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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
Green Building Interventions for Social Housing

Green Building Interventions for Social Housing

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Given the substantial growth in new construction in economies in transition, and the inefficiencies of existing building stock worldwide, if nothing is done, GHG emissions from buildings will more than double in the next 20 years. Therefore, if global targets for GHG emissions reduction are to be met, it is essential that mitigation of GHG emissions from buildings must be on every national climate change strategy. More info →
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The overall objective of the study was to sensitize and strengthen the response and capacity of governments and stakeholders in the Kathmandu Valley to the impacts of climate change. More info →
Using Minecraft for Youth Participation in Urban Design and Governance

Using Minecraft for Youth Participation in Urban Design and Governance

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The purpose of this paper is to outline UN-Habitat’s approach to using information and communication technology (ICT) as an enabler to encourage youth participation in urban design and governance. More info →
County Engagement Framework for Kenya
Défis des finances publiques locales en Afrique

Défis des finances publiques locales en Afrique

Le présent rapport examine les défis fondamentaux à relever dans le financement des administrations publiques locales, les principales sources de recettes des collectivités locales et l’expérience acquise dans la fourniture de services durables. Il étudie également les systèmes et pratiques innovantes de gestion financière appliqués en Afrique. Cette analyse est complétée par une étude de cas consacrée à la ville de Gaborone (Botswana). Enfin, nous proposons certaines pistes pour l’amélioration des finances locales sur le continent africain. More info →
Improving Women’s Access to Land in Eastern DRC: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

Improving Women’s Access to Land in Eastern DRC: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

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UN Habitat has been working in the eastern DRC since 2009, and the purpose of this study is to help better understand and integrate gender issues into existing programming, and to guide future activities to improve and support women’s access to land in the region. 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 →
National Urban Policy: A Guiding Framework
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