The State of African Cities 2018 - The geography of African investment

The aim of The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment report is to contribute to development policies that can turn African cities into more attractive, competitive and resilient foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations. Attracting global FDI is highly competitive and crosses various geographic scales, therefore regional cooperation by cities and nations is critical. But FDI is not a panacea since it has both positive and negative effects and careful choices need to be made by cities in their pursuit of FDI, if it is to lead to inclusive economic growth.

Community Spirit: Rebuilding Community Infrastructure in the North and East of Sri Lanka

As a result of the protracted conflict in Sri Lanka, much of the infrastructure in the North and East was either badly damaged or completely destroyed. Upon their eventual return, internally displaced people possessed little financial and other resources and as a consequence, were incapable of rebuilding the damaged facilities.

Returning Home; Supporting Conflict Affected People through Housing

In May 2009, three decades of conflict came to end in Sri Lanka. While the entire country had suffered as a result, districts in the North and East were devastated. Families were displaced on multiple occasions, compelled to leave their homes for many years. When people eventually returned to their villages, most of their houses had been either badly damaged or completely destroyed. As the majority of people affected were relatively poor with marginal incomes and little or no savings, they were unable to sustain major financial shocks, especially the loss of livelihoods and housing.

Innovative Approaches for Involuntary Resettlement

In Sri Lanka today, as in many other developing countries, there is a growing urgency to come up with creative and sustainable solutions to tackle the twin pressures of infrastructure needs and the interests of communities who are affected by such projects, often losing their homes, land and livelihood in the process.Rapid industrialization has catapulted Colombo, Sri Lankass commercial capital, into an economic hub. However, this has also severely damaged the environment, especially the cityss peripheral areas abounding in factories.

Recuperando la primera centralidad de la ciudad - Spanish Language Version

El segundo Encuentro Iberoamericano de Mejores Practicas Urbanas se centro en el analisis y en la discusion de la relacion entre la ciudad en expanison y la ciudad construida. De esta actividad resultaron valiosos aprotes en la construccion del proceso de recuperacion de la primera centralidad de la ciudad.

Dentro del escenario de las Buenas y Mejores Practicas urbanas y ambientales que contribuyen al desarrollo sostenible de la ciudad, el evento reunio actores con intereses y responsabilidades semehantes en la busqueda de objetivos comunes.

Turning Around the Tsunami

UN-HABITAT Working in Partnership with Sr Lanka Description/Abstract: After the tsunami hit Sri Lanka in December 2004, UN-Habitat has taken a lead role in the shelter recovery and rehabilitation efforts in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, a multitude of donor agencies and national partner institutions.

Shelter projects 2011/2012

This book contains summaries of shelter projects that have been implemented in response to conflicts, complex emergencies, and natural disasters from different parts of the world. The projects highlight issues such as rental support, settlement, site planning and coordination.