The integration of host communities with incoming refugees is a subject that has gained great interest in the last decade, owing to an increase in the number of people in protracted displacement situations. Kenya, which is strategically located in the high-conflict horn of Africa region, has been home to refugees for more than two decades. Some of these refugees have been accommodated in Turkana County, and specifically the area of Kakuma and Kalobeyei.
The Financial Sustainability Strategy for Kalobeyei Settlement aims to support the implementation of the “Kalobeyei Settlement Advisory Development Plan” developed by UN-Habitat, which provides a long-term and integrative approach to guide appropriate development for the Kalobeyei Settlement in Turkana, Kenya.
Chengdu, 13 April 2017 – UN-Habitat and UN-Environment, in collaboration with the Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, have started working on an assessment of the development plans for the city’s Greenbelt and Shaocheng District.
Kuala Lumpur 17 August 2016-- UN-Habitat conducted its’ first international workshop on public spaces titled “Creating safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early thismonth.
Jointly organized by Citynet and Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Center (KLRTC), the workshop attracted a wide range or participants including policy makers, technical experts and city managers from 8 different countries in Asia – Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
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 planning is used as the tool coordinating economic, legal, social and environmental aspects of urban development, translating them into concrete and implementable projects that materialize the normative work of UN-Habitat. These urban strategies generate value, economic development and jobs.