UN-Habitat has worked for decades to bring spatial and long-term planning into post-crisis scenarios. ‘Urban Planning Responses in Post-Crisis Contexts’ highlights strategies and lessons from UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design Lab during the period of UN-Habitat’s 2014- 2019 Strategic Plan. It endeavours to guide practitioners and to increase understanding between the humanitarian and urban planning communities, and discusses the role that urban planning plays in developing holistic post-crisis responses.
The Hamra Neighbourhood Profile undertaken by UN-Habitat and RELIEF Centre builds on a series of neighbourhood profiles of 28 disadvantaged areas in Lebanon, which UN-Habitat and UNICEF have produced in the last few years. Generated within an area-based framework, neighbourhood profiles are reports containing original spatialized multisectoral, multicohort data and analysis.
Old Saida is a predominantly residential neighbourhood located on the Mediterranean shore in the western part of Saida City (Sidon). It falls within the jurisdiction of Saida Municipality, in Lebanon’s South Governorate. The neighbourhood as defined participatively in the field spans 0.18 km2.
Responding the urgent need, UN-Habitat constructed/rehabilitated health and public facilities including hospitals, health units, schools, rural courts, education offices, police stations, prosecutor offices, community buildings, markets and so on. As of January 2020, 81 public facilities have been constructed in 59 villages in five Darfur States with the total contribution of 14,159,284 USD.
Securing land tenure is the fundamental right of every individual. It is particularly important for the vulnerable groups including female-headed households. The project “Strengthening Land Management for Peaceful Co-Existence in Darfur” (2015-2018) was designed to improve current land title system in Darfur and to contributes in the development of evidence-based land policies, laws and regulations.
The 4-page brochure showcases the two projects in Blue Nile funded by the Government of Norway: “Promote Peace building and Stability in the Blue Nile” (2016-2019), and “Strategic Urban Development/Structure Plans for the Towns of Ad-Damazine and Al-Roseiris” (2015-2016) with the project outlines, achievements, and voices from the beneficiaries.
The Future Saudi Cities Programme is a joint programme developed by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in Saudi Arabia and UN-Habitat, implemented in close cooperation with the municipalities of 17 major Saudi cities, the cities have been selected based on their different population sizes, geographic distribution, and a range of criteria based on capacities and economic potential to create a more balanced regional development among the cities of Saudi Arabia.