Urban Themes

[ 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
[ Interaction ] Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:07
exander Garvin is a longtime city planner, teaches at Yale University and has written acclaimed books on American cities, urban planning and public parks. But a few years ago, when a friend asked him a seemingly simple question — “What makes a great city?” — Garvin was stumped. He had no ready answer to pull out of his pocket. No quick and easy way to articulate what separates agood city from a ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 14:31
Urbanisation is a critical part of development, growth, and poverty eradication, and unless cities lead the way, the country can’t grow rapidly, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said. In his key-note address at the inaugural of the third BRICS Urbanisation summit here on Wednesday, he said, though two-thirds of the country’s population lived on agriculture, and the farm sector was... Read more

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