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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:52
At the 2018 International Green Building Conference, experts spoke about the changing face of the workplace and how human health and wellness are driving innovation in construction and building management. Working in a sustainable building is good for people’s health and well-being, according to a growing body of research on the impacts of green buildings on occupants’ health and productivity.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:34
Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies. Speaking at a press briefing, where the collaboration was announced, Christopher Williams, a Director at... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 16:17
28 September 2018, Nairobi Kenya – The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award winners have been selected for 2018. The Scroll of Honour is one of the world’s most prestigious awards presented to those working on urbanization. It focuses on initiatives of outstanding contributions in the field of developing and improving urban lives, provision of housing and highlighting the plight of the poor or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:30
JAMMU, Oct 1: The Institution of Engineers (India), Jammu local centre celebrated World Habitat Day at Channi Himmat, Jammu. A seminar on the theme “Municipal Solid Waste Management” was organized in which large number of engineers, professionals and members of the civil society participated. On the occasion, Sat Pal Manhas, Chief Engineer, PMGSY, Jammu was the chief guest and Ravi Chanyal, FIE... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:15
Some communities in Phnom Penh yesterday marked World Habitat Day and cleaned up their environments, with some urging authorities to provide better facilities, including more trash bins to solve their sanitation problems. The 33rd World Habitat Day was celebrated this year under the theme: Right to Adequate Housing and Waste Management. Communities also organised religious ceremonies, held... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:10
The EMK Center in Dhaka and the Nature Study Society of Bangladesh (NSSB) today jointly hosted a seminar on Solid Waste Management Challenges marking the World Habitat Day. The seminar, organised by NSSB and Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts, was held at the EMK Center in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The main focus of this year’s World Habitat Day celebration is taking... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:32
Mathare, Kenya, 30 September 2018: – We skipped across open drains, bending our heads below the rusty corrugated iron roofs. We had to dodge our way past sweaty men whistling to clear the way as they hauled large sacks overflowing with vegetables on their backs through the narrow, muddy alleys of Mlango Kubwa, an area in the slum district of Mathare in Nairobi. Finally, four of us squeezed our... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:52
“World Habitat Day provides us a unique opportunity to focus international attention on key issues surrounding sustainable urbanization, human settlements and improving urban living conditions,” said Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, during an event marking the day in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. “The amount of waste produced by individuals, communities, businesses, institutions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:09
Surabaya residents should be proud. The reason is, Mayor Tri Rismaharini again brought Surabaya's international name. Risma brought back the prestigious international award, the Scroll of Honor Award from UN Habitat during the event in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday (1/10/2018). The Scroll of Honor Award is an award category for those who work in the field of urbanization.   Especially for people who... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:59
Representatives of the winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Scroll of Honor attend a press conference after a ceremony to mark the World Habitat Day in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 1, 2018. China's Xuzhou City was among five winners of the 2018 UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Scroll of Honor that were feted on Monday for advancing urban renewal. The... Read more