Housing rights, housing policy, housing strategy

Sustainable Housing Reconstruction in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Due to a more stable phase in the prolonged conflict of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UN-Habitat recommends the initiation of permanent reconstruction and moving away from emergency shelter in the area. The reconstruction process is recommended to reflect the local political, socio-cultural and physical context of the area and build on sustainable use of local building materials. In addition, generation of employment and local economic development through participatory processes and capacity building of community members is a key objective.

Building Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking

Over the past 30 years, the number, scope and complexity of tools for assessing the environmental impact of buildings has increased dramatically. Examining the emergence of building sustainability assessment and benchmarking as a global phenomenon as well as some of their political and practical barriers can be useful in order to understand their possible role in realizing objectives of the ‘New Urban Agenda’ and the policies to be influenced by it. 

Indian Housing Project: Rebuilding Homes, Transforming Lives

Three decades of conflict resulted in severe damage and destruction to houses and infrastructure facilities in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Unable to recover from major financial shocks due to poverty and years of displacement, the majority of families were incapable of rebuilding their damaged houses. From 2012, the Government of India funded the construction of 45,000 houses through a homeowner driven process. The project was facilitated through four implementing agencies, including UN-Habitat, in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

亚洲的低成本土地和住房 (Affordable Land and Housing in Asia)

在大多数国家中,获取低成本土地和住房是当前的一个严峻挑战。虽然不同的国家和地区面临的挑战各有差别,但一个普遍存在的事实是对大多数城市居民来说,获得并持有适足且低成本的土地和住房正变得越来越困难。《适足住房丛书》的前四册记述了在四个面临着严峻的低成本问题的地区中的低成本土地和住房现状:拉丁美洲和加勒比地区、亚洲、非洲、欧洲和北美[联合国欧洲经济委员会(United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)成员国]。每一册均首先探讨了住房条件、住房可得性、住房质量和住房保有权形式的主要发展趋势。随后,每册针对日益严峻的低成本性问题和不合标准的住房条件改善问题,分析了相应的住房政策。最后,为地方、国家和国际的政策措施提供了一些能够增加相应地区低成本住房供给的关键性建议。

Lesotho Urban Housing Profile

The formal private sector in Lesotho concentrates on housing at the very top of the market leaving the majority unserved by formal housing supply. As in other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the great majority of housing in Lesotho is built by people themselves incrementally and sometimes in partnerships with small contractors.The Profile argues that policy interventions should focus on facilitating access to better services and self-construction to enable it to be more efficient without raising its cost.

Progrès Effectués Dans la Réalisation de L’agenda Urbain de L’afrique

La présente publication a été réalisée à titre de complément du Rapport d’évaluation régionale de l’Afrique en prélude à laTroisième Conférence des Nations Unies sur le logement et développement durable en milieu urbain - Habitat III. Elle sertde document de référence à l’élaboration d’une stratégie urbaine inclusive et durable de l’Afrique.

Loger les Pauvres dans les Villes Africaines-Guide de Formation du Facilitateur

Le présent Guide du facilitateur préparé par ONU-Habitatet l’Alliance des villes accompagne la série des Guidespratiques pour les décideurs politiques : loger les pauvresdans les villes africaines. Ce Guide du facilitateur estfourni avec une clé USB contenant la série des Guidespratiques, des présentations PowerPoint sur chaqueGuide pratique, et des vidéos à utiliser dans le cadre desactivités de formation. Disponible en anglais.

The Right to Adequate Housing for Persons With Disabilities Living in Cities

As established in international law and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, it is necessary to pay attention to the rights and needs of persons with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities are disproportionately represented in the poorest quintile of the population, and face additional challenges due to discriminatory laws and policies, environmental barriers, and lack of support services that would enable the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing on an equal basis with others.

Déficit habitacional en América Latina y el Caribe: Una herramienta para el diagnóstico y el desarrollo de políticas efectivas en vivienda y hábitat

De modo general, la existencia de una política de vivienda se fundamenta en la identificación de un determinado conjunto de situaciones concretas que afectan a individuos, grupos y poblaciones y que pueden ser descritas, en un sentido específico, como expresión o indicador de la presencia de necesidades habitacionales insatisfechas.