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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:31
The Colombian legal-urban framework is a robust and complex structure of tools that seek to meet land’s “social and ecological function”, defined by Colombia’s 1991 Constitution. It has become a renowned example in Latin America, as it introduces many different principles and tools that other countries in the region had not implemented or utilized. The strengthening of urban development and... Read more
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:25
Global Experiences in Land Readjustment is a valuable source of information and ideas on the implementation of land readjustment. It offers experiences from developing countries and countries with economies in transition and its primary purpose is to demonstrate that land readjustment is a practical and useful tool for addressing a variety of spatial and development challenges in a range of... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 13:45
This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member economies, and provide new insights on cross-cutting issues for city neighbourhooods, such as the patterns of segregation across income groups, migrant concentration and diversity... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:06
Vietnam stands out as one of the most dynamic emerging countries in the East Asia and Pacific region. Since major reforms in the 1990s, the country has experienced an annual average growth rate of 6-7 percent, and extreme poverty rate has fallen from over 50 percent to 3 percent. Yet, the rapid growth and decentralization process have brought significant pressure on provincial governments in... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:56
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 is a visual guide to the trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas features maps and data visualizations, primarily drawn from World Development Indicators (WDI) - the World Bank’s compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people... Read more
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:27
Youth as Agents of Peace: Somalia is the first joint country study conducted by the United Nations and the World Bank aimed at translating into practice the principles of the UNSC Resolution 2250, through direct and local engagement with young people and their communities in one of the most fragile and conflict-ridden areas on the African continent. Focusing on young people is particularly... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 15:44
This survey of the planning profession represents an attempt to assess the current state of the planning profession in the Commonwealth and its capacity to help deliver the targets contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.  Source: CommonwealthThis article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 13:42
The challenges of urbanization, particularly rising inequality and environmental degradation, are symptoms of a larger deficit to respect all people and the environment in cities. Only when all social and environmental dimensions are recognized and prioritised, will urbanization become a positive transformative force.  The Cross-Cutting Report 2017 demonstrates the achievements of UN-Habitat’s... Read more
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018 - 16:28
The Planning Law Assessment Framework is a self-assessment tool to be used during focus groups to identify strengths and weakness of an urban planning system. The Planning Law Assessment Framework looks at all the laws, regulations, and decrees applicable in a city, enacted at different levels. It takes into account only black letter law, but will stimulate the discussion on the eventual... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:50
In a context of increasing globalization of trade, of rising international flows of goods and people, and the resulting global rise in air traffic, international airports have become strategic assets for the development and attractiveness of nations. The present report is the main outcome of the "Sustainable Airport Areas" Metropolis initiative, aiming to create a common ground of good practices... Read more

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