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[News] Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Nine essential ingredients for happier, healthier cities What’s the recipe for happier cities? When we ask this question of friends who design and plan cities, they are unfailingly generous with their opinions. Some architects answer that it’... Read more
An opportunity to decide the future of our cities The 10th Metropolis World Congress “Cities in Transition” will be a unique opportunity to exchange and establish contacts between delegates and experts from around the world. New city models have been established in the face of the financial downturn, the scarcity of petroleum and the depletion of the present growth model. This... Read more
A new collaboration between Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (University of Pretoria) and the think-tank Infrangilis has been lauched to develop and deliver a pan-African executive education programme for public sector managers on the theme of the green economy and sustainable urban development. (For further details please refer to the Workshops section of Infrangilis’ website).
His Excellency the governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has directed the Kano State Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning to celebrate 2011 World Habitat Day. The event will comprise of a one day seminar to be presented by Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Sani and exhibition of some projects embarked upon by the Kano State Government towards improving urban poor and mitigating the... Read more
Kuwait Municipal Council together with Arab Towns Organization and UN-HABITAT Regional Office in Kuwait are organizing a special session and exhibition to address the impact of climate change on Cities on 3 October 2011. The meeting which brings together Environment Specialists, Women and Youth Groups, NGOs, academic institutions and the Municipality aims to exchange knowledge on urban... Read more
Marigo Uprising, a women led organization in Kariobangi South and Korogocho Slums women will organize together with local leadership an event to celebrate World Habitat Day based on this year's theme, Cities and Climate Change. Planned activities include an open forum and crusades on Climate Change, and tree planting.
The Mayor of Naples with the Foundation Forum of Culture is organizing a Mayors' conference in Naples to celebrate World Habitat Day. The conference, on the theme 'Cities of the Future' will have 20 mayors and will have 4 sessions on urban finance, urban regeneration, sustainable development, and urban inclusion. The workshop will be held in Castel dell'Ovo in the City of Naples.
Ofogh Padra, a newly established company focusing on comprehensive and integrated urban upgrading programs in Iran publicizes World Habitat Day in Persian for its audience. The company plans to hold a conference on the Day engaging universities and organizations with an interest in this year's theme of World Habitat Day, Cities and Climate Change.
The International Art & Architecture Research Association (IAARA) plans awareness raising activities to celebrate World Habitat Day in Tehran.
National Land and Housing Organization, Iran has organized a day-long seminar to celebrate World Habitat Day. Participants of the seminar will comprise of a group of students, citizens and national experts. The Day will be celebrated under the theme of "Spontaneous Settlements Regularization: Citizen-Oriented and Sustainable."
The Ministry of Housing will host the national celebration in Kisumu, at the Kenyatta Sports Ground on 3 October. Organisations to participate in the event will include the Ministry of Lands, Kisumu Municipality, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Shelter Afrique, the University of Nairobi, Maseno University among others. The highlight of the celebration will be speeches from... Read more