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[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:53
In an interview with the Miami Herald, Manny Diaz, mayor of Miami from 2001-2009, talks about his upcoming book: Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time. The book will be published this fall as part of Penn Institute for Urban Research's City in the 21st Century series, in partnership with Penn Press. Read the interview in the Miami Herald, or visit Penn Press... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:41
Applications due Oct 31st, 2012! This innovative research program pairs faculty conducting urban-focused scholarship with undergraduates that have an interest in developing research skills in a semester-long, credit-bearing seminar.Students receive $2000 in research support for each project. For more information, click here. Source: Penn Institute for Urban Research NB: Press Cutting ServiceThis... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 14:14
Naples, Italy, 6 Sept 12 As the World Urban Forum came to a close, countries participating in the Slums Divided by Two exhibition (Slums ÷ 2) donated 280 Jerricans to the Italian Red Cross Red Crescent. The jerricans were used in the exhibition to demonstrate the existing disparities between those in formal and informal economies and settlements who pay nearly 10 times as much to access the same... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 14:02
Naples, Italy, 6 Sept 12 As the World Urban Forum came to a close, countries participating in the Slums Divided by Two exhibition (Slums ÷ 2) donated 280 Jerricans to the Italian Red Cross Red Crescent. The jerricans were used in the exhibition to demonstrate the existing disparities between those in formal and informal economies and settlements who pay nearly 10 times as much to access the same... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:18
The Networking Event on “Adequate Housing for All: Partnering for the Global Housing Strategy to 2025” was held on the 4th of September 2012 at the World Urban Forum 6 (WUF VI) in Naples, Italy. This event attracted a full house of more than 120 participants that represented the key partner groups of GHS-2025 including central and provincial ministers, mayors, academics, private sector, civil... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:22
On this year's World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat is proud to announce the Urban Youth Fund grantees for 2012, totaling $750,000 for forty-one youth-led projects in thirty-six countries. These projects will contribute to the I am a City Changer campaign through the impact of their work on sustainable development in cities, and the larger theme of World Habitat Day, Changing cites, building... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 18:04
  Dear fellow architects,    The history of humanity shows a constant process of « urbanisation ».  The scale of settlement has changed in this process, various issues  have occurred, and through history been solved one by one: social  organization, nourishment, water, sanitation, traffic. Architects took  part to the process, and built landmarks. Cities have gained their  identity, and their... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:26
In a tradition dating back to 1985, the United Nations celebrates the World Habitat Day on the first Monday in October every year. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency responsible for human settlement. It is a mandate by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 09:47
The national celebration for the 2012 World Habitat Day which falls today (1st October 2012) will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Colombo Municipal Council Grounds at 10.30 am, Construction and Engineering Ministry sources said. The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. Today, World Habitat Day will be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 09:39
UN-Habitat, with financial support from Siemens AG and Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida), has launched a new guide, Urban Planning for City Leaders, aimed at providing local leaders and decision makers with the tools to support urban planning good practice. More than half of the world's population already lives in cities and it is expected that in the next 20 years, that figure... Read more

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