recently gathered in Monrovia to witness the launch of the National Urban Policy process for Liberia. The launch...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Urban Dialogues Open Up Electronic Platform For Debate On New Urban Agenda

    New York, 6 July 2015 – A new electronic platform allowing people from all over the world to contribute to the debates around the New Urban Agenda has been launched as part of the activities leading up...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • World Cities Report 2015 – nearing completion

    New York, 3 July 2015 – Thirty-two researchers have gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss initial findings for UN-Habitat’s upcoming flagship publication, the World Cities Report 2015. This report is a major...

    • Posted July 3, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat lends support to Kenyan urban planning schools

    Nairobi, 3 July 2015 — UN-Habitat is exploring ways to improve the capacity of Kenyan urban planning schools to enable them to offer better quality education. Towards that end, the agency organised last week a consultative meeting...

    • Posted July 3, 2015
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  • Islamic Cities body support City Prosperity Initiative

    New York 3 July 2015– The President of the World Assembly of Islamic Cities (WAIC), Mr. Masoud Nosrati, signed a Letter of Intent with UN-Habitat to co-organize a Mayoral Conference on the City Prosperity Initiative (CPI). This...

    • Posted July 3, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat spearheads initiative to improve Nairobi’s transport systems

    Stockholm 2 July 2015—UN-Habitat is spearheading an ambitious initiative that is expected to drastically improve Nairobi’s transportation systems and position the Kenyan capital as the regional travel hub. Towards this end, last month the Governor of Nairobi...

    • Posted July 2, 2015
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