Urban Themes

Housing & Slum Upgrading

[ 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
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 22:34
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
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 - 16:36
In Iraq, UN-Habitat is the chair of the Housing, Land and Property Rights (HLP) sub-cluster, under the Protection cluster. The overarching goal of the HLP sub-cluster is to facilitate a more predictable, accountable and effective HLP response in humanitarian emergencies. In line with the Principles of Partnership endorsed by the Global Humanitarian Platform, the HLP sub-cluster operates as an... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 09:53
The African continent has one of the fastest growing populations in the world, as well as one of its most dynamic expanding economies. With a vibrant next generation demanding new types of housing, traditional structures for living and development are being challenged. The result? The emergence of an affordable housing sector. There is increasing demand for an urban mixture of housing types for... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 18:48
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:59
VIENNA, Austria — When the human resources consultancy Mercer publishes its annual quality-of-life rankings for cities around the world, Vienna’s place at the top is practically automatic. The Austrian capital has ranked first on the list for seven years in a row. Mercer has consistently praised Vienna for being a safe city with good public services, transport and recreation facilities. In... Read more

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