Statement by Dr. Joan Clos, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Executive Director of UN-HABITAT on the occasion of World Habitat Day, 3 October 2011[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 - 09:49
Each year on World Habitat Day, the first Monday in October, we bring to the world's attention a matter of great concern in our rapidly urbanizing world. This year we look at the impact of cities in creating climate change, and, in turn, the impact of climate disruption on cities, and what cities are doing about it. We live in an age where the world's population will have grown to 7 billion by... Read more
Bursaries available for new postgraduate programme in International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management at the University of Reading, UK[ Opportunities ] Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 15:36
A limited number of fee-reducing bursaries are available for a unique new postgraduate programme offered by the School of Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. The MSc/PGDip/PG Cert International Planning and Sustainable Urban Management (IPSUM) aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in urban planning and management in the global South. Particular... Read more
In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates are hosting hundreds of events to address the need for decent housing around the world. World Habitat Day, observed this year on Oct. 3, is designated each year by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the dire need for adequate shelter. "It’s such a perfect fit for Habitat for Humanity to... Read more
His Excellency the governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has directed the Kano State Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning to celebrate 2011 World Habitat Day. The event will comprise of a one day seminar to be presented by Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Sani and exhibition of some projects embarked upon by the Kano State Government towards improving urban poor and mitigating the... Read more
Kuwait Municipal Council together with Arab Towns Organization and UN-HABITAT Regional Office in Kuwait are organizing a special session and exhibition to address the impact of climate change on Cities on 3 October 2011. The meeting which brings together Environment Specialists, Women and Youth Groups, NGOs, academic institutions and the Municipality aims to exchange knowledge on urban... Read more
Requirements document for the PAAS - still being revised - contains questions that must be answered before design can be finalised
Marigo Uprising, a women led organization in Kariobangi South and Korogocho Slums women will organize together with local leadership an event to celebrate World Habitat Day based on this year's theme, Cities and Climate Change. Planned activities include an open forum and crusades on Climate Change, and tree planting.
The Mayor of Naples with the Foundation Forum of Culture is organizing a Mayors' conference in Naples to celebrate World Habitat Day. The conference, on the theme 'Cities of the Future' will have 20 mayors and will have 4 sessions on urban finance, urban regeneration, sustainable development, and urban inclusion. The workshop will be held in Castel dell'Ovo in the City of Naples.
Ofogh Padra, a newly established company focusing on comprehensive and integrated urban upgrading programs in Iran publicizes World Habitat Day in Persian for its audience. The company plans to hold a conference on the Day engaging universities and organizations with an interest in this year's theme of World Habitat Day, Cities and Climate Change.
The International Art & Architecture Research Association (IAARA) plans awareness raising activities to celebrate World Habitat Day in Tehran.