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Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 08:57
With more than half of the country’s population now living in cities and more people projected to be living in cities in the next decades, Philippine cities, currently contributing to 80% of GDP, are the arena where the battle for achieving our targets on sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be won or lost. Cities are drivers of urban growth being hives of economic activities, centers of... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 08:57
The initiative, following a comprehensive analysis, provides a strategic vision for Canaan and creates a consensusamongst stakeholders on how the area should develop in the following 20 years. From the governance perspective, the initiative has supported the strengthening of national and municipal governments’ administration capacities, as well as the establishment of links between the government... Read more
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:30
Its streets and public spaces define the character of a city. From squares and boulevards to neighbourhood  gardens and children playgrounds, public space frames city image. The connective matrix of streets and public spaces forms the skeleton of the city upon which all else rests. Public space takes many spatial forms, including parks, the streets, sidewalks and footpaths that connect,... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:59
In a world where technology is increasingly ubiquitous, it seems every city is a smart city. The mass deployment of broadband infrastructure, mobile phones, and wireless connectivity is just the beginning. The Internet of Things—a web of connected devices and sensors in the physical world—can interact with analytics systems, using machine learning to turn realms of real-time data into new... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:39
In this paper, we examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include New York City, United States; Washington, D.C., United States; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:16
Cities and their policymakers face enormous pressures as they seek to meet today’s mobility challenges. As rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change continue to challenge our world’s cities, those that choose to make bold moves in advancing and diversifying their urban transport systems will gain a competitive advantage –- we see that investing in improved and... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 14:14
When three decades of conflict ended in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, approximately 450,000 people had been displaced, with many having to rebuild their lives after having their houses destroyed, having lost family members and with no proper means of livelihood. The Post-Conflict Reconstruction Programme in Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces implemented by UN-Habitat, provided numerous... Read more
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:30
The Regional Action Plan (RAP) is a regional proposal that builds on the global framework for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The New Urban Agenda is the principal outcome document of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the... Read more
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:13
Cities are a driving force of the 21st century. Through bringing large numbers of people into close proximity, they spark economic growth, foster innovation, and generate prosperity. But they face the pressing challenges of creating a livable environment for their residents, enabling economic activity that benefits all citizens, and fostering urban development that is environmentally sustainable... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 15:05
This publication on Urban-Rural Linkages reaffirms that the discourse on urbanization must depart from the traditional and outdated dichotomy of urban and rural; in order for urban and rural areas to be sustainable they must develop in tandem, inequalities must be reduced and the development gap bridged. Urban and rural spaces are inextricably linked economically, socially and environmentally and... Read more

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