UN-Habitat Thematic Guide Addressing The Most Vulnerable First: Pro-poor Climate Action in Informal Settlements

One of the greatest challenges for climate change adaptation is how to build resilience for the billion urban dwellers who are estimated to live in what are termed informal settlements . These settlements have been built outside the ‘formal’ system of laws and regulations that are meant to ensure safe, resilient structures, settlements and systems. But how is it possible to build resilience for those living outside the formal systems and usually working within the informal economy?

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Report of the Second International Tripartite Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation for Urban Poverty Eradication

kigaliOn the 3rd to 6th of September, 2013, the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States, the European Commission, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) hosted the 2nd International Tripartite Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation for Urban Poverty Eradication, with a special focus on Slum Upgrading and Community Empowerment.

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Neighbourhood planning design recommendations for city-wide, participatory slum upgrading

pages-from-qg04_psup-planning-design-recommendationsDrawing on the experience from the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), international research on slum and informal settlement upgrading, this quick guide provides planning design recommendations for slum and informal settlement upgrading, building on and enhancing UN-Habitat’s current five principles for sustainable neighborhood planning

 

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Delivering The Sdg’s and the draft New Urban Agenda: Entry points and recommended principles and actions

pages-from-p02_delivering-the-nua-via-slum-upgradingThe draft New Urban Agenda (10th September 2016) is being draft to guide the United Nations system-wide approach to sustainable urbanization post the 2015 development agenda. Its broad arguments, principles and approaches reflect UN-Habitat’s research (such as the global reports) plus the Agency’s extensive practical experience in urban development.

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KENYA HISTOIRE D’IMPACT: La nouvelle constitution et l’autonomisation des districts à promouvoir la stratégie d’amélioration des bidonvilles au niveau de la ville

pages-from-kenya-impact-story-freAvec plus de la moitié (environ 56%2) de la population urbaine vivant dans des établissements informels et des bidonvilles, et un taux de croissance urbaine de 4,34%3, la capacité et l’engagement de la Constitution kenyane de 2010 pour faire face au défi du logement abordable

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KENYA IMPACT STORY: New constitution and empowered counties to promote city-wide slum upgrading

pages-from-kenya-impact-story_reducedWith more than a half of the urban population living in informal settlements and slums (around 56%2) and an urban growth rate of 4.34%3 , the capacity and commitment of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution to address the country’s affordable housing and slum challenge is brought into focus. This impact story explores the frameworks and platforms that Kenya has in place to undertake city-wide slum upgrading and how UN-Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upg

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Habitat III issue papers: 22 – informal settlements

pages-from-habitat-iii-issue-paper-22_informal-settlements-2-0-2Although some governments acknowledge the existence of slums and informal settlements, many do not. This lack of recognition and subsequent response directly undermines city-wide sustainable development and prosperity to the detriment of millions of urban dwellers, and also results in forced evictions.

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CAMEROUN HISTOIRE D’IMPACT: Encourager la volonté politique de créer une plate-forme de coopération entre tous les intervenants

pages-from-cameroon-impact-story-freLes bidonvilles sont une des caractéristiques dominantes et régulières des centres urbains du Cameroun. Plus de la moitié des Camerounais vit aujourd’hui dans des villes (53%, soit environ 13 millions sur le nombre estimé de 23 millions de Camerounais) 2, et environ 60% d’entre eux vit dans des établissements informels et des bidonvilles3.

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CAMEROON IMPACT STORY: Fostering political will to create a platform for cooperation between all key stakeholders

pages-from-cameroon-impact-story-_-reducedSlums are an ongoing and dominant feature of Cameroon’s urban centres. More than half of Cameroonians now live in towns and cities (53% or around 13 million of Cameroon’s estimated 23 million)2 and an estimated 60% of those are living in informal settlements and slums3. With an urban growth rate of around 5%4 , the challenge of managing and preventing slums is critical.

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