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Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:25
This publication, produced as part of the Building Assets, Unlocking Access project implemented by Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, offers a snapshot of housing microfinance clients’ demographics, income, current living conditions and typical home improvements done with housing microfinance loans in Kenya and Uganda. The project... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:31
The Housing Europe Observatory, the Research branch of Housing Europe, presents the 2017 edition of its flagship report ‘The State of Housing in the EU’, the biennial compass of Europe's housing sector. Although growth has returned to big parts of our continent, as President Juncker cheered on at his recent ‘State of the Union’ speech, this growth is leaving many behind and our societies are... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 16:08
The need for cities to fully harness the potential of data constantly flowing through them has never been more urgent. Data Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, highlights examples from around the world of how cities are doing exactly this: using new technology, data collection and analysis to improve services and liveability for their citizens. The report is part of a wider initiative by the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:39
In this paper, we examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include New York City, United States; Washington, D.C., United States; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:16
Cities and their policymakers face enormous pressures as they seek to meet today’s mobility challenges. As rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change continue to challenge our world’s cities, those that choose to make bold moves in advancing and diversifying their urban transport systems will gain a competitive advantage –- we see that investing in improved and... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 14:14
When three decades of conflict ended in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, approximately 450,000 people had been displaced, with many having to rebuild their lives after having their houses destroyed, having lost family members and with no proper means of livelihood. The Post-Conflict Reconstruction Programme in Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces implemented by UN-Habitat, provided numerous... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 13:41
Today’s world is undergoing fundamental changes. On one hand, globalization is reaching a new level despite some ups and downs, emerging economies represented by China are growing rapidly and the global landscape has experienced and will continue to see more changes to come. On the other, technology innovation is striving to come up with breakthroughs; it has changed and will continue to reshape... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:53
Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement’ – a comparative review of Nationally Determined Contributions for Urban Content”, a UN-Habitat publication coming on the heels of Habitat III, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and COP22. The adoption of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) on 20 October 2016, and the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change two weeks later, on 4... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:50
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has identified a series of goals related to the challenges facing cities. Goal 11 seeks to make cities and other human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Among other things, the targets for 2030 address access to affordable housing; safe, affordable and sustainable transport systems; open green, public and natural spaces; good water... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 15:24
Resilient Cities is the annual global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the latest knowledge, good practices, challenges, and innovations for creating more resilient cities. It also serves as an annual meeting point to track local progress on the resilience targets of Sustainable Development Goal 11... Read more

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