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Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 14:18
The 2020 Catalogue of Services provides an overview of some of the tried and tested services UN-Habitat offers to support national governments, local governments, and stakeholders. This Catalogue provides a sampling of how UN-Habitat can support these partners to solve challenges and to advance sustainable urban development, though it does not capture all of UN-Habitat’s services, expertise, and... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:56
WIEGO has launched a new, interactive e-book, Street Vendors and Public Space: Essential insights on key trends and solutions. This all-in-one resource provides an important overview on the global context, issues and solutions for researchers, policymakers, activists and planners. It also includes helpful resources, including WIEGO’s Public Space Toolkit.In this podcast interview with Urban... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 15:25
In every city, the urban spaces that form the public realm—ranging from city streets, neighborhood squares, and parks to public facilities such as libraries and markets—account for about one-third of the city’s total land area, on average. Despite this significance, the potential for these public-space assets—typically owned and managed by local governments—to transform urban life and city... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:45
The members of the International Network for the Analysis of Intergenerational Relations (Generationes) proudly present the most recent issue of the jointly produced compendium "Generations, Intergenerational Relations and Generational Policy".   This new version includes 17 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Hungarian, Turkish, Romanian, Lithuanian... Read more
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:43
This volume-"Selected Contemporary Challenges of Aging Policy"-is the most international of all published monographs from the series "Czech-Polish-Slovak Studies in Andragogy and Social Gerontology." Among the scholars trying to grasp the nuances and trends of social policy, there are diverse perspectives, resulting not only from the extensive knowledge of the authors on the systematic approach... Read more
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:41
A publication called Aging in the Social Space is a compilation of studies, which deal with theoretical understanding and empirical solutions, learning about problem spheres, specifying content parallels of social, legal, economic, moral and ethical views on senior issues in society, which are closely related to each other and are interconnected. This publication focus on the case study of Poland... Read more
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:32
Urbanization is transforming human settlement patterns in Kenya. Cities and towns are rapidly growing, which creates opportunities and challenges in equal measure. Several investments have been undertaken to address these challenges and ensure growth, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability are achieved in equal measure.The Kenya Municipal Programme (KMP) was a recent... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 23:35
This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies. This volume brings together twelve chapters divided across four thematic parts that sum up the... Read more
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 - 15:49
This new volume of the Metropolis Issue Papers collection, analyses the challenges and opportunities of metropolitan-scale planning, and its role in catalyzing resilience objectives. Through "The Metropolitan Scale of Resilience", we describe some examples from majors cities around the world of how operating with metropolitan lenses can favor achieving resilience goals, while fostering... Read more