Collaborate Groups, projects & programmes, discussions, Q&A

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:14
In this discussion, Blaise Dobson and Jean-Pierre Roux argue that African urbanization and rapidly increasing informal settlements present an opportunity to build truly adaptive cities. African cities are characterized by high levels of slums and informal settlements, largely informal economies, high levels of unemployment, majority youthful populations and low levels of industrialization. They have the highest growth rates in the world despite the fact that sub-Saharan Africa is still only approximately 40% urbanized.  The urban poor, who largely reside in informal settlements and slums, are... Read more
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 13:09
To become the greenest city in the world, City staff is working with Council, residents, businesses, other organizations and all levels of government to implement the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan (GCAP) builds on the 2009 work of ‘Mayor Gregor Robertson’s’ Greenest City Action Team. His work was published in ‘Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future’. Recognizing the importance of working toward the goals and targets right away, the team also recommended more than 75 quick-start actions that City of Vancouver staff could begin to act on immediately. His team... Read more
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 - 12:40
Nithya Raman's work is based on the lines of human rights and urban planning, mainly on the access of the urban poor to land and livelihoods. She has worked with different groups including Amnesty International, the Hazards Center, and the Unorganized Workers’ Federation. Nithya co-authored Clouds of Injustice, a report published by Amnesty International on the environmental and health impacts of the Bhopal gas leak of 1984, She is also trained as a classical dancer, and has performed solo and with groups in venues throughout India and abroad. Nithya graduated from Harvard University with a... Read more
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:01
UN-Habitat partnered with five international organizations – Habitat for Humanity International, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) – to organize the second session of Housing Forum Europe and Central Asia: ‘Promoting Sustainable Housing Futures for All’, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on 22-24 April 2013. The Forum offered the unique opportunity for UN-Habitat and its partners to discuss and support the regional roll out of the UN Global... Read more
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:53
The Member States present unanimously backed the GHS in the form of a Resolution entitled "Inclusive National and Local Housing Strategies to achieve the Global Housing Strategy Paradigm Shift". The highlights include the Governing Council requesting “UN-Habitat to pursue the expected outcomes of the Global Housing Strategy, … including the integration of housing with other urban uses; encouraging “pro-poor” performance of markets; promoting systemic reforms to enable wider access to adequate housing solutions; strengthening linkages between housing, the economy, employment and poverty... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:54
During the launch of UN-Habitat’s 24th Governing Council, the UN-Habitat Global Housing Strategy held a side event entitled “A call for a Paradigm Shift in Policy”. The event aimed to advocate for a paradigm shift in policy and strategy formulation, based on the principles of human rights, gender responsiveness, and results based management. The presenters addressed the importance of adequate housing for all, with a focus on people living in poverty, and the need for governments to be active in improving conditions, not only in policy change but in effective implementation. UN-Habitat... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 14:16
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Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 22:55
  How about a new type of public-private partnership? I recently was in my home country of Sierra Leone where I conducted a study on housing. I was interested in knowing how the private market is doing and how the housing stock has improved since government's "liberalization" policies. For starters, unlike Uganda, Sierra Leone does not have much of a viable "private sector" when it comes to housing finance. Due to its prolonged conflict in the 90s, the person-per-room ratio in most cities has quadripled, and density in Freetown is unlike no where else, and many of the houses are in pretty... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:44
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Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 - 09:12
The provision of affordable, sustainable and adequate housing is a crucial aspect of social integration within cities. Many cities and decision-makers are facing imminent challenges of housing rehabilitation in an array of contexts. Urban growth and fast urbanization processes are occurring in developing countries. In the process of rising urbanization and increasing housing demand, many cities are moving towards a state of deterioration, overcrowding, lacking of basic services, and becoming unable to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse community. Inaction, particularly within the inner... Read more