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Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:31
This report presents findings of a study commissioned by Development Workshop France (DWF) to assess the impact of the DWF programme in Viet Nam to promote the prevention of typhoon damage to housing and public buildings over the last ten years. Conducted in five communities in central Viet Nam, the study shows that DWF principles of safer construction have achieved social and official... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:09
This report documents the experiences of local groups who have faced or who are facing forced eviction in various cities around the world, from Buenos Aires to Istanbul. Coordinated by the Development Planning Unit/University College London and the Building and Social Housing Foundation, the report gives a voice to those who are active on the ground, looking in particular at how local groups go... Read more
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:57
The National Cities Conference Programme, of the Ministry of Cities in Brazil, is awarded for impressive work in promoting the participation of ordinary people in urban policy-making. The creation of the Ministry of Cities in 2003 and the annual National Cities Conference has revolutionized social participation in Brazil resulting in far-reaching impacts on pro-poor innovations in urban planning... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 15:46
This report presents a catalogue of best practices of the eight finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2010 and 2011. A total of 35 cities from all across Europe applied for the 2010 and 2011 European Green Capital Awards.The eight shortlisted finalists were: Amsterdam, Bristol, Copenhagen, Freiburg, Hamburg, Münster, Oslo and Stockholm. Stockholm was selected as the 2010 European Green... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 12:35
ARCADIS (NYSE EURONEXT: ARCAD), ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, together with UN-HABITAT, the United Nations agency for human settlements has completed its 13th mission as part of the Shelter Program, rounding off year one of a three year partnership aimed at improving the quality of life for those living in rapidly... Read more
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:18
The Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (MRHP) from Tanzania was awarded for helping bring shelter, employment and healthier living and environmental conditions to hundreds of thousands of Tanzanian households.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:14
From Russia, the Stavropol City Administration’s project, A safe city is a just city, was awarded for major gains in building an inclusive city – reducing crime and ethnic tensions while improving employment, health and economic prospects for all.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:35
The Palestinian Housing Council (PHC) was awarded for exceptional endeavours in helping provide homes, apartments, employment prospects and bringing new hope to countless Palestinian families.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:23
From Pakistan, Lieutenant-General Nadeem Ahmed, Deputy Chairman, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), was personally awarded the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour for demonstrating great leadership and compassion in face of calamity to help millions of people rebuild their homes and lives after the 2005 earthquake.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:11
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) associated with the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in The Netherlands was awarded for leading the way as a global centre of excellence and knowledge through its high quality teaching programmes in housing, urban management and urban environmental management and planning.