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Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile

Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile

Today, the housing situation in Nepal, especially for the urban poor, remains far from adequate. Indeed, urban dwellers in Nepal have been finding it increasingly difficult to afford housing due to rapid price rises in land. More info →
Quick Guide 8: Local government , Addressing urban challenges in a participatory and integrated way

Quick Guide 8: Local government , Addressing urban challenges in a participatory and integrated way

This Quick Guide 8 provides a brief overview of local government in Africa, and the urban challenges (and opportunities) that local government bodies need to respond to. More info →
Housing Indigenous Peoples in Cities: Urban Policy Guides for Indigenous Peoples

Housing Indigenous Peoples in Cities: Urban Policy Guides for Indigenous Peoples

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The lack of recognition of the right of self-determination and the large-scale dispossession and degradation of their lands, resources and territories has had a devastating effect on indigenous peoples’ livelihoods, cultures and overall socio-economic conditions. More info →
Analytical Perspective of Pro-poor Slum Upgrading Frameworks

Analytical Perspective of Pro-poor Slum Upgrading Frameworks

The close of the last millennium saw the development of cities in the developing world being radically shaped by the intrinsically related processes of urbanization and globalization. More info →
Haïti : Profil Urbain De Milot (French)

Haïti : Profil Urbain De Milot (French)

Milot est une commune située au nord de Haïti. More info →
Sénégal: Profil Urbain De Dakar (French)

Sénégal: Profil Urbain De Dakar (French)

Lorsque le commandant français, Protet, faisait hisser le drapeau français sur Dakar le 25 mai 1857, la future grande ville située sur l’extrémité occidentale du Sénégal, en bordure de l’Océan Atlantique, n’était qu’un petit village Lébou. More info →
Progrès Effectués Dans la Réalisation de L’agenda Urbain de L’afrique

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. More info →
Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums.

Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums.

A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading. Historically, governments have implemented slum upgrading projects and programmes of varying scale and scope. More info →
Losing your Home , Assessing the impact of eviction

Losing your Home , Assessing the impact of eviction

The practice of forcibly evicting people from their homes and settlements is a growing global phenomenon and represents a crude violation of one of the most elementary principles of the right to adequate housing as defined in the Habitat Agenda and international instruments. More info →
Quick Guide 7: Rental Housing , A much neglected housing option for the poor

Quick Guide 7: Rental Housing , A much neglected housing option for the poor

This Quick Guide 7 considers the characteristics of good quality rental housing and sound landlord-tenant rental arrangements, and presents policy options to promote and regulate the expansion of rental housing especially for the urban poor. More info →
Quick Guides for Policy Makers 3; LAND: A crucial element in housing the urban poor

Quick Guides for Policy Makers 3; LAND: A crucial element in housing the urban poor

This Quick Guide examines how formal and informal land markets in Asian cities work, how they have succeeded or failed to make decent, secure, affordable land accessible to the urban poor and how community organizations, support institutions and government agencies are finding innovative ways to improve the poor's access to land for their housing. More info →
Situation Analysis of informal settlements in Kisumu

Situation Analysis of informal settlements in Kisumu

The Situation Analysis is a collaborative effort between the Municipal Council of Kisumu (MCK), Government of Kenya (GoK) and the United Nation Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT). More info →
Burundi : Profil Urbain De Ngozi (French)

Burundi : Profil Urbain De Ngozi (French)

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Series: Urban Profiles
La commune de Ngozi est située à l’ouest de la province Ngozi au nord du Burundi. More info →
Perfil del Sector Vivienda de El Salvador (El Salvador Housing Sector Profile)

Perfil del Sector Vivienda de El Salvador (El Salvador Housing Sector Profile)

Este Perfil del sector vivienda en El Salvador se centra en el tema habitacional, principalmente en zonas urbanas. Es un análisis amplio con el propósito de arrojar luz sobre el funcionamiento de los sistemas de oferta y de demanda de la vivienda en el país, tal como funcionan actualmente. Este análisis identifica las limitaciones del sector para lograr el objetivo de una vivienda adecuada para todos y todas. También tiene el propósito de producir un mejor conocimiento y comprensión del sector, que permitirá al Gobierno de El Salvador (GOES) y en particular al Vice Ministerio de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (VMVDU) formular estrategias e instrumentos para mejorar el funcionamiento del sector y elaborar una política de vivienda. En ese sentido, el perfil identifica posibles acciones que podrían tomarse para mejorar el funcionamiento del sector habitacional. More info →
Lesotho Urban Housing Profile

Lesotho Urban Housing Profile

The institutional framework for housing has many of the necessary components, such as respect for the home and limitation of state procurement of property, enshrined in law and the constitution. More info →
Housing and Slum Upgrading; Gender issue guide

Housing and Slum Upgrading; Gender issue guide

Access to adequate housing is a fundamental human right and is enshrined in numerous international agreements and conventions. More info →
Forced Evictions , Global Crisis, Global Solutions

Forced Evictions , Global Crisis, Global Solutions

This report reviews the status of forced evictions globally through the work of UN-HABITAT, the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, and other international actors. More info →
Quick Guide 6: Community-based organizations , The poor as agents of development

Quick Guide 6: Community-based organizations , The poor as agents of development

This Quick Guide 6 considers how governments and policy makers can work together with community-based organizations to address the problems that poor people experience in urban settlements, and find viable long-term solutions to their housing needs. More info →
Best Practices on Social Sustainability in Historic Districts

Best Practices on Social Sustainability in Historic Districts

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The case studies comprise a selection of initiatives in the enhancement and conservation of cultural heritage, contained in UN HABITAT’S Best Practices Database. More info →
Pro Poor Land Management: Integrating Slums into City Planning Approaches

Pro Poor Land Management: Integrating Slums into City Planning Approaches

This publication on Pro Poor Land Management is based on the Handbook on Best Practices, Security of Tenure and Access to Land. It briefly describes recent innovations at the global level in the field of pro poor land management. It shows how governments, including local government and other stakeholders, are coming to grips with implementing the land related principles enshrined in the Habitat Agenda at a practical level in the cities and towns. Together with the Handbook, it helps to assess at the global level the tools, methods and approaches that exist for the implementation of the Global Campaign for Secure Tenure, and to identify the gaps, blockages and problems that still need to be addressed. More info →
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