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Global Working Groups Meeting and Steering Committee in Nairobi on 5-6 May prior to UN-Habitat Governing Council.REGISTER NOW!

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ARCADIS

ARCADIS SHELTER PROGRAM ACTIVE IN NEW URBAN AGENDA IMPLEMENTATION

Since 2010 Arcadis is supporting UN-Habitat through the Shelter program. Activities include technical support in over 80 missions for UN-Habitat projects... Read More

HUANGSHAN

THE MUNICIPALITY OF HUANGSHAN WON THE AWARD OF ''CHINESE WEN-FANG'SI'BAO CULTURAL CITY''

On 7 April 2017, the 39th National Four Treasures of the Study Exhibition was held in Beijing, organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce four Treasures and the Chinese Light Industry Federation... Read More

PARTICIPATORY SLUM UPGRADING PROGRAMME (PSUP) - UP FOR SLUM DWELLERS

UN-HABITAT LAUNCHES CLIMATE RESILIENCE PROJECT FOR MARGINALIZED NEIGHBORHOODS

UN-Habitat has been supporting cities confronting climate challenge as well as the concentrated effects of urban poverty for long. Findings of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) and the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) clearly indicate that slums and informal settlements are disproportionately affected by climate events due to their physical... Read More

CITYNET

CITYNET COLOMBO CONGRESS 2017

On November 5- 8, 2017, CityNet will be holding The CityNet Congress “Our City, Our Future: Sharing Local Solutions for Sustainable Development”, in Colombo Sri Lanka. The congress is our biggest event, held every four years, and consists of legislative meetings, mayors’ forums, international seminars and technical visits... Read More

HUAIROU COMMISSION - ESTRATEGIA

PROMOTING LAND ACCESS FOR ALL THROUGH AN URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS IN PERU

Land is at the heart of the New Urban Agenda. We know its importance: in order to build strong, safe communities, residents must have access to the land on which they live. We know the problem: 1 billion people in cities around the world lack secure land rights, and many laws, policies, and “machista” practices deny women the right to own land... Read More

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING (IFHP)

BRITISH ISLES HERE IFHP COMES - UTC BELFAST PLUS MORE

IFHP has its roots in the British Isles, and this Spring IFHP is bringing the discussion of New Urban Agenda and UN 2030 SDGs back home, with the upcoming IFHP Urban Lab in London and IFHP led Urban Thinkers Campus on ''The City Centre for Everyone''  on 31st May – 2nd June 2017 in Belfast... Read More

IHC GLOBAL

THE NEW URBAN AGENDA: CAN WE REALLY HAVE IT ALL?

“The Habitat III conference in Quito… felt a little like a zoo.” This unconventional metaphor that was shared at IHC Global and Next City’s “Implementing the New Urban Agenda” event resonated with panelists and audience members, not because of the visual it may bring to mind of chaos or confusion... Read More

METROPOLIS

12TH METROPOLIS WORLD CONGRESS. ''GLOBAL CHALLENGES: MAJOR CITIES IN ACTION''

Under the theme “Global Challenges: Major Cities in Action,” our Congress will be an essential gathering at a pivotal time for the world’s major cities.The mobilization of a number of international organizations and networks of cities such as yours will enable us to overcome the challenges facing major cities, such as climate change, mobility, social and economic inclusion, sustainable land management... Read More

UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (UCLG)

2nd UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT - COMMITMENTS AND ACTIONS FOR CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE CITIES

The second UCLG Culture Summit will be held in Jeju (Jeju-do, Republic of Korea) on 10-13 May 2017, hosted by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global level of cities, local governments and other stakeholders that are committed to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability... Read More

WOMEN IN INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT: GLOBALIZING AND ORGANIZING (WIEGO)

CAN INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT ACTUALLY REDUCE POVERTY

Informal workers are all too often seen simply as “vulnerable” and “unproductive” workers trapped in a cycle of poverty. ... Read More

BELA RUA

TRANSFORMING A STAIRCASE

The staircase of the Helian Garden in Brazil is an important passage for the community that lives there, it is access to a school and sports court. In 2014, the community experienced an unpleasant episode, when 3 local youths were murdered on the steps for being on a turn selling drugs. This episode marked the community to this day, and the staircase has since become a sad and unsafe place... Read More

COLEGIO NACIONAL DE JURISPRUDENCIA URBANISTICA (CNJUR)

KIDS URBAN THINKERS LAB PUEBLA, MEXICO. MY CITY, MY RIGHTS...

On April 8, 2017 was held in the city of Puebla, Mexico, the Kids Urban Lab "My City, My Rights", organized by CNJUR International, as an event linked to the "Kids Urban Thinkers Campus Riobamba Ecuador”, of the World Urban Campaign... Read More

FEDERATION NATIONALE DES AGENCES D'URBANISME (FNAU)

GUIDE TO CREATE AN URBAN PLANNING AGENCY

The French Network of Urban Planning Agencies and the French Agency for Development published a Guide to create an urban planning agency. It was published in French last year and is now available in English... Read More

FUNDACION BOGOTART

CULTURAL FESTIVALS MAKING VIBRANT AND TRENDY A PREVIOUSLY INVISIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD

El Cecilazo, a festival that wants to highlight the area of La Cecilia in Bogotá for its art, culture and unique flavor, is changing the narrative of this neighborhood by turning a place left behind by the government into a vibrant urban hub... Read More

IHS ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTTERDAM

DUTCH COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR A SUSTAINABLE COALITION AGREEMENT

A broad alliance of companies and organisations (such as Vodafone, Ziggo, Arcadis, FNV, Alliander, Erasmus University, Natuur & Milieu, Geelen Counterflow, Tony’s Chocolonely en Cordaid) are asking that the Sustainable Development Goals... Read More

INTERNATIONAL NEW TOWN INSTITUTE (INTI)

INTI IN 2017

On the 3rd and 4th of May 2017 the Urban Thinkers Campus ‘Making Cities Together: The City We Need, through Safe, Inclusive and Accessible Public Spaces’ will be held at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya... Read More

URBAMONDE

WHAT'S NEW ON THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION OF HABITAT PLATFORM?

In 2016, the Social Production of Habitat Platform secured funding for organizing a yearly coordination meeting (2017-2019) between the partners of the platform, hosted by the City of Geneva. The first edition of this coordination meeting took place on March 1-4, 2017 and was aligned with the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.. Read More

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  • 8-12 May: UN-Habitat: 26th Session of Governing Council. Nairobi/Kenya. PARTICIPATE
  • 10-13 May: United Cities and Local Governments: 2nd Culture Summit of UCLG. Jeju/South Korea. PARTICIPATE
  • 22-25 May: ECOSOC: ECOSOC forum on Financing for Development. New York/USA. PARTICIPATE
  • 13-16 June: European Cyclists' Federation: Velo-city 2017. Arnhem-Nijmegen/Netherlands. PARTICIPATE

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