Concerns mount as squatter settlements spread in Abuja, environs
Stakeholders have expressed worries that illegal structures, mostly squatter settlements are springing up and spreading in many districts of Abuja, saying if the trend is not checked, may become ugly sight in the nation’s capital.
UN-Habitat, ICLEI support 60 cities to meet Paris agreement
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, (UN-HABITAT) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) are collaborating to support over 60 cities, and eight national governments, to harness the potential of urbanisation to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
FG plans new national urban development policy
The Federal Government has announced plans to review the national urban development policy as well as implement urban renewal and slum across the country. The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola stated this at 2019 World Habitat Day and World Cities Day in Abuja
UN, Lagos, others seek innovative solutions to cities’ waste challenges
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other stakeholders have called for more innovative solutions and global investments to improve waste management across world cities.
FCTA to complete abandoned projects, solicits UN-Habitat partnership
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration is soliciting partnership with the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) for improvement and development in the critical areas of transportation, waste management as well as mass housing in the territory.
UN-Habitat to tackle urban challenges with floating cities
The United Nations has kick-started a partnership that will study how floating cities could be a viable solution to urban challenges...
World Bank, others throw up competition for architects in low-cost housing
Following increase in natural disasters that have ravaged communities around the globe, a new search for architectural designs that will withstand such catastrophe has begun in earnest.
Liverpool hosts world cities
As cities and towns around the world expand daily, Liverpool is hosting a high-level, international event on city resilience. In the past 20 years, disasters have killed 1.3 million people and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance. The World Bank has calculated that each year disasters push…
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum in 2020
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has signed an agreement for the city of Abu Dhabi to host the tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. This will be the first time an Arab country hosts the landmark Forum. WUF10 will be convened by UN-Habitat and jointly organized with the Ministry…
Ex-UN-habitat chief, Oyelaran-Oyeyinka moves to AfDB
The immediate past Director, Regional Office for Africa of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat), Prof. Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, has moved to the African Development Bank as the Chief of Staff and Director of Cabinet of the President and Special Advisor on industrialization.