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    Planning for climate change:  Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

    Planning for climate change: Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

    This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. More info →
    Structural Transformation in Ethiopia: the urban dimension

    Structural Transformation in Ethiopia: the urban dimension

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    Building ‘Economically Productive, Socially Inclusive, Environmentally Sustainable & Well Governed’ Cities in Ethiopia More info →
    Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Sources

    Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Sources

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook.Glossary, bibliography and index. More info →
    Foro Urbano Nacional – Memorias

    Foro Urbano Nacional – Memorias

    En Ecuador, de acuerdo a datos del último censo, más del 62% de la población se concentra en las áreas urbanas. Sin embargo, el acelerado proceso de crecimiento urbano, sumado a la falta de políticas urbanas eficientes, ha derivado en la generación de ciudades inequitativas y excluyentes. Por eso, es necesario modificar esta tendencia y asumir colectivamente la responsabilidad en la construcción de ciudades incluyentes, planificadas, ordenadas, seguras y equitativas de manera integral. En el marco de este proceso de transformación, el Gobierno Nacional ha colocado en la agenda pública la Revolución Urbana como una de las principales líneas de trabajo, enfatizando la importancia de la planificación urbanística, el ordenamiento territorial y la gestión del suelo dentro de las políticas urbanas. More info →
    Planning for Climate Change – Toolkit.

    Planning for Climate Change – Toolkit.

    A strategic, values-based approach for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. More info →
    What Land Means to Youth

    What Land Means to Youth

    Today, there are more than 1.2 billion youth in the world, the largest number of youth ever to have existed. These youth live, by and large, in cities and towns; the cities of the developing world account for over 90 per cent of the world’s urban growth and youth account for a large percentage of those inhabitants. It is estimated that as many as 60 per cent of all urban dwellers will be under the age of 18 by 2030. This urban demographic “youth bulge” represents both a challenge as well as an untapped potential in moving the land rights and tenure security agenda forward. Youth are increasingly mobile, social and creative in a rapidly transforming world. This means that the needs and attitudes toward land are changing too. More info →
    Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

    Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

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    This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi. As a post project intervention assessment report, it focuses on distilling lessons learnt and best practices with a view of informing future strategies and policy decisions on slum upgrading interventions for similar urban settlements in any part of the world. The process of community engagement and their role as an integral part of the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme structure is a clear manifestation of the importance of public private partnership in forging a common front for the improvement of living standards for the slum populace. More info →
    Planeamiento Urbano para Autoridades Locales

    Planeamiento Urbano para Autoridades Locales

    Planeamiento Urbano para Autoridades Locales More info →
    2012 حالت المدن العربية , (The State of Arab Cities 2012) Challenges of Urban Transition

    2012 حالت المدن العربية , (The State of Arab Cities 2012) Challenges of Urban Transition

    اتخذ العالم العربي دوراً هاماً للغاية في تاريخ عمليات التحضر، حيث تشكل هذه المنطقة منشأ الحضارة المدنية والتي شهدت أيضاً تداول المسائل الحضرية على مدى قرون عديدة. وقد تولدت عن الحضارة العربية في المناطق الحضرية بعض من أجمل المدن في العالم خلال فترة تطورها على مدى الألفية الماضية. More info →
    Youth-Led Action Research on Land Commencement Workshop

    Youth-Led Action Research on Land Commencement Workshop

    The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the tenure security agenda forward. 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 →
    Évolution Des Politiques Urbaines Nationales
    The State of Planning in Africa , An Overview

    The State of Planning in Africa , An Overview

    This report presents an overview of the state of planning in Africa. It is the result of research carried out by the African Planners Association among 15 of its affiliate member countries More info →
    Africa Urban Agenda Session: Report on the City Changer Event

    Africa Urban Agenda Session: Report on the City Changer Event

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    The African Urban Agenda (AUA) is an initiative by UN-Habitat tailored to establish and strengthen partnerships between state and non-state actors towards advancing a new urban agenda. The project aims at raising the profile of urbanization as an imperative for development in Africa. More info →
    Viet Nam Housing Sector Profile

    Viet Nam Housing Sector Profile

    The report provides us with an in-depth analysis of the various dimensions of housing and highlights some constraints that require the attention of public policy. More info →
    Evaluation of BASF Stiftung UN-Habitat Programme Contribution Towards Sustainable Development, December 2014
    Construcción de Ciudades más Equitativas , Políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

    Construcción de Ciudades más Equitativas , Políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

    Los países y las ciudades de Latinoamérica han entrado en una senda de reducción de desigualdades. Sin embargo, las brechas que separan pobres de ricos siguen siendo las más elevadas del mundo. More info →
    Land Tenure Security in Selected Countries

    Land Tenure Security in Selected Countries

    Secure land and property rights for all are essential to reducing poverty because they underpin economic development and social inclusion. Secure land tenure and property rights enable people in urban and rural areas to invest in improved homes and livelihoods. Although many countries have completely restructured their legal and regulatory framework related to land and they have tried to harmonize modern statutory law with customary ones, millions of people around the world still have insecure land tenure and property rights. More info →
    Evaluation of UN-Habitat’s Flagship Reports: Global Report on Human Settlements and State of the World’s Cities Report 1/2014

    Evaluation of UN-Habitat’s Flagship Reports: Global Report on Human Settlements and State of the World’s Cities Report 1/2014

    The purpose of this report is “to assess UN-Habitat achievements, challenges and opportunities in raising awareness on human settlements issues through the flagship reports through the provision of information on global conditions and trends and policies to Member States and the Habitat partners” More info →
    Hoi An, Viet Nam: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    Hoi An, Viet Nam: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    In Vietnamese cities, as in other cities globally, urban centres are often located in highly risk-prone areas, such as in the coastal zone, along rivers or among mountains. Major types of infrastructure, such as roads, hospitals and water supply networks, as well as basic services such as healthcare, are vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. In coastal areas, storm surges and sea-level rise can affect food supply and settlements. In Viet Nam, it is projected that sea levels will rise by 57 to 73 millimetres by 2100. More info →
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