“Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” introduces urban design principles that support the transformation of existing cities towards more resilience regarding the impact of climate change.  Steffen Lehmann – Professor, University of Portsmouth/Founder of s_Lab Space Laboratory for Architectural Research and Design (Sydney – Berlin), bases the lecture on his research in sustainable cities’ transformation
TERMS OF REFERENCE                                                                                                                       ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi, Kenya FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Regional Planning & Evaluation Specialist DURATION: 4 months BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable settlements and cities with the
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Berlin/Mannheim, 22.Januar 2016. „Die deutschen Städte stehen durch die Flüchtlingskrise vor der größten Herausforderung seit dem Ende des zweiten Weltkriegs“. Diese Überzeugung äußerte heute der Mannheimer Oberbürgermeister Dr. Peter Kurz in Berlin. In seiner Stadt sind derzeit rund 11.000 Flüchtlinge aus Syrien, Afghanistan und anderen Bürgerkriegsgebieten in ehemaligen US-Kasernen untergebracht. Das bindet die Kräfte der Kommune - finanziell, logistisch...
Der Mannheimer Oberbürgermeister Dr. Peter Kurz erhofft sich von dem Urban Thinkers Campus, der vom 17.- 19. Februar 2016 in der Quadratestadt stattfindet, Antworten auf die Integration der Flüchtlinge, die langfristig in seiner Stadt leben werden. „Die eigentliche Herausforderung der Integration liegt noch vor uns“, so der SPD-Politiker, in dessen Stadt derzeit rund 11.000 Flüchtlinge untergebracht sind.
22 January, 2016 – The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal was another reminder of the devastating consequences of natural disasters and their impact on lives. “One of the challenges we face in the humanitarian sector,” says Graham Saunders, Head of Shelter and Settlements for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
21 January 2016 – On 7-8 December 2015 the Gender Equality Unit in UN-Habitat, in collaboration with the Urban Economy Branch, hosted the first Expert Group Meeting for the Women in sustainable housing: Empowerment through decent jobs and sustainable construction programme (WISH). The programme was drafted by UN-Habitat within the framework of its gender-related and
Commemorating Earthquake Safety Day in Bungamati Nepal, 21 January, 2016 – Every 16 January, Nepal commemorates the mega-earthquake of 1934 by having the Earthquake Safety Day. This year’s event saw the launching of the National Reconstruction Authority, which will oversee the reconstruction campaign in the wake of the 26 April 2015 earthquake. The heavily-affected historical Kathmandu
Rio de Janeiro, 19 January 2016 – In December 2015, the Ministry of Cities of Brazil and UN-Habitat organized the International Seminar on Metropolitan Planning where specialists shared experiences on the metropolitan theme from four viewpoints: The construction process of governance in metropolitan planning Methods and strategies in metropolitan planning Monitoring, evaluation and information systems
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This report entails percentage change in slum proportions in selected countries in Africa between 1990 and 2010.     World Atlas of Slum Evolution 47.41 MB 7 downloads Source: unhabitat.org