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All posts tagged "Urban Planning and Design Branch"

  • URBAN PLANNING IN KENYA: A Survey of Urban Planning Practices in the counties

    In 2018,an estimated 27 percent (13 million) of Kenya’s population lived in cities and towns, of varied sizes, across the country. Towards the year 2050, this share will approach 50 percent of the total country population, which...

    • Posted March 21, 2019
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  • UN-Habitat for the redevelopment of Kabul Riverfront

    Kabul 6 February 2017 – UN-Habitat will support the redevelopment of the Kabul riverfront in the historic core of the city. UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab together with UN-Habitat’s Afghanistan Country Office presented last week the...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • Rapid Planning Studio Workshop Boosts Local Planning Capacity in Turkana

    Eldoret, 04 October 2016 – UN-Habitat organized a two day workshop on urban planning for technical officers from different Ministries and line departments of County Government of Turkana. The workshop took place in Eldoret Town and contributed to...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning discussed at ISOCARP Congress

    Durban, 28 September 2016 – Planners from around the world engaged in discussing the application of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning Guidelines; a new tool being developed to provide a global reference framework for...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Kalobeyei Photobook

    This book illustrates a settled community of Turkana people, already at the 3rd or 4th generation of lifestyle shift. Through a workshop with Turkana Youth, UN-Habitat has conducted a two folded exercise: on one hand a youth group was led to...

    • Posted September 9, 2016
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  • Localizing the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) in China

    Wuhan, 09 Septemebr2016 – UN-Habitat and the Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research Center (WLSP) organised an Expert Group Meeting to pilot the implementation of the IG-UTP in China. The Meeting brought together experts from...

    • Posted September 9, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and stakeholders conduct site visit for data validation on refugee site

    Kaloyebei, 06 September 2016— A delegation from the Turkana County’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, comprising of senior planners, cartographers and surveyors, joined the UN-Habitat researchers in Kalobeyei to jointly confirm the agreed boundary and provide...

    • Posted September 6, 2016
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  • TICAD side event stresses integration

    Nairobi, 27 August 2016—A side event at the ongoing TICAD VI meeting saw the importance of integration getting top priority. Officials from Japan’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Lands and Tourism- the organizers of the side event said the...

    • Posted August 27, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and partners in urban regeneration in Mexico City

    Mexico City, 25 August 2016—Studies have showed that complex urban dynamics that respond to high land prices and lack of affordable housing in the center of the cities are forcing residents of large metropolis to relocate sometimes...

    • Posted August 25, 2016
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  • Asian urban experts root for citywide public space strategies

    Kuala Lumpur 17 August 2016– UN-Habitat conducted its’ first international workshop on public spaces titled “Creating safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early thismonth. Jointly organized by Citynet and Kuala Lumpur...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Urban planning and design at Surabaya

    Surabaya 2 August 2016—Crucial bi-lateral meetings coupled with several side events were held during the just concluded Prepcom 3 meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia. Mr Raf Tuts, Coordinator of the Urban Planning and Design Branch, actively participated in...

    • Posted August 2, 2016
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  • Ningo-Prampram planning authority approves Accra’s planned city extension

    Accra, 27 July 2016 – The concept plan for the Accra urban extension in Ningo-Prampram, developed by UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design LAB, was approved by the Statutory Planning Authority of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA). This...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Guidelines for Urban Planning in Myanmar

    UN-Habitat supports city, regional and national authorities to improve and adopt policies, plans and designs for more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change. As...

    • Posted July 15, 2016
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  • Johannesburg embraces sustainable planning

    Johannesburg, 12 July 2016– Last week, the City of Johannesburg presented Johannesburg’s Spatial Development Framework 2040 (SDF) at the 2016 South African Planning Institute (SAPI) Conference entitled ‘Planning African Cities’. The Spatial Development Framework elucidates Johannesburg’s spatial...

    • Posted July 12, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya – Volume 2

    Report on Capacity Building for County Governments under the Kenya Municipal Programme.  This is the second report in a series titled ‘UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya’. The focus of this report is on capacity development...

    • Posted July 11, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat presents Guidelines for Urban Planning to Myanmar’s Minister for Construction

    Nay-Pi-Taw 5 July 2016– Last week in Nay-Pi-Taw, Myanmar, UN-Habitat handed over the Guidelines for Urban Planning for the Union of Myanmar to the new Minister for Construction, U Win Khaing. The guidelines are a key output...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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  • Venice ‘Architecture Biennale 2016’ endorses UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning Labs approach

    Venice 31 May 2016 — At the recently held Venice ‘Architecture Biennale 2016’ themed ‘Reporting from the Front’, UN-Habitat’s Network of Urban Planning Labs facilitated an Expert Group Meeting with Urban Planning Labs from five countries: Ghana, Mexico,...

    • Posted May 31, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat holds planning workshops for Kenya’s county legislators

    Kisumu, Kenya 24 May 2016 — UN-Habitat, with the support of the Japanese government recently organised a two-day workshop on Urban Planning for the members of the Kisumu and Turkana Counties in Kenya. The workshop aimed to...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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  • Belmopan and UN-Habitat to address climate change through planning

    Paramaribo 05 May 2016 –During the 6th Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF6) in Paramaribo, Suriname, the capital city of Belize, Belmopan, signed a cooperation agreement with UN-Habitat to tackle the effects of rapid urbanization. The Memorandum of Understanding...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Urban Lab calls for multi-stakeholder approach to urbanization in Caribbean

    Suriname, 29 April 2016 – Participants at a recent workshop have highlighted the need for a mult-stakeholder, participatory approach to urban development. Leading up to the Caribbean Urban Forum 6 (CUF6) in Paramaribo, Suriname, UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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