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 representatives in the context of developing detailed local outline plans for Abu-Reida and Al-Najar neighborhoods in the Municipality of Khuza’a in south eastern Gaza.

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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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Spatial Visioning Reflections: The Heartland of the West Bank

This magazine is more than a regular policy report: it reflects the work experience and mutual learning process between local stakeholders, practitioners, civil society, and the UPAT team and is integrated in different articles. While the UPAT spatial vision focuses on the heartland of the West Bank, IPCC contributed with a spatial vision for the future State of Palestine.

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‘One UN’ approach to Spatial Planning in "Area C" of the occupied West Bank

Ramallah, 14th October- The United Nations Country Team for the occupied Palestinian Territories has endorsed a joint approach towards planning in Area C entitled “One UN Approach to Spatial Planning in Area C of the occupied West Bank.”  Area C was defined in the Oslo II Accords of 1995 accounts for more than 60 percent of the West Bank's land mass and remains under Israeli control.

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On a visit to the State of Palestine, Dr. Clos holds talks with the Prime Minister and Local Government Minister

Ramallah, 8 September 2015--  – UN Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos undertook a one day mission to  Palestine starting 6th of September where he held high level meetings with the Prime Minister Mr. Rami Hamdallah and Mr.Hussein Al-A’raj, Minister of Local Government.

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UN-Habitat and partners launch a new planning initiative in the State of Palestine

Ramallah, 5 August 2015-- UN-Habitat and its partners on Tuesday launched a new city-region planning initiative for three Governorates in the State of Palestine.  The Plans will be prepared with the support of UN-Habitat and a consortium of local academic and private planning firms including An-Najah National University, The Universal Group for Engineering, Consulting, and House of Palestinian Expertise for Consultancies and Studies.

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UN-Habitat launches new report on planning for Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem

Ramallah, 5 June 2015 – UN-Habitat has launched a new report “Right to Develop: Planning Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem,” which analyzes different approaches to planning adopted by Palestinian communities who face continued restrictions on their planning rights in East Jerusalem, and who have little to no say in official city planning.

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