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Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 15:17
Vienna Municipality's Sustainable Urban Renewal Programme is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for putting people and their views first in a model urban renovation programme it is imparting to other cities in eastern Europe. Under its so-called "soft urban renewal" drive that started in 1984, the city is careful to consult its residents on changes and take their views into account – rather... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 16:00
The Habitat II Conference on Human Settlements (Istanbul 1996) singled out inadequate financial resources as one of the most serious problems affecting cities in developing countries. Fifteen years later, this still applies to most fast-growing cities in the developing world – in particular, urban centres in conflict and post-conflict situations. Many urban local authorities also lack accurate,... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 11:30
Presented at the Dialogues and Thematic Event on Dialogue 2: Bridging the Urban Divide: Inclusive Cities at the 5th world Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 17:46
  Nairobi, 9 Apr 11 Soita Shitanda, Kenyan Minister for Housing and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Joan Clos presented Nairobi's slum youth with fifty footballs donated by Hyundai to promote sports development in urban areas. The event, held in the lead up to UN-HABITAT's 23rd session of the Governing Council, highlights the need for sports facilities in urban plans. The balls were gifted to the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 17:17
A program that uses horticulture to build community and improve the quality of life in Philadelphia's neighborhoods and downtown public spaces
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 17:07
Fresh food for the city’s low income neighbourhoods in Philadelphia
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 16:56
A multi-year, participatory planning process to engage the public revitalizing a seven-mile stretch of the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 16:45
Establishment of a Department for Parks and Recreation in Philadelphia for recreation.
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 16:40
Green infrastructure to address the problem of storm water runoff
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 16:34
Philadelphia’s vision creating a better future for ourselves, our children and generations to come with a focus on environmental sustainability and citizen engagement

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