All posts tagged "Urban Planning and Design Branch"

  • Urban-LEDS Project Cities in Action – Update 2014 Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economies

    Responding to population growth, climate change, limited global resources and the need for sustainable development, the Urban-LEDS project is a flagship international climate change mitigation project funded by the European Union. It supports rapidly growing cities in...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • How the United Nations System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change

    Climate change and sustainable development are the central challenges of our time. They are inseparably linked and need to be addressed together. Action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate impacts is essential for...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • Celebrating a decade of Making Better Cities Together in Kosovo

    Pristina, 6 January 2015 – The Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) Team and Partners recently celebrated a ‘Decade of Making Better Cities Together’ in Kosovo. The MuSPP is implemented by UN-Habitat and financed by the Swedish...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat continues support to the Kenya Municipal Programme (Phase 2)

    UN-Habitat is collaborating with the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) in capacity building for Participatory Urban Planning in the country. Following a successful launch of the programme in August for cluster III (Machakos, Thika, Embu) and IV (Naivasha, Nakuru,...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Lignes Directrices Internationales Sur la Planification Urbaine et Territoriale

    Différents types et approches de planification urbaine et territoriale existent et ont été testés à l’échelle planétaire sans toutefois disposer de principes simples et acceptés universellement qui pourraient guider les décideurs vers des trajectoires de développement urbain...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat supports the Kenya Municipal Programme

    UN-Habitat is collaborating with the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) in capacity building for Participatory Urban Planning in the country. The collaboration is targeted at towns in Cluster III (Machakos, Thika, Embu) and Cluster IV (Naivasha, Nakuru, Nyeri )...

    • Posted August 25, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat and partners hold workshop on public space and virtual design in Nigeria

    14 August 2014-– UN-Habitat and partners recently brought together architects, planners, women leaders, youth, students, and government representatives in Ondo and Kogi States of Nigeria for a workshop on public space as well as to learn developing...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Urban Planning for City Leaders

    Urban Planning for City Leaders is a valuable source of information, inspiration and ideas on urban planning that is designed for city leaders and decision makers at a critical moment in human history.

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Development of International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

     Different types and approaches of urban and territorial planning exist and have been tested worldwide without simple and universally agreed principles to guide decision makers towards sustainable development. The International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP)...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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  • UNEP and UN-Habitat Greener Cities Partnership

    For over two decades, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)) have worked together to advocate for and promote environmental sustainability in urban development    The Greener Cities Partnership is...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • A New Strategy of Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning: Five principles – Urban Planning Discussion Note 3

    UN-Habitat supports countries to develop urban planning methods and systems to address current urbanization challenges such as population growth, urban sprawl, poverty, inequality, pollution, congestion, as well as urban biodiversity, urban mobility and energy. The proposed approach...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • Experts gather in Spain to promote national urban policies

    Madrid, 12 May 2014: In collaboration with Barcelona City Council, UN-Habitat recently organized two Experts Group Meetings in Madrid and Barcelona on National Urban Policies and on Sustainable Urban Mobility, respectively. The meetings were held under the...

    • Posted May 12, 2014
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  • On compact, Integrated & connected cities – Raf Tuts, UN-Habitat

    The Urban Planning and Design focus area of UN-Habitat aims to support cities, regional and national authorities in adopting improved policies, plans and designs for more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Urban Planning and Design Branch

    The Urban Planning and Design Branch supports governments and local authorities with tested approaches, guidelines, and tools to plan the growth of cities in an inclusive, sustainable, and future-proof way, in tune with social, cultural, economic, and...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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