Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Accra and Tema, Ghana

This report: Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Accra and Tema, Ghana examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya

This report: Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Cebu, Philippines

This report: Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Cebu, Philippines examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Informal Settlement in the Arab Region: “Towards Arab Cities without Informal Settlements” Analysis and Prospects

Global commitment to the inclusive right to adequate housing was renewed at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III. Housing will hence prove central to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11: ‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’.

Urban Crises and the Informal Economy: Surviving, Managing, Thriving in Post-Conflict Cities

Political upheaval or violent conflict is often characterised by a fundamental failure of governance, and the destruction of local economies, and yet in the aftermath of conflict people reconstruct their livelihoods and rebuild urban services through informal mechanisms of survival and support. This report explores the response of the urban informal economy to urban crises, its role in poverty reduction, peace building and development in post-conflict cities, and its scope as a platform for economic recovery and resilience.

The Project for Emergency Support to Poor and Vulnerable Communities in Ethnic Areas (Photo Book)

This photo book showcases the project implementation where the human spirit of target population has got united to work for the improvement of their communities. ‘The Project for Emergency Support to Poor and Vulnerable Communities in Ethnic Areas’ supported by the Government of Japan has focused on empowering communities to jointly work to build/renovate quality services (WASH and community infrastructure), and housing (affected by the 2015 floods), to give people basis for healthy and productive life.

The Housing Rights Index. A policy Formulation Support Tool

The Housing Rights Index (HRI) is a decision-support tool developed specifically for the use of housing practitioners and policy makers who are involved in the Housing Practitioners Labs and tailor-made training developed and conducted by UN-Habitat. It is based on the right to adequate housing1 as enshrined in international human rights instruments2 and included in the Habitat Agenda (1996)3 and the New Urban Agenda (2016)4. It is understood as the right of every individual and community to gain and sustain a safe and secure home in which to live in peace and dignity.

The Housing Barometer. A tool to support a rapid housing sector review.

The Housing Barometer is a tool to support a rapid analysis of the housing sector. It provides a quick overview of the housing sector that feeds directly into the housing policy formulation process. The Housing Barometer relies on qualitative assessments rather than data and empirical evidences. It expresses the perceptions of policy makers, decision makers and housing practitioners about the performance of the various subsectors of the housing sector.

Rent Regulations in Kenya, Lagos-Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Rent regulation is a system of laws controlling rents and tenant evictions aimed at ensuring that rentals are affordable. It reduces both the incidence and fear of homelessness by setting substantive and procedural guidelines to control increases in rent and tenant evictions, thereby preventing landlords from profiting from rental shortages and enabling tenants to remain in existing rentals. This document examines the legal framework regulating the urban landlord and tenant relationship in Botswana, Kenya, Lagos State- Nigeria, and South Africa.

formulación de la Política de Gestión Integral del Sector Hábitat a 2030. Principios conceptuales y metodológicos para Bogotá D.C.

Currently, in Latin America, 78.0% of the population lives in cities, mainly in the capitals. This trend is also experienced by Colombia, with the great advantage that said population concentration is distributed in a system of 64 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, being Bogotá, in addition to the country's capital, the most important agglomeration.