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[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 - 15:12
European cities must increase their influence on EU legislation, access to European funds and knowledge exchange. These are the main issues to be discussed at the informal ministerial meeting on the Urban Agenda for the EU and the Pact of Amsterdam to be held in Amsterdam on Monday 30 May. A new feature is that the priority themes of the Urban Agenda will be addressed in partnerships. The Pact... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:18
India's Permanent Mission to the UN Amit Narang said that "sustainable urbanisation is by no means a developing country issue" at the UN Habitat conference on WednesdayIndia at at the UN Habitat conference on Wednesday said that an “approach that’s inclusive and broad enough to be of value to the challenges of creating and managing sustainable cities in both developing and developed countries”... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:17
A new report from the German Advisory Council on Global Change examines the trend of urbanization and its implications for sustainability More than 2 to 3 billion people worldwide will move from to the cities within the next few decades, doubling the population of the world's slums. It will be the biggest migration of our time, according to a new reportHumanity on the move – Unlocking the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:34
Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content may be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t. Another year,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:26
The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the U.N. agency for human settlements said. UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos said urbanisation was accelerating, particularly in developing countries, while the capacity to keep it... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 17:58
Indonesia Furniture Supplier provides you with the high quality furniture from Indonesia. There are many furniture manufacturers that also able to work as your furniture supplier when you have these field as your business. You can find many reputable furniture manufactures from Indonesia that offer their wide range products of furniture but it can be overwhelming for the uninitiated and you can... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:34
Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is taking place in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.  The essential purpose of the Conference is to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanisation and focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda” – an agenda for sustainable urbanisation for the next 20 years. Notably, Habitat III is the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:00
The migration of people to cities across the world may provide the "greatest opportunity" to achieve sustainable development. That's according to Joan Clos, the Executive Director of the United Nations settlements agency, UN Habitat, speaking on the day of launch of the World Cities Report 2016. With more than two-thirds of the global population expected to live in urban areas by 2030, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:58
The government has reviewed the Building Code and formulated the Built Environment Bill 2015 to bring sanity to the construction industry To bring sanity to the construction industry, the government has reviewed the Building Code and formulated the Built Environment Bill 2015, which will be submitted to Parliament, Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has said. The Bill requires all buildings... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:14
The world is moving to the city. No part of the planet is urbanising faster than sub-Saharan Africa. The continent’s population of roughly 1.1 billion is expected to double by 2050. More than 80 per cent of that growth will occur in cities, especially slums. The outcome of this unprecedented urban transition depends on what Africa’s political, business and civic leaders do next. If they take the... Read more

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