All posts tagged "Urban Planning and Design Lab"

  • Urban Planning and Design Labs tools for integrated and participatory urban planning

    Urban planning is a complex process that requires strong political leadership and commitment, and implementable legal frameworks articulated through a common development vision and social participation. It is exactly in the complexity of this process that UN-Habitat...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Launches Publication on Urban Labs approach at Habitat III

    Quito, Ecuador 01 November 2016— UN-Habitat through its Urban Planning and Design Lab launched its Urban Labs publication to great acclaim in an event at the One UN Pavilion at the Habitat III Conference. The event featured several...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • Urban Planning and Design Lab Premieres Urban Labs Movie at Habitat III

    Quito, 19 October 2016— – UN Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab, with participation from partners and stakeholders held the premiere of the Urban Labs Movie opening to rave reviews and a full house at the ongoing...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Spatial Development Framework 2040 City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

    The Spatial Development Framework 2040 for Johannesburg is a city-wide spatial policy document developed by the City of Johannesburg in collaboration with The Urban Planning and Design Lab from UN-Habitat, Iyer Urban Design Studio and Urban the...

    • Posted October 5, 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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  • 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 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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  • Urban Planning and Design Brochure

    The Urban Planning and Design Lab (UPD-LAB) is an initiative from UN-Habitat to promptly respond to the requests of national and local governments to support sustainable urban development. The LAB acts as the integrative facility of  the Agency in which spatial...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • Addressing rapid urbanization challenges in the greater Accra Region: An action oriented approach

    Currently 51.9% of Ghana’s population lives in urban areas, and it is estimated that it will reach 72.3% by 2050, calling for fast and sustainable strategies for facilitating the main problems deriving from rapid urbanization. The challenges...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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