Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:09
Presented at the Networking Event on climate change, governance and social equity at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:04
Presented at the Networking Event on Bridging the North-South Divide in sustainable urbanization at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 11:59
Presented at the Networking Event on Caribbean community urban crime prevention initiatives at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 11:52
Presented at the Networking Event on mitigating urbanization through integrated urban and rural strategies at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 11:44
Presented at the Training Event on Working to improve the competitiveness of cities in theglobal and regional market - local economic development at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:01
The Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 1989. It is currently the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. Its aim is to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post conflict reconstruction, and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:31
This report presents findings of a study commissioned by Development Workshop France (DWF) to assess the impact of the DWF programme in Viet Nam to promote the prevention of typhoon damage to housing and public buildings over the last ten years. Conducted in five communities in central Viet Nam, the study shows that DWF principles of safer construction have achieved social and official... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:09
This report documents the experiences of local groups who have faced or who are facing forced eviction in various cities around the world, from Buenos Aires to Istanbul. Coordinated by the Development Planning Unit/University College London and the Building and Social Housing Foundation, the report gives a voice to those who are active on the ground, looking in particular at how local groups go... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:57
The National Cities Conference Programme, of the Ministry of Cities in Brazil, is awarded for impressive work in promoting the participation of ordinary people in urban policy-making. The creation of the Ministry of Cities in 2003 and the annual National Cities Conference has revolutionized social participation in Brazil resulting in far-reaching impacts on pro-poor innovations in urban planning... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 15:46
This report presents a catalogue of best practices of the eight finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2010 and 2011. A total of 35 cities from all across Europe applied for the 2010 and 2011 European Green Capital Awards.The eight shortlisted finalists were: Amsterdam, Bristol, Copenhagen, Freiburg, Hamburg, Münster, Oslo and Stockholm. Stockholm was selected as the 2010 European Green... Read more

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