Urban Themes

Housing & Slum Upgrading

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 - 09:28
Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone-PPSEZ, UNDP and Build Together International-BTI have launched a affordable housing design competition (CLOSING DATE AUGUST 1st) to design a development incorporating at least 3,000 housing units and facilities to support access to quality sustainable housing solutions for factory workers in Phnom Penh. Details available through   http://www.kh.undp.org/content/... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:33
In collaboration with the journals Frontiers in Sociology & Frontiers in Public Health (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on: "Perspectives and Theories of Social Innovation for Ageing Population"   Guest Editors: Andrzej Klimczuk, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland Łukaz Tomczyk,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:39
The National Youth Congress (NYC2018) will be hosted in Kampala at Ndejje University 25-27 July, 2018 focusing on the role of youth in advocating for good governance that leads to the implementation  of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) and the National Green Growth Development Agenda (NGGDA).  The National Youth Congress (NYC) is an initiative of TEENS Uganda working with a consortium of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:25
This publication, produced as part of the Building Assets, Unlocking Access project implemented by Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, offers a snapshot of housing microfinance clients’ demographics, income, current living conditions and typical home improvements done with housing microfinance loans in Kenya and Uganda. The project... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:06
Ouagadougou, 12 June 2017—A project targeting some 30,000 residents of Bissighin area located in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso are seeing the fruits of development initiatives resulting from a USD 100,000 Community Managed Fund project. “Since inception, the Programme has implemented specific initiatives that have transformed the living conditions of slum and informal settlement... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:05
The Campaign to fight global challenge of urban poverty got major boost during the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held in Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.The European Commission (EC), Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat long term partners of UN-Habitat announced that they will provide new and additional funding of €30... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:39
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 15:01
Two slums - barely 20 kilometres apart - are living very different lives CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Cape Town, the slums of Flamingo Crescent and Santini are just 20 kms apart but the gap in the standard of living in these two settlements is being hailed as an example of how residents can actively upgrade their own lives. Shanty towns are a familiar sight... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:43
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more