National Urban Policy: A Guiding Framework

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This Guiding Framework is designed to outline key elements and instruments of the policy process through all the five NUP phases: feasibility, diagnosis, formulation, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. Each phase is the subject of one part of the Framework. For each phase, the Framework will recommend perspectives and approaches that can be productive in the development of NUP.

County Engagement Framework for Kenya

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This document discusses the existing legislation relating to Urban and Regional Planning in Kenya with a view to highlighting the opportunities and gaps that can be harnessed in respect to international, regional, national and county planning legal and regulatory framework, and planning processes. It aims at providing a nexus for engagement with the County governments of Kenya, to advance sustainable urban and rural settlements and promote the utilization of urban-rural linkages for eventual sustainable county development.

Record downloads of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

Nairobi 13 April 2016--The English version of the International Guidelines on Urban Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) has been downloaded over 100,000 times from the UN-Habitat website, making these Guidelines the most popular publications ever  in less than a year of the date of publication.

Figure 1: Top ten downloaded publications from UN Habitat website

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Students explore solutions for Vietnam’s Da Nang Riverfront

Da Nang, Vietnam 24 March 2016-- 46 students from three continents recently attended the 10-day Da Nang Summer School in the Central Vietnamese city. The summer school was spearheaded by the Rapid Planning project and jointly organized by the Technical University of Berlin, the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus Senftenberg, the Da Nang University of Architecture and Planning and UN-Habitat.

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Urban Planning and Design at UN-Habitat

Many cities are currently facing serious challenges of ineffective development control systems, informal and often chaotic peri-urban expansion, a proliferation of informal housing and livelihood activities, poor connectivity, traffic congestion and energy inefficiency, among others. Cities are increasingly facing environmental challenges, including how to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions and the increasing impacts of anthropogenic climate change.

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New UN-Habitat project in Kenya receives Japanese funding

Nairobi, 08 March 2016—UN-Habitat this week received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to implement a project in Kenya: “Strengthening Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugee Communities at Kalobeyei New Site, Turkana County.” Turkana County is the largest, yet among the poorest counties in Kenya and home to thousands of refugees fleeing from civil strife in the neighbouring republic of South Sudan, and also Somalia.

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UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya - Volume 1

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This report is based on the outcomes of the capacity development trainings that were undertaken in support to the implementation of the on-going Kenya Municipal Programme. The programme is mainly financed by the World Bank at a cost of US$ 129 million with cofinancing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); it is executed and implemented by the Kenya Government, through the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development(MLHUD).

UN-Habitat to lead in planning Kenya’s first Integrated Settlement in Kalobeyei, Turkana County

Kenya, 04 February 2016 - UN-Habitat has joined in the implementation of Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Program (KISEDP), a Turkana-based initiative that seeks to facilitate collaboration and coordination between the Kenyan Government, UN agencies, development actors, NGOs, private sector and civil society to build sustainable services and economic opportunities in Kalobeyei, a new settlement in Kenya that is expected to accommodate more than 60,000 refugees and host communities.

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UN-Habitat launches international urban design student competition

Kenya, 14 January 2016 - UN-Habitat is launching a competition to promote collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design. The competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s Urban Development Department (UDD) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. It is part of UN-Habitat's support to the Kenya Municipal Program under the broad framework of ‘Support to a Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya’, which is funded by SIDA.

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UN-Habitat’s new project targets Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem

Ramallah, 16 December 2015 – The Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People along with its partner the Arab Thought Forum (ATF), and in collaboration with Jerusalem Governorate and the Ministry of Local Government last week launched a new project entitled "Grassroots Mobilization towards Improved Emergency Responsiveness and Slum Upgrading in East Jerusalem".

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