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All posts tagged "Urban Planning Lab"

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chengdu and UN-Habitat revive their environmental partnership

    Nairobi, 12 September 2016 – A delegation from the municipality of Chengdu, located in the Sichuan region of China, visited the UN-Habitat headquarters to agree on a newly developed project. This project will be developed by the Greener...

    • Posted September 12, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat working together with the host community in Kenya Refugee Project

    Kalobeyei, Kenya 2 August 2016– the Settlement Development Group of Kalobeyei Town teamed up with the UN-Habitat LAB planning experts last week for a participatory planning workshop in Kenya refugee project. The workshop contributes to strengthening the...

    • Posted August 2, 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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  • 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...

    • Posted June 22, 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 provides boost to Ecuador’s earthquake recovery

    Quito, 5 May 2016 – In response to the earthquake that affected Ecuador earlier in April, UN-Habitat is gearing-up its assistance to the Latin American country. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake led to the loss of close to...

    • Posted May 5, 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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  • Building Back Better – Supporting Spatial Planning in Gaza’s Khuza’a Municipality

    Gaza, 02 March 2016– UN-Habitat through a partnership with the Dutch Creative Industries Fund deployed a team of four planning and architectural experts from Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany for a technical exchange with Gazan planners, engineers and community...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat holds a collaborative planning session on the future of Haiti suburb

    Port-au-Prince, 19 November 2015 – UN-Habitat this week held the first of a series of charrettes – an intensive collaborative planning session involving citizens and other stakeholders – to discuss the current situation and the future vision...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts meeting on urban regeneration in Mexico City

    Mexico City, 4 November 2015 – UN-Habitat recently organized an Expert Group Meeting to provide concrete recommendations for the Urban Regeneration process of the City of Mexico. A team of eight international urban planning experts and more...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat’s Design Labs enters collaboration with the Dutch Creative Industries Fund

    Nairobi 16 September 2015- On 15 September the Dutch Creative Industries Fund signed an agreement with UN-Habitat’s Global Network of Urban Planning and Design Labs to support cities with urban planning and design. Under the title “Designing a...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • Urban Planning and Design Lab

      Launched in 2014, UN-HABITAT’s Urban Planning and Design LAB proposes and implements urban planning projects from neighborhood to city-wide scale worldwide. The LAB supports local, regional and national authorities to implement policies, plans and designs through...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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