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Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 15:50
Presented at the Networking Event on HIV and Urban Informal Settlements - Exploring The Interface at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 15:42
Presented at the Networking Event on Cities, Food and Agriculture at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 15:40
Brief introduction to the German partners' approach to Urban (In)Security and summary of a side event organized by the German Development Cooperation during the World Urban Forum held in Rio de Janeiro in March 2010
Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 14:43
Rizhao Municipal Government is awarded the 2009 Scroll of Honour Award for transforming their city into a green home with new housing and infrastructure. Well executed urban planning is what caught the judges’ eyes in this entry. Under the banner Planning an Ecological City and Building a Livable Home, the municipal government embarked on major improvements starting with infrastructure which saw... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:56
The Global Report on Human Settlement 2011 reveals that by 2050, there could be as many as 200 million climate change displaced people due to unprecedented disaster, wide-scale disruption and loss which face many of the world’s cities. With a call for immediate action by cities of the world, the report states that, if concerted action is not taken to reduce greenhouse gases and promote more... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 18:03
The Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO) is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for providing tens of thousands of affordable housing units, improved living conditions and basic services to poor families. As part of an exemplary project based on community development, since 2004 it has converted former male-only mine hostels, derelict inner city buildings and some slum districts into... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 17:56
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for providing one of Asia's and the world's greenest, cleanest and most socially conscious housing programmes. For over half a century, HDB has housed a growing population and played an integral part in Singapore's nation building. Today, more than 8 in 10 Singaporeans live in HDB apartments and more than 9 in 10... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 16:22
The Kingdom of Morocco is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for delivering one of the world's most successful and comprehensive slum reduction and improvement programmes. In a concept already being replicated in Egypt and Tunisia, the Moroccan programme widely considered the best of its kind in Africa, is spearheading Morocco's Cities without Slums drive. The Government had set a target in... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 15:35
The Kunshan Municipal People's Government is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for an innovative approach to granting migrants the right to essential services in the city. Drawing some 800,000 job seekers every year, Kunshan holds five employment fairs every week. In the last two years it has helped more than 200,000 people get work, in a city where modern, new accommodation has increased... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 15:17
Vienna Municipality's Sustainable Urban Renewal Programme is awarded the 2010 Scroll of Honour Award for putting people and their views first in a model urban renovation programme it is imparting to other cities in eastern Europe. Under its so-called "soft urban renewal" drive that started in 1984, the city is careful to consult its residents on changes and take their views into account – rather... Read more

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