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World Urban Forum 7 Report – March 2015
State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-II)

State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-II)

Afghanistan's future is urban. The population of Afghan cities is expected to double within the next 15 years and by 2060, one in every two Afghans will be living in cities. In order to manage such a transition and harness it for economic and social development accurate data and information is essential. More info →
Towards an Africa Urban Agenda

Towards an Africa Urban Agenda

This report is a resource for African citizens and governments as they utilise the opportunity that the Habitat III process opens up. More info →
Sustainable Housing Reconstruction in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Urban Solutions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi 2015

Urban Solutions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi 2015

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For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world. The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing villages, towns and cities of all sizes, which are most in need of support in guiding the process of urbanization. Towards this end we have created a new vision which makes a shift in focus and incorporates three essential urban elements into a new, integrated working methodology: Urban Legislation, Urban Design and Urban Finance, as a three-legged strategy in advancing sustainable urbanization. “Governments want us to promote an integrated approach to planning and building sustainable cities and urban settlements. We are tasked with supporting local authorities, increasing public awareness and enhancing the involvement of local people, including the poor, in decision making.” More info →
State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I Dari)

State of Afghan Cities report 2015 (Volume-I Dari)

آینده افغانستان با زندگی شهری گره خورده، انتظارمیرود تا طی 15 سال آینده جمعیت شهرهای افغانستان دوچند گردد و درسال 2060 این جمعیت به 50 فیصد زندگی شهری تبدیل شود. اسکان شهری میتواند منبع انکشاف باشد، که نه تنها به سادگی مشکلی است که باید حل وفصل شود. تبدیل اجتناب ناپذیر اسکان شهری فرصت ها و چالشهایی داده شده را درشکل فعلی و ساختارشهرهای عمده، ارایه مینماید. 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 →
Urbanization For Prosperity. Policy Statement 25th Session of the Governing Council
Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies
El camino hacia la armonización tributaria en la Sabana de Bogotá – Memorias de su primera fase

El camino hacia la armonización tributaria en la Sabana de Bogotá – Memorias de su primera fase

Este documento tiene como objetivo presentar la memoria sobre el proceso realizado con los funcionarios encargados de la hacienda local de seis municipios del entorno metropolitano, a partir del cual se pretende acordar las líneas estratégicas y los compromisos de coordinación y colaboración para avanzar en el desarrollo de estrategias de armonización fiscal y tributaria en el entorno metropolitano. More info →
The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

The Challenge of Local Government Financing in Developing Countries

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The report identifies successful governance mechanisms for efficient and equitable provision of public services in metropolitan areas of developing countries, and shares experiences and methods to making public service provision more viable in peri-urban areas of large cities and in smaller urban centres of these countries. More info →
Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development

Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development

This joint publication “Unpacking Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Development” is the product of a close cooperation between GIZ and UN-Habitat. Against the background of rapid urbanization, new forms of power relations between the different levels of government emerge and stronger coordination and cooperation is required. More info →
Programa De Asistencia Técnica Recíproca Del Distrito Capital – Balance de resultados y lecciones aprendidas

Programa De Asistencia Técnica Recíproca Del Distrito Capital – Balance de resultados y lecciones aprendidas

En síntesis, se trata de un documento de memorias que busca dejar un registro de las actividades de cooperación técnica recientemente desarrolladas y de poner en evidencia de que sí es posible construir lazos de confianza regional a partir del trabajo cotidiano conjunto. More info →
Regional Spatial Planning Strategy of Darfur

Regional Spatial Planning Strategy of Darfur

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The Darfur region in Sudan stands out as a good example of the socioeconomic consequences a conflict can have on a territory and its basic resources, including the natural environment, human settlements at large and urban areas in particular. How best to identify and entrench the fresh spatial patterns that can underpin socioeconomic stabilization and future development of a huge area is the purpose of this report. The protracted conflict since 2003 has caused massive displacements of people to or around the main urban centres, causing a complex, rapid, unplanned and uncontrolled urbanisation process. This is resulting in severe environmental degradation and social stress.The Regional Spatial Planning Strategy of Darfur (RSPSD) is a functional methodology that has been designed to facilitate a smooth transition from humanitarian relief to early recovery, reconstruction and economic development in that region of Sudan. The RSPSD aims to maximise the benefits of infrastructural investment, identifying priorities against a background of scarce resources and capacities, in an effort to bring about a more balanced spatial development, ultimately contributing to peace, stabilisation and economic growth. The Strategy advocates for the establishment of a network of urban settlements in Darfur, which can support each other and work as productive and interconnected nodes benefiting their surrounding rural areas. This network can efficiently integrate a broad range of socioeconomic, basic services and infrastructure dimensions that will benefit the population of Darfur as a whole, while at the same time laying the foundations of its future development.This work was sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and was technically supported by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in close and constant coordination with the Government of Sudan and the Darfur States, in collaboration with the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. A similar approach could be used in other countries or regions to devise the Spatial Development Frameworks which, in turn, set out and implement National Urban Policies. More info →
The Right to Adequate Housing for Persons With Disabilities Living in Cities

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

This study reviews the literature on the meaning and impact of the right to adequate housing for persons with disabilities in cities. It uses the foundational framework of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and demonstrates how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) provides a new understanding of this complex right. More info →
Balance de la estrategia de integración regional del Distrito Capital 2012-2015

Balance de la estrategia de integración regional del Distrito Capital 2012-2015

Este documento se estructura de la siguiente manera: en primer lugar, se presentan los objetivos del estudio, seguidos de una exposición de la metodología empleada para identificar avances, lecciones aprendidas y recomendaciones para la Alcaldía Mayor, así como el alcance de esta investigación. Posteriormente se presenta el contexto de la implementación de la Estrategia, la justificación de su formulación y finalmente los principales resultados del balance, el conjunto de lecciones aprendidas, buenas prácticas de la implementación y las recomendaciones identificadas para garantizar la sostenibilidad de los resultados. More info →
Déficit habitacional en América Latina y el Caribe: Una herramienta para el diagnóstico y el desarrollo de políticas efectivas en vivienda y hábitat
Community Spirit: Rebuilding Community Infrastructure in the North and East of Sri Lanka
UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya – Volume 1

UN-Habitat Support to Sustainable Urban Development in Kenya – Volume 1

This report is based on the outcomes of the capacity development trainings that were undertaken in support to the implementation of the on-going Kenya Municipal Programme. It details outcomes of the first phase of the training that was done for the Kenya Municipal Programme Counties Clusters III (Machakos, Embu & Kiambu) and IV (Nyeri & Nakuru). More info →
Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

This document provides a contextual understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change in relation to human settlements in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). More info →
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