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[News] Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme-UN-HABITAT is gearing towards hosting the first ever assembly in Nairobi from 27-31 May 2019. This even as statistics indicate that 34 percent of Kenyan population live in urban areas with a 5 per... Read more
The City of Toronto is planning to hold an event for World Habitat Day. The event will involve community partners who are building affordable housing. These partners will hold a charity fund raiser with local arts organization that serves the homeless and the youth at risk. More information on World Habitat Day Events around the world can be accessed via the link below.
The Forum will focus on creating a constructive policy dialogue to assist the country in formulating an effective national policy and strategic plan to address climate change. It will also engage the NCCC and the Inter-ministerial Climate Change Technical Teams in this dialogue and build consensus on a process for the development of a national policy and strategic plan on climate change. On the... Read more
For the third consecutive year, Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB-MG) will hold a meeting of community movements in the cities to celebrate World Habitat Day and this year's theme Cities and Climate Change. The event will be at the headquarters of the IAB-MG, Belo Horizonte city, Minas Gerais on 3 October.
The national commemorations of World Habitat Day 2011 will be celebrated under the patronage of the Ministry of Lands and Housing in the village of Ramotswa, in South East District on 7 October. Numerous initiatives to create awareness and promote ownership of the commemorations by the public have been lined up. Among these are the buildup activities such as: i) Essay Writing Competitions for... Read more
The International Union of Architects (UIA) celebrates World Architecture Day also on the first Monday of October. The Day will be celebrated in Neutral Bay, under the theme "Architecture and Human Rights". More information on World Habitat Day Events around the world can be accessed via the link below.
A private organization, Envirobusiness, will celebrate World Habitat Day with professional bodies and community groups in Brisbane. Envirobusiness is an organization working on economics, ethics and environment. More World Habitat Day events across the globe can be accessed via teh link below.
Seminar on “What is climate change's impact on our cities and what can we do?” jointly organized by UN-HABITAT, UNESCAP, UNDP, and Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), aims at increasing an awareness of the public related to climate change and also providing an opportunity to share the ideas, experiences, practices, knowledge and innovations in mainstreaming climate change mitigation and... Read more
Community Hammock. Dressing the trees in a pop-up experiment of performative urbanism. In this work, trees are explored in their relationship with people and open urban spaces, creating a temporary ecology of public space, and triggering speculative environmental reflections. Based on spatial connections seen from a three-dimensional scanning of the site. Fabric lines connect the trees and... Read more
The international conference Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. Benefiting from the patronage of the UNESCO and the support of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" has been launched by The Destree Institute and... Read more
Coastal ecosystems are among the most productive on earth; approximately 2.8 billion people – over 40% of the total global population – live in coastal cities. We face significant present and future challenges in managing the natural assets of coastal regions as the planet’s population is projected to reach over eight billion people by 2050. This has significant implications for the coastal... Read more