All posts tagged "Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch"

  • Key Messages for Participatory City-Wide Slum Upgrading: Participatory Planning

    Participatory planning that engages all stakeholders including slum dwellers, is a pre-condition for city-wide slum upgrading and inclusive sustainable urbanization. It has been identified as a fundamental approach in the Sustainable Development Goals. Local and municipal authorities...

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Key Messages for Participatory City-Wide Slum Upgrading: Participation

    Participation in city-wide slum upgrading – incorporating the engagement of a broad range of stakeholders including slum dwellers themselves – is an asset. It is a trigger for socio-economic development and institutional strengthening for pro-poor urban development,...

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Key Messages for Participatory City-Wide Slum Upgrading: Why Participatory City-Wide Slum Upgrading Matters

    Participatory city-wide slum upgrading is a pre-condition and trigger for inclusive and sustainable urbanization. The approach strengthens everyone’s capacity to contribute and benefit from the advantages of urbanization, including slum dwellers themselves.

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Key Slum Upgrading Messages UN-Habitat Slum Upgrading Unit

    Proposed New Urban Agenda Key Statements for slum and other informal settlement upgrading: We aim to achieve cities and human settlements where all persons are able to enjoy equal rights and opportunities, as well as their fundamental...

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Key Slum Upgrading Messages UN-Habitat Slum Upgrading Unit(Incorporating the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme – PSUP)

    Proposed New Urban Agenda Key Statements for slum and other informal settlement upgrading: We aim to achieve cities and human settlements where all persons are able to enjoy equal rights and opportunities, as well as their fundamental...

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Fact sheet Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)

    UN-Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) – aims to address the inequitable and uneven urban development patterns represented by slums. It engages affected communities and key urban stakeholders, placing them at the centre of efforts to improve the lives of slum dwellers.

    • Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Myanmar celebrates World Habitat Day

    Yangon 5 October 2016– Myanmar celebrated this year’s World Habitat Day, with the government reaffirming its commitment to make affordable housing a priority. UN Habitat representatives joined members of communities from a slum area in Hlaing Tharyar...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Putting housing at the centre this World Habitat Day

    Njamena, 3 October 2016 – As the world celebrates World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Joan Clos, has called on the development community to put housing at the centre of the urban policy – both metaphorically, and...

    • Posted October 4, 2016
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  • Housing at the centre of the New Urban Agenda

    The shift towards a predominantly urban world makes the process of urbanization one of the most significant global trends of the 21st century. The significant transformation that has occurred in recent decades has given greater understanding and...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Benchmarking sustainability and building resilience to natural disasters

    22 January, 2016 – The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal was another reminder of the devastating consequences of natural disasters and their impact on lives. “One of the challenges we face in the humanitarian sector,” says Graham...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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  • Lesotho Urban Housing Profile

    The institutional framework for housing has many of the necessary components, such as respect for the home and limitation of state procurement of property, enshrined in law and the constitution.

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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  • Bamboo – a versatile building material for Kenya?

    Nairobi, 6 May 2015 – The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), a founding member of the UN-Habitat-coordinated Global Network for Sustainable Housing, together with the Ministry of the Environment, the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)...

    • Posted May 7, 2015
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  • Winners of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Project video competition announced

    Nairobi, 29 April 2015– A video awards ceremony took place recently to award winners of the recently concluded UN-Habitat Participatory Slum Upgrading Project video competition at the just concluded 25th session of the Governing Council. The awards...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • Urban Solutions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi 2015

    For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world. The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing villages, towns and cities of all sizes, which...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • GEAP – Gender Equality Action Plan (2014-2019)

    The Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) is the means to realize the The UN-Habitat Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban and Human Settlements.

    • Posted April 9, 2015
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  • Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons

    This handbook aims to bridge the existing gap between the needs and rights of persons with disabilities and older persons with slum upgrading, reconstruction, large-scale affordable and social housing programmes.

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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  • Liberia Housing Profile

    To contribute towards addressing this challenge, the Liberia Housing Profile offers a comprehensive in-depth analysis of the urban housing sector. The Profile contributes to the creation of a framework that enables provision of adequate housing for all....

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Mauritius launches slum upgrading project

    Port Louis: A workshop was held last week to launch the Participatory Slum Upgrading Project in Mauritius. Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific SecretariatThe “Lansman Rezional” (Regional Launch), aptly dubbed “Anu Amelyor Nu Kartier” (Let’s...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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  • Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch

    The Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch develops strategies, policies, and programmes to provide access to adequate housing for all, improve the living conditions in existing slums, and curb the growth of new slums. It focuses on improving...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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