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Professional challenged to design low-cost resilient and sustainable housing units.

Professional challenged to design low-cost resilient and sustainable housing units.

Nairobi, November 7, 2018 – Poor design, low quality of construction, exclusion from central planning processes, and inadequate access to basic services expose many city residents to serious environmental and health hazards. Over the last 10 years natural disasters alone have rendered over 23 million people homeless and displaced another […]

Key actors gather to foster implementation of Myanmar’s national climate change policy

Key actors gather to foster implementation of Myanmar’s national climate change policy

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, November 2018– – Over 150 participants, ranging from government officials across ministries and from Myanmar’s States and Regions to representatives from academia, private sector, civil society and development partners, gathered in Nay Pyi Taw to celebrate the achievements of Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) and discuss […]

International delegates celebrate World Cities Day in Liverpool

International delegates celebrate World Cities Day in Liverpool

Liverpool, UK 31 October 2018 –  World Cities Day was marked by an unprecedented 70 cities globally this year with the main event co-hosted in the British city of Liverpool by the local council, UN-Habitat and the city of Shanghai. Ministers, mayors, national and local government officials, leading academics, journalists […]

Resilient cities, a matter of planning  for and with children

Resilient cities, a matter of planning for and with children

Child-responsive urban settings resonate qualities that many scholars have described as conceptual standards for sustainable and resilient cities. Given the global trend in urbanization, there is significant potential to engage with children in the decisions that affect their physical urban environment, their interaction with urban resource systems and shape their […]

UN-Habitat Executive Director: World Cities Day Message

UN-Habitat Executive Director: World Cities Day Message

As Urban October comes to an end, a month dedicated to raising awareness on urban challenges, successes and sustainability, faced by cities and human settlements around the world, I am delighted to learn that an unprecedented number of global celebrations marking this month have taken place around the world. This […]

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