Luisa Bravo in this lecture advocates for that public space in cities is a common good, meant to be open, inclusive and democratic – a right for everybody.
Gangwon 1 October 2015- UN-Habitat and the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC) early last month held a training session focused on the use of land as an asset for cities to better organize urban development and create forms of self-financing urban infrastructure development. Learning activities provided participants with practical knowledge about the planning, design, implementation and management of land readjustment projects.
While 220 million people have been lifted out of slum conditions over the past 10 years, the number of people living in slum conditions is likely to grow by six million every year, to reach a total of 889 million by 2020. It is necessary to equip cities and their practitioners with the tools and capacities to anticipate and control urban growth and city officials will require knowledge, skills and methodologies that will allow them not only to upgrade existing slums but also prevent the appearance of new ones.
Gangwon, South Korea, 22 July 2015-- One mayor, senior and technical municipal officials from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia and Vietnam gathered at the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC) in Gangwon Province, South Korea to share their experiences on Urban Indicators and learn about Urban Policies and Planning Strategies for Achieving Prosperity in Cities.
Addis Ababa 11 March 2015 - Thirty-five mayors from Ethiopia’s Oromia Region last month benefited from a 5 day training programme organised by UN-Habitat.
The training was part of the “Capacity Building for City Leaders in Ethiopia” programme which comprises broad based training sessions designed to enhance the capacities of cities to support the implementation of the Ethiopian Cities Prosperity Initiative (ECPI), with the ultimate goal of transforming Ethiopia into a middle income economy by 2025.
Women, men, girls and boys are differentially affected by the conditions of urbanization. For instance, women are ???invariably disadvantaged compared to men in cities in terms of equal access to employment and shelter, health and education, transport, asset ownership, experiences of urban violence and ability to exercise their rights. These disadvantages are especially marked for poor urban women???1 These gendered dimensions of cities require continual examination if inequalities are to be understood and addressed for equitable and sustainable development.
Developing capacity in the land sector is central to the goals, objectives and activities of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), and we have embraced the idea of finding better ways to do it. We are actively engaged in integrating capacity development into everything we do. To guide us, we have formulated a comprehensive capacity development strategy, which is presented in this booklet.