EU cities are invited to participate in the fourth edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. The European Commission continues to encourage cities with over 50 000 inhabitants from all Member States to present their activities and strategies designed to make cities barrier-free, better places to live for everyone. It is an opportunity for EU cities to showcase and share their work and plans on accessibility.
Una auténtica selección de buenas prácticas en vivienda se encuentra en los finalistas de los Premios Mundiales del Hábitat, 2013, anunciados hoy (17.05.13).
Los diez finalistas de los Premios, financiados y coordinados cada año por la BSHF, han sido elegidos entre más de 200 proyectos de todo el mundo e incluyen proyectos sobre personas sin hogar, el acceso a la energía limpia en zonas rurales y gestión de servicios por las comunidades, tanto como la restauración y la vida sostenible en ciudades.
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 the Building and Social Housing Foundation, have been chosen from a list of over 200 projects from across the globe and include projects focusing on homeless people, access to clean energy and community-led service provision as well as restoration and sustainable living in cities.
The World Habitat Awards 2013 finalists are:
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced a three-year, $100-million effort to help 100 cities around the world develop plans to become more resilient to catastrophes.
The funds will be used to hire “chief resilience officers” in each of the cities who will coordinate efforts to help withstand shocks due to climate change, economic collapses, terrorist attacks, and pandemics.
YEN has started out strong in 2013. In January, over 200 youth employment stakeholders convened in Dakar for the Ideas4Work symposium, co-organized by YEN. The momentum from this event carried over to our participation at the Arab Youth & Entrepreneurship conference in Doha and the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Europe conference in London.
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Cities are where development challenges and solutions meet. With the cities of emerging economies expected to double from 2 billion to 4 billion people between 2000 and 2030—accompanied by a tripling of their physical footprint from 200,000 to 600,000 square kilometers—the policies and investments that get this rapid urbanization right hold the key to resilient and sustainable development.
UN-Habitat partnered with five international organizations – Habitat for Humanity International, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) – to organize the second session of Housing Forum Europe and Central Asia: ‘Promoting Sustainable Housing Futures for All’, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on 22-24 April 2013.
This meeting focusing on the theme: "Changing Cities and Heritage Management: New Players?