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[Best practice] [Report]Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019
The world is experiencing unprecedented urban growth. Today, over half of the global population is urban and by 2050 an additional 2.5 billion people are expected to live in urban areas. This framework defines the Urban Food Agenda as the vast... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:18
The Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (MRHP) from Tanzania was awarded for helping bring shelter, employment and healthier living and environmental conditions to hundreds of thousands of Tanzanian households.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:14
From Russia, the Stavropol City Administration’s project, A safe city is a just city, was awarded for major gains in building an inclusive city – reducing crime and ethnic tensions while improving employment, health and economic prospects for all.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:35
The Palestinian Housing Council (PHC) was awarded for exceptional endeavours in helping provide homes, apartments, employment prospects and bringing new hope to countless Palestinian families.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:23
From Pakistan, Lieutenant-General Nadeem Ahmed, Deputy Chairman, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), was personally awarded the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour for demonstrating great leadership and compassion in face of calamity to help millions of people rebuild their homes and lives after the 2005 earthquake.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:11
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) associated with the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in The Netherlands was awarded for leading the way as a global centre of excellence and knowledge through its high quality teaching programmes in housing, urban management and urban environmental management and planning.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:02
Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of the City of Havana, Cuba, was personally awarded the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour for his many years of charismatic leadership and painstaking dedication to the restoration and conservation of the Historical Centre of Havana.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:52
The Nanning Municipal People’s Government was awarded the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for developing China’s first Integrated City Emergency Response System to streamline under one roof all the city’s police and fire emergencies, para-medic ambulance responses and traffic accident reporting systems, along with 30 other non-emergency public services that were previously managed by a variety of... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:42
Ciudad Juárez, a major Mexican city on the United States border, gets the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for the innovative steps taken to help thousands of flood victims rebuild their homes and lives after the Arroyo del Indio burst its banks following heavy rains in 2006 largely believed to have been brought on by climate change. Since these floods first started in 1990, an estimated 80 people... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:32
The capital of Rwanda, Kigali, gets the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for many innovations in building a model, modern city symbolized by zero tolerance for plastics, improved garbage collection and a substantial reduction in crime. Starting from 1998, the authorities in Kigali began restoring the city's lost glory. They targeted garbage collection, and banned the use of plastic bags. The... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:23
The city of Bugulma in the Tartarstan Republic of western Russia gets the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for transforming its contaminated water system into cheaper, safer water for its citizens. Founded in 1736, the city at the confluence of the Bugulminka and Stepnoy Zay rivers, is the centre of petroleum mining in Tatarstan. Other economic activities in the city include machinery production,... Read more