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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:18
The Networking Event on “Adequate Housing for All: Partnering for the Global Housing Strategy to 2025” was held on the 4th of September 2012 at the World Urban Forum 6 (WUF VI) in Naples, Italy. This event attracted a full house of more than 120 participants that represented the key partner groups of GHS-2025 including central and provincial ministers, mayors, academics, private sector, civil... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:22
On this year's World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat is proud to announce the Urban Youth Fund grantees for 2012, totaling $750,000 for forty-one youth-led projects in thirty-six countries. These projects will contribute to the I am a City Changer campaign through the impact of their work on sustainable development in cities, and the larger theme of World Habitat Day, Changing cites, building... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 18:04
  Dear fellow architects,    The history of humanity shows a constant process of « urbanisation ».  The scale of settlement has changed in this process, various issues  have occurred, and through history been solved one by one: social  organization, nourishment, water, sanitation, traffic. Architects took  part to the process, and built landmarks. Cities have gained their  identity, and their... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:26
In a tradition dating back to 1985, the United Nations celebrates the World Habitat Day on the first Monday in October every year. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency responsible for human settlement. It is a mandate by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 09:47
The national celebration for the 2012 World Habitat Day which falls today (1st October 2012) will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Colombo Municipal Council Grounds at 10.30 am, Construction and Engineering Ministry sources said. The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. Today, World Habitat Day will be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 09:39
UN-Habitat, with financial support from Siemens AG and Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida), has launched a new guide, Urban Planning for City Leaders, aimed at providing local leaders and decision makers with the tools to support urban planning good practice. More than half of the world's population already lives in cities and it is expected that in the next 20 years, that figure... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 09:24
International celebrations for World Habitat Day this year will be held in Embu, Kenya on Monday 1 October. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, the day's events will be held at the Embu Municipal Stadium.The event will be opened by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos; the Minister for Housing, Hon. Soita Shitanda; Ambassador George Owuor,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 - 12:26
In commemoration of World Habitat Day 2012, Habitat for Humanity is engaging in various activities and events worldwide to raise awareness on the need for better shelter around the world, affordable & adequate housing, and to change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing. The organization's theme this year is, "Many Homes, One Community." This will call attention to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 - 11:03
We selected the theme, Changing cities, building opportunities, for World Habitat Day this year because our quest to improve cities and provide better services and opportunities for the world's growing urban populations is more urgent than ever.
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 09:30
A major drive to get more commuters onto public transport is underway in Bahrain as it emerged less than one per cent of people used it. "With growing urban development in Bahrain, it is crucial to invest and overhaul the transport system immediately," said Transport Minister and Economic Development Board Chief Executive Kamal Ahmed. He added that about 0.8 per cent of people used public buses... Read more