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Urban policy makers discuss integrated public transport solutions

Urban policy makers discuss integrated public transport solutions

La Paz, Bolivia, October 2018 – Policy makers and urban transport stakeholders from Bolivia, India and Zimbabwe met at the International Mobility Congress to discuss integrated urban public transport solutions and draw lessons from implementation of the integrated mobility system in La Paz. Participants included municipal officials, transport operators, transport […]

Central and North Asian Countries Participate in Consultations on Asia and Pacific Cities 2019 Report

Central and North Asian Countries Participate in Consultations on Asia and Pacific Cities 2019 Report

Geneva, October 2018 – Policymakers and urban experts from North and Central Asia have met in Geneva to discuss the Future of Asia and Pacific Cities 2019 Report and exchange experiences on managing challenges to sustainable urbanization that are unique to the region. Countries in the sub-region which were participating […]

Saudi children use Minecraft to develop innovative ideas to improve public spaces

Saudi children use Minecraft to develop innovative ideas to improve public spaces

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 18 October 2018 – Minecraft is an online block by block building game in which players create their own unique world using 1x1m blocks. UN-Habitat facilitators have been helping local school children to set priorities for their communities using Minecraft. The Future Urban Planners workshop engaged boys […]

Harmonization of Urban Definitions Key to Monitoring Implementation of SDGs and the NUA

Harmonization of Urban Definitions Key to Monitoring Implementation of SDGs and the NUA

Nairobi, 17 October 2018 – A rapid assessment of approaches to collecting city level data reveals a mixed bag of results with huge variations not only in how each country defines urban, but also in how urban level data is collected. The result is often data that is not comparable […]

Abu Dhabi to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

Abu Dhabi to Host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020

UAE will be first Arab country to host landmark United Nations Forum ABU DHABI, 17 October 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) today signed an Agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) […]

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