- Chinese Cities Improving in Global Competitiveness
- Resilient cities, a matter of planning for and with children
- UN-Habitat Executive Director: World Cities Day Message
- Central and North Asian Countries Participate in Consultations on Asia and...
- Press Release: Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UN-Habitat to Host 10th World...
- One Hundred Youth Receive Training on Solar Street Lighting to Curb Urban...
- Workshop Promotes Sustainable Social Housing Projects in India
- Stakeholders Endorse Proposed Integrated Waste Management Facility for Kajiado...
- UN Habitat leads discussions on creating opportunities for urban youth at Kigali...
- Kenya’s President and UN-Habitat join Nairobi residents in monthly clean-up
All posts tagged "land"
- The tale of Broadville and Narrowtown: Why we need a global, people-based definition of cities and settlements – Lewis Dijkstra
Lewis Dijkstra from the European Commission in this lecture explains why without a global definition of cities, urban indicators are hopelessly distorted and proposes the degree of urbanization as new method to solve this problem. MP3 AUDIO: Lewis Dijkstra...
- Posted July 18, 2017
- Experts Reach Important Consensus on critical ‘Land Indicator’
Washington 13 June 2017– A group of statisticians and land property rights experts recently met at the World Bank offices in Washington D.C., with the objective of developing the preparatory requirements for supporting the reclassification of the Sustainable...
- Posted June 13, 2017
- Harmonization of the Legal Systems Resolving Land Disputes in Somaliland and Puntland
The last several decades have seen a change in the legal landscape relating to land in Puntland and Somaliland. Traditionally, both regions have consisted primarily of large swaths of rural and agricultural land, owned in common by...
- Posted March 1, 2016
- Mass housing requires mass housing finance – Marja Hoek Smit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
In this lecture Marja Hoek Smit argues that housing finance is critical to solve the housing problem, increasing, as it does, the number of households that can afford to acquire a house in the formal market, which...
- Posted December 3, 2015
- Improving Women’s Access to Land in Eastern DRC: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities
UN Habitat has been working in the eastern DRC since 2009, and the purpose of this study is to help better understand and integrate gender issues into existing programming, and to guide future activities to improve and...
- Posted September 9, 2015
- 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
- UN-Habitat Global Country Activities Report: 2015 – Increasing Synergy for Greater National Ownership
The UN-Habitat Global Activities Report formally the Operational Activities Report is an historical progress report to the Governing Council that takes into account the development made in addressing the UN-Habitat’s project portfolio at the national, regional and...
- Posted April 13, 2015
- Namibian policy makers benefit from a workshop on housing the poor
Windhoek, 27th March 2015 – Over 30 Namibian government officials, policy makers, members of parliament and councilors last week attended a workshop where they were trained on housing the poor. The three day workshop was organised by...
- Posted April 2, 2015
- How to Establish a Land Sector Non-State Actors Mechanism
This guide outlines the factors that influence the set up and effective operation of a non-state actor mechanism in the land sector, particularly during a land reform process. Non-state actors (NSA) for the purpose of this guide...
- Posted January 6, 2015
- Urbanisation and land governance in the spotlight in South Sudan
Juba 16 October 2014—The Second South Sudan Urbanisation Conference kicked off in Juba on Wednesday with speakers placing greater emphasis on better land governance practice in the urban areas. Officially opening the meeting, the Speaker of the...
- Posted October 16, 2014
- GLTN visits Mathare slum in Nairobi
On 3 September a delegation of the GLTN Secretariat paid a visit to Mashimoni, one of the 13 settlements in Mathare, Nairobi. Mathare is a slum, housing over 500,000 residents, located some 3 km from Nairobi’s central...
- Posted September 3, 2014
- Land Access and Youth Livelihood Opportunities in Southern Ethiopia
This study aims to examine current land access and youth livelihood opportunities in Southern Ethiopia. We used survey data from the relatively land abundant districts of Oromia Region and from the land scarce districts of Southern Nations, Nationalities...
- Posted August 1, 2014
- Land Tenure Security in Selected Countries
Secure land and property rights for all are essential to reducing poverty because they underpin economic development and social inclusion. Secure land tenure and property rights enable people in urban and rural areas to invest in improved...
- Posted August 1, 2014
- Youth-Led Action Research on Land Commencement Workshop
The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the...
- Posted July 21, 2014
- What Land Means to Youth
Today, there are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world, the largest number of youth ever to have existed. These youth live, by and large, in cities and towns; the cities of the developing world account...
- Posted July 21, 2014
- Land, Tenure and Housing Issues for Conflict-Displaced Populations in Georgia
Housing and property rights in the context of post-conflict rehabilitation are amongst the most complex and sensitive issues affecting displaced populations in Georgia today.
- Posted July 3, 2014
- Land and Natural Disasters: Guidance for Practitioners
The Guidelines provide a holistic approach to addressing land issues from the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster through early recovery and reconstruction phases.
- Posted July 2, 2014
- Land, Environment and Climate Change , Challenges, responses and Tools
This publication provides an overview of some the most important land-related environmental and climate change problems that the world is facing.
- Posted June 30, 2014
- A Training Course on Land, Property and Housing Rights in the Muslim World
This training course from the Global Land Tool Network is part of the Network’s activities on Islamic dimensions of land.
- Posted June 27, 2014
- Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Cities
This Policy Guide provides policy-makers with the necessary knowledge about the challenges and rights of Indigenous peoples in relation to land and property in the urban context.
- Posted June 27, 2014