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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:43
ROMA-NeT is an URBACT project led by Budapest which intends to improve the integration of Roma populations. The 10 city planners have three priority activities: access to key services, active inclusion in the labour market though education and training, and the development of self help initiatives. Following the second thematic learning cluster event of the project which took place in Almeria... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:31
En Buenos Aires Argentina se celebró el Día Mundial del Hábitat en el "Country Chacarita" el 3 de octubre de 2011 en el marco de la campaña de la Red "Hábitat Social para un mundo Urbano y Rural" bajo el lema "Ciudades y Cambio Climático" propuesto por las Naciones Unidas y con el objetivo de fortalecer los proyectos de ley de urbanización de los asentamientos humanos en la región. Red Hábitat te... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 17:26
The Sixth session of the biennial World Urban Forum will be held in the ancient Italian city of Naples. The theme of the Forum is The Urban Future. The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. In the space of a few... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:56
"The world today is facing ever increasing threats from a wide array of natural hazards which are increasing costs in human lives and loss of public assets. According to UN-HABITAT it is estimated that by 2050 there could be as many as 200 million people displaced by environmental disasters worldwide, many of whom will be forced from their homes by rising sea levels and the increased frequency of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:00
UN-HABITAT Representation Office to the European Union and Belgium has celebrated the World Habitat Day 2011 in a high-level event hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and chaired by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Isabelle Durant. The event was attended by experts from European institutions, Ambassadors, academics, civil society representatives and the media.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:28
L'Institut Foyer Du Savoir (Home of Knowledge) officially broke ground August 26 2011, preceded by a quick speech, prayer and promise made by the owner Pastor Wilkesse Dorcinvil. Architecture for Humanity Regional Program Manager Eric Cesal recounts the afternoon, which could be described as "modestly majestic." NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:14
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has featured the folks behind our school construction projects in Haiti: Élie Dubois, Dignité and Bon Berger Montrouis! Below is the feature. NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:08
Joined by funders, partners and members of the local community the Santo Community Development Plan broke ground September 15, 2011. A humble gathering under a tent in the middle of a construction site was present to celebrate an important moment in the reconstruction of Léogâne and Haiti. The Santo Community Development Plan is the largest permanent reconstruction project in the region worst... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:51
Ring beams, elevated slabs, bamboo screens and high water tables. Almost sounds like a fast food menu, but rest assured, this is the latest progress report from the Haiti School Initiative. A synopsis on school construction status follows, with exhaustive coverage of construction and communities available on the Students Rebuild Haiti blog.
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 09:59
Prepared jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially... Read more

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