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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 18:03
The Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO) is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for providing tens of thousands of affordable housing units, improved living conditions and basic services to poor families. As part of an exemplary project based on community development, since 2004 it has converted former male-only mine hostels, derelict inner city buildings and some slum districts into... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 17:56
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for providing one of Asia's and the world's greenest, cleanest and most socially conscious housing programmes. For over half a century, HDB has housed a growing population and played an integral part in Singapore's nation building. Today, more than 8 in 10 Singaporeans live in HDB apartments and more than 9 in 10... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 16:22
The Kingdom of Morocco is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for delivering one of the world's most successful and comprehensive slum reduction and improvement programmes. In a concept already being replicated in Egypt and Tunisia, the Moroccan programme widely considered the best of its kind in Africa, is spearheading Morocco's Cities without Slums drive. The Government had set a target in... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 15:35
The Kunshan Municipal People's Government is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for an innovative approach to granting migrants the right to essential services in the city. Drawing some 800,000 job seekers every year, Kunshan holds five employment fairs every week. In the last two years it has helped more than 200,000 people get work, in a city where modern, new accommodation has increased... Read more
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

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