A national design contest on Housing and Climate Change has been launched as a preliminary activity towards the main celebration on World Habitat Day. The contest looks to award the best prototypes housing design that use alternative technologies and are sustainable, and can also be acquired with a subsidy given by the Government, according to the national housing policy. The award ceremony will... Read more
A group of masters students at Tongji University, Shanghai will participate in this year's global celebrations of World Habitat Day by creating awareness on this the Day's theme Cities and Climate Change. Planned activities include a procession commemorating the Day, distribution of informative publicity materials and thereafter an open forum in which a speech on the theme will be delivered by... 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.
Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and other dignitaries including, the country’s Secretary for Social Development Félix Guerra, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos, and Aguascalientes Governor Carlos Lozano de la Torre, are some of the dignitaries attending the Global Observance of World Habitat Day. Highlights of the public event marking the theme of Cities and Climate Change,... Read more
This Group has been created to facilitate an Introductory Training on the Urban Gateway for internal group and network administrators of UN-HABITAT. The objective of this training is to be effective Group Administrators on the Urban Gateway, using currently available collaborative functions, thereby strengthening the channels for interaction with UN-HABITAT partners.