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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 09:22
Last Sunday, 15 July, UCLG and its Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights co-organized a special session on the Right to Housing as a preview of the Local and Regional Governments’ Forum held in parallel to the High Level Political Forum (New York, 15-18 July), in partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing and the Office of the High... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:09
Six out of 10 urban households in Kenya are in slums and 2 million affordable city homes are needed to meet demand KAMPALA - Granting small loans to help low earners in Africa's rapidly growing cities build their own homes could help solve a looming housing crisis, experts said on Thursday. About 40 percent of Africa's one billion people already live in towns and cities and the World Bank... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 20:17
It’s time researchers got to grips with the formidable challenge of rapidly growing urbanization.   Cape Town has avoided its Day Zero, when it was due to run out of water, but has instead ended up with scenes reminiscent of the disaster film The Day after Tomorrow. Heavy winter rains in the South African city this week caused widespread flooding. Dry for so long, the city’s storm drains have... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 20:13
The rise of cities around the globe has ushered in great challenges and great opportunities for citizens and businesses. As the share of city dwellers increases in almost every region of the world, questions about health and safety in these dense environments becomes paramount. By 2050, 68 percent of the world’s population will be urban. The data points outlined below pull into focus a picture of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 20:11
Across the globe, rural populations are increasingly moving to urban centers, creating a global mass urbanization phenomenon. Big cities are growing even bigger with greater population density. Experts throughout the industries of city planning, demography and other related fields debate over the key reasons as to why this is occurring, how this growth affects cities’ infrastructure and housing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 19:55
The housing sector uses 40 per cent of the planet’s total resources and represents more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Constructed primarily from locally-sourced, bio-based renewable materials, the module is efficient, multi-functional and engineered to operate independently. New York, 09 July 2018 – UN Environment and Yale University in collaboration with UN Habitat today... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 19:48
A quarter of India's urban population lives in informal housing including slums MUMBAI, July 9 - Tens of thousands of low-cost homes are lying empty across India even as officials race to meet a deadline to provide housing for everyone by 2022, which analysts say highlights critical shortcomings in government policy. About 164,000 low-cost homes built under previous schemes are vacant, according... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 19:46
Researchers contest widely-accepted United Nations' predictions on urban population growth SEATTLE - Widely accepted numbers on how much of the world's population lives in cities are incorrect, with major implications for development aid and the provision of public services for billions of people, researchers say. The United Nations predicts the world's urban population is expected to grow to 70... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 18:57
The ‘ International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities’ (WCSC) is in its 10th year since conception that has so far provided a constructive platform to enlighten, educate and charge the mindsets of city stakeholders, industry players, government agencies and the general public on what makes great livable and sustainable cities. This conference is organized by a tripartite collaboration... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 09:18
IN her first press conference in Malaysia since assuming the role as executive director of UN-Habitat, Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif, had a momentary lapse. In fielding questions from the local media in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, she used “we” when asked on certain localised issues. “I have to mindful that I am now speaking in my capacity as a UN representative,” she recalls with a chuckle. Of... Read more