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Urban Knowledge

Urban Data

The urban indicators data available here are analyzed, compiled and published by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory which supports governments, …

Best Practices

UN-Habitat’s Best Practices Unit coordinates, identifies, documents and disseminates best practices and enabling policies on urban development within, and for, the Agency. The Unit identifies sources of information and knowledge derived from practical experience in support of the monitoring and implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the urban-related SDGs. It also manages the flagship […]

UrbanLex - The Urban Law Database

UrbanLex is a global collection of urban laws, compiling urban laws from 190+ member nations in a fully relational database.

Global Urban Observatory (GUO)

The Global Urban Observatory (GUO) helps cities get a bird's eye view of their situation and their needs


UN-Habitat evaluates its work to assess how well its interventions are achieving the intended results and how effectively they are contributing to broad development goals. This is done by assessing what is achieved and by making recommendations that feed into policy, programme/ project development and implementation. Evaluation plays an integral role in helping UN-Habitat become […]

Urban Lectures

The Global Urban Lecture Series are free 15 min video lectures that gather expertise and experience from renowned international scholars and professionals

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