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29 Oct 2018
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…
22 Oct 2018
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…
18 Oct 2018
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.
15 Oct 2018
As part of commitments to check urban decay in the nation's capital, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has set up a 20-member committee to ensure a safer and livable city.
17 Sep 2018
These are not the best of times for town planning practice as most of the State governments have relegated the issues of cities and towns master planning to the background, and abused physical developments.
16 Jul 2018
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.
16 Jul 2018
A grouping of planners is calling for action to address the many challenges of climate change in cities.Operating under the name ‘Planners for Climate Action’ the cooperative initiative is calling for an urgent need to integrate climate change in planning practices...
2 Jul 2018
The World Cities Day global observance will be held this year in Liverpool, United Kingdom, on October 31. The announcement was made by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson...
4 Jun 2018
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.
28 May 2018
The Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif has come a long way from Kuala Pilah, the rural Malaysian village in which she grew up. But she has far from forgotten her roots. The first female mayor of Penang (the second-largest city in Malaysia) and the first Asian woman…
2 Apr 2018
Brighter days may lie around in the corner for Niger State residents, as most comprehensive urban redevelopment initiative to come on stream in recent years is finally underway after the conclusion of preparatory activities.
18 Dec 2017
Few weeks after United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) concluded its Scoping Mission to Nigeria, the agency and Niger State Government has formally signed a sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the New Urban Agenda. An eight-man delegation from Niger State led by the Secretary to the State Government Ibrahim Isa Ladan visited…

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