Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Global focus shifts to housing as experts assess habitats
This morning, the world over, the global community pauses once again to take stock of the state of living environments as it marks “World Habitat Day 2020”, amidst growing concern...
WUF10 opens in Abu Dhabi
The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), the largest meeting on the future of cities, opened with thousands of participants representing youth, women, grassroot communities, local and regional governments and business holding lively discussions in five concurrently run Assemblies.
United Nations launches call for action on waste in cities at World Habitat Day
As residents in Nigerian cities face an admixture of despair and hope, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) last week...
Architects’ new eco-housing module demonstrates sustainable living
A new eco-housing module has been released by UN Environment and Yale University in collaboration with UN Habitat, to spark public discussion and fresh ideas on how sustainable design can provide decent, affordable housing while limiting the overuse of natural resources and climate change.
Kenya’s third largest city, UN-Habitat seal new deal
UN-Habitat and the County of Kisumu in Kenya have entered into a collaboration agreement.The agency since 2012 has assisted in different initiatives including the Lakefront Development Initiative being implemented by urban planning and design branch.