Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 - 09:43
Nairobi — A National Spatial Structure (NSS) expected to guide physical planning in the country has been unveiled. The structure which is contained in the National Spatial Plan (NSP) for the 2015-2045 period was launched on Wednesday by the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning (MOLPP) Jacob Kaimenyi. Speaking during the launch, Kaimenyi said the blueprint will... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:03
Cities around the world face the challenge of understanding why, how and where they are growing; an understanding that is crucial if they are to realise opportunities to steer this growth in ways that promote sustainable and equitable urban development. Being able to measure, visualise and analyse these often complex patterns of growth is essential to effective policy design and implementation.... 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
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 21:51
The Public Procurement Act 2007 was established in Nigeria as a global best practice to sanitise public procurement process in Nigeria. The Act stipulates that all public procurement in Nigeria, as from the date of its promulgation, must follow due process, that is, must be certified okay by public procurement office established specifically to analyse public procurement and issue a certificate... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 16:18
UN-Habitat has released a new report that provides guidance for urban policy makers and other stakeholders, to help them build climate resilience into their decision making processes. The report ‘Addressing Climate Change in National Urban Policy’, was launched yesterday at the ‘Habitat III’ conference in Quito, Ecuador.  The report recognises the importance of national urban policy to achieve... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:15
It’s hard to believe, but not quite four decades ago the Chinese settlement of Shenzhen was a modest fishing village, with a population of roughly 30,000. Today, thanks to a policy that began in 1979 that was designed to encourage foreign investment, that sleepy village is a manufacturing hub with a population of roughly 10 million. The success of Shenzhen is consistent with the broader... Read more

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