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    ICT, Urban Governance and Youth

    ICT, Urban Governance and Youth

    The ICT, Urban Governance and Youth report is the fourth report in the Global Youth-Led Development series. The report provides a conceptual framework which reflects the rapidly changing dynamics in three areas of urban development: the demographics of the fastest growing segment of urban populations, youth (ages 15 to 24); information and communications technology (ICT) and particularly mobile phones; and governance, particularly local governance in the developing world. This report takes into account the special characteristics of young, technologically savvy citizens. The reader is encouraged to read the first three reports to put these findings into a larger context of youth-led development. More info →
    E-Governance and Urban Policy Design in Developing Countries

    E-Governance and Urban Policy Design in Developing Countries

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    Governance is about the processes by which public policy decisions are made and implemented. ICT can become a catalyst to improve governance in towns and cities and help increase the levels of participation, efficiency and accountability in public urban policies, provided that the tools are appropriately used, accessible and affordable. This book examines how ICT enabled governance is applied to urban policy design and highlights case studies, tools, methodologies, all reflecting current challenges and potential for the use of ICT in governance processes in cities. More info →
    Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning
    Lignes Directrices Internationales sur la Planification Urbaine et Territoriale
    Planned City Extensions: Analysis of Historical Examples
    The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

    The Role of Cities in Productive Transformation

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    Productive transformation policies have gained renewed prominence in recent years. In both developed and developing countries, governments and private sector actors have begun planning and implementing programmes and instruments for private sector development; cluster promotion and value chain; as well as supply chain approaches linked to infrastructure provision, innovation and equity. More info →
    Panduan Internasional tentang Perencanaan Kota dan Wilayah
    راهنمــای بین‌المللـی برنامه‌ریزی شهــری و سرزمینـی
    Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates

    Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates

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    Principles and applications for the design of sustainable buildings in Eastern Africa. More info →
    A Practical Guide to Designing, Planning, and Executing Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes

    A Practical Guide to Designing, Planning, and Executing Citywide Slum Upgrading Programmes

    While 220 million people have been lifted out of slum conditions over the past 10 years, the number of people living in slum conditions is likely to grow by six million every year, to reach a total of 889 million by 2020. It is necessary to equip cities and their practitioners with the tools and capacities to anticipate and control urban growth and city officials will require knowledge, skills and methodologies that will allow them not only to upgrade existing slums but also prevent the appearance of new ones. This Guide advocates for a citywide approach to slum upgrading, which represents a fundamental shift from piecemeal project interventions to a citywide programme approach. This Practical Guide is part of a trilogy on citywide slum upgrading that includes Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums: A Street-led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading and A Training Module for Designing and Implementing Citywide Slum Upgrading. With the other two partner publications, the Practical Guide provides an accessible tool for practitioners, leading them through UN-Habitat steps towards a successful citywide slum-upgrading program. More info →
    Loger les Pauvres dans les Villes Africaines-Guide  de Formation du Facilitateur

    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. More info →
    Diretrizes Internacionais para Planejamento Urbano e Territorial
    Gender Responsive Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
    International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

    International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

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    The need for planning cannot be over-emphasized. Urbanization is progressing rapidly and by 2050, seven out of ten people will be living in cities. Inappropriate policies, plans and designs have led to inadequate spatial distribution of people and activities, resulting in proliferation of slums, congestion, poor access to basic services, environmental degradation, and social inequity and segregation. More info →
    Centros de Justicia para las Mujeres- Lineamientos arquitectónicos

    Centros de Justicia para las Mujeres- Lineamientos arquitectónicos

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    Los Centros de Justicia para las Mujeres (CJM)se crean como una respuesta para mejorar el accesoa la justicia de las mujeres que han sufridoviolencia de género. Estos centros se consolidancomo un espacio en el que se ubican un conjuntode instancias gubernamentales, del Poder Judicialy asociaciones de la sociedad civil, que de maneraconjunta brindan servicios y atención a víctimasde violencia de género. Además, llevan a cabo accionesde prevención, atención y sanción de laviolencia contra las mujeres en todas sus formasy ámbitos bajo las perspectivas de derechos humanos,género e interés superior de la infancia. En un esfuerzo conjunto de la Comisión Nacionalpara Prevenir y Erradicar la Violencia contralas Mujeres (Conavim) y el Programa de lasNaciones Unidas para los Asentamientos HumanosONU-Habitat, en el año 2011 se publicaronlos Lineamientos Urbanos y de Diseño Arquitectónicopara los Centros de Justicia para las Mujeres,como una herramienta de trabajo para la toma dedecisiones estratégicas por parte de las autoridadesfederales y locales para la construcción de loscentros. More info →
    Global Public Space Toolkit: From Global Principles to Local Policies and Practice
    Gender Responsive Urban Legislation, Land and Governance
    Housing the Poor in African Cities – Training Facilitator’s Guide

    Housing the Poor in African Cities – Training Facilitator’s Guide

    This Facilitator’s Guide prepared by UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance accompanies the Quick Guides for Policy Makers: Housing the Poor in African Cities series. The Facilitator’s Guide comes with a USB flash drive containing the Quick Guides series, PowerPoint presentations on each Quick Guide, and videos that can be used in training activities.The training pack is intended for the use of training institutions in Africa and other interested institutions. The training pack focuses on experiential training, which draws on the experience of the workshop participants and emphasises the sharing of ideas and opinions. Available in French. More info →
    Guía Lineamientos Metropolitanos

    Guía Lineamientos Metropolitanos

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    Las dinámicas de integración regional y metropolitana son una realidad queha permeado a Colombia desde los años 50, en su mayoría como resultadode procesos de conurbación que tienen origen en las migraciones que pordiferentes motivos se han dado desde las áreas rurales a las medianas y grandes ciudadesdel país. No obstante este camino de varias décadas recorridas, son pocos los arreglossupramunicipales que han dado fruto y se han consolidado de manera exitosa.Actualmente Colombia cuenta con 6 áreas metropolitanas conformadas jurídicay administrativamente, que reúnen en su conjunto aproximadamente el 20% de lapoblación nacional, y con una cantidad parecida de esquemas asociativos que se hanfortalecido desde la entrada en vigencia de la Ley Orgánica de Ordenamiento Territorial(LOOT) sancionada en 2011. More info →
    Local Law Making In Cape Town: A Case Study Of The Municipal Planning By-Law Process. Urban Legal Case Studies | Volume 4
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