All posts tagged "legislation"

  • Strengthening environmental reviews in urban development: Urban Legal Case Studies: Volume 6

    Environmental reviews, often in the form of environmental impact or strategic environmental assessments, play a fundamental role in the process of urban development. They are institutionalized decision-making arrangements in domestic legislation to address the environmental impacts and...

    • Posted October 22, 2018
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  • Urban Law Day 2018

    Urbanization is one of the most significant trends of the 21st Century with the global urban population growing from 732 million in 1950 to 4 billion in 2017. This number is expected to nearly double by 2050....

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • Urban Law Day 2018 Synopsis

    The UN-Habitat Urban Legislation Unit (ULU), in collaboration with the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), hosted the 5th Urban Law Day on Friday the 13th of July. The Urban Law Day 2018 topic...

    • Posted July 19, 2018
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  • Local Law Making in Cape Town: A Case Study of the Municipal Planning By-Law Process – Urban Legal Case Studies Volume 4

    This report examines municipal law making surrounding land use planning in the City of Cape Town. It investigates the extent to which the City of Cape Town has powers to make by-laws on land use planning and...

    • Posted June 11, 2018
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  • Land Readjustment Experiences in Turkey: Urban Legal Case Studies Volume 3

    This report analyzes the potential and challenges of land readjustment in Turkey, looking at the specific difficulties related to the implementation of projects and providing recommendations to improve implementation and outcomes. The methodology is based on a desktop...

    • Posted June 11, 2018
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  • Supply of Urban Land For Development – Land Readjustment Experience in Gujarat, India: Urban Legal Case Studies Volume 2

    UN-Habitat has initiated a process of strengthening its urban legal knowledge and recently identified seven new focus areas, one of which is “urban legislation, land and governance”. The agency sees an important opportunity to influence member states’ and...

    • Posted June 11, 2018
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  • Huambo Land Readjustment: Urban Legal Case Studies Volume 1

    This report is the result of an analysis of two land readjustment projects that were implemented in Huambo, central Angola, between 2006 and 2008. Land readjustment is the concept of assembling land with the general objective of facilitating...

    • Posted June 11, 2018
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  • Global Experiences in Land Readjustment: Urban Legal Case Studies: Volume 7

    Global Experiences in Land Readjustment is a valuable source of information and ideas on the implementation of land readjustment. It offers experiences from developing countries and countries with economies in transition and its primary purpose is to...

    • Posted May 24, 2018
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  • Urban Law in Colombia – Urban Legal Case Study 5

    The Colombian legal-urban framework is a robust and complex structure of tools that seek to meet land’s “social and ecological function”, defined by Colombia’s 1991 Constitution. It has become a renowned example in Latin America, as it...

    • Posted May 24, 2018
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  • Planning Law Assessment Framework

    Ensuring that planning laws fulfill their functions as effectively as possible means that they are frequently under scrutiny as contexts and needs change. The Planning Law Assessment Framework, developed by the Urban Legislation Unit of UN-Habitat, is...

    • Posted April 20, 2018
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  • Rules of the game

    Effective urban legislation is an indispensable pillar of sustainable urban development. The global urban population will grow by +3 billion in the coming 50 years and 98% of the urban growth will be in developing countries. This...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Urban law day 2017

    While the global urban population is expected to grow by 3 billion in the next 50 years, cities continue to face a myriad of challenges including insufcient housing, poor infrastructure, inadequate basic services, hunger, corruption, insecurity and...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Competitive Cities for jobs and growth: What, Who and How – Sameh Wahba

    This lecture aims to introduce how cities can successfully introduce and harness levers to improve their competitiveness, facilitating firm and industry growth to create jobs, raise productivity and increase incomes. MP3 AUDIO: Sameh Wahba – Competitive Cities...

    • Posted June 13, 2017
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  • Legislation Position Paper 4

    The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote innovative research activities in the niche area of urban law. The main pillars of this...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • University of Hong Kong hosts urban law conference

    Hong Kong 11 July 2016—The third Annual International and Comparative Urban Law Conference was recently held at the University of Hong Kong. The event which saw presentations by various experts was jointly organised by the Fordham Urban Law Center,...

    • Posted July 11, 2016
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Access to justice for violations of the...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Urban Law

    UN-Habitat works with partner countries and local governments to support the improvement of their law making processes as they affect the urban environment. This may involve the reform or development of a particular tool or a broader...

    • Posted August 5, 2014
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