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Promoting Just and Safe Cities for All
The mission of the Global Network on Safer Cities is to be the international catalyser and the primary resource for promoting just and safe cities for all, free from fear of crime and violence, supporting local authorities and their associations and engaging with national governments to facilitate this support.
Planned, self-contained cities are popping up all over Africa, and no one knows what their impact might be. In this guest blog post, Nairobi-based urban practitioner Jane Lumumba argues they might only make social and economic problems worse.
Africa is...Read more »
Improvement on use of renewable energy sources can help transform African economies, a new study shows.
The study by the World Future Council and the Heinrich Böll Foundation with the support of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern...Read more »
On Tuesday, February 19, the Huairou Commission and its Safer Cities network partners are calling upon feminist organizations, grassroots women's groups and local governments to participate in a global day of action, Delhi...Read more »
World Habitat Awards 2013 finalists show people-centred housing in action
[News] Posted by Mariana Gallo on 17 May 2013
A true cross-section of good practice in housing can be found in the 2013 World Habitat Award finalists, announced today (17 May 2013).
The ten finalists for the Awards, funded and co-ordinated each year by...
Why Africa Should Be Wary of Its ‘New Cities’
[News] Posted by Nerisa Kamar on 6 May 2013
Planned, self-contained cities are popping up all over Africa, and no one knows what their impact might be. In this guest blog post, Nairobi-based urban practitioner Jane Lumumba argues they might only make...
Urban and Rural Development in South Asia
[Group] Posted by Kashif Hameed on 29 Apr 2013
Interactive forum to generate dialogue and debate on the future development of urban and rural areas of South Asia
An Informal Consultation on Safer Cities
[Event] Posted by Edna Osebe on 14 Apr 2013
The Safer Cities Programme of UN-HABITAT was formed in 1996 at the request of African mayors and has over the past 16 years generated information on the development and implementation of citywide crime prevention and...
International Housing Finance Program
[Event] Posted by Marja HoekSmit1 on 9 Apr 2013
IMPROVING AND EXPANDING HOUSING FINANCE SYSTEMS
June 3-13, 2013
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The need for...