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A high-level U.N. meeting on 5-6 September may sound arcane, but the decisions made there could decide how sustainable our cities are for generations. Here’s what needs to happen.
Aromar Revi August 22, 2017
Panel of experts’ recommendations could further complicate funding for UN-Habitat, some worry.
Gregory Scruggs August 15, 2017
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
8-member panel’s work now expected to wrap up by end-July.
Gregory Scruggs June 21, 2017
It remains unclear whether countries will pay for UN-Habitat to coordinate implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs May 25, 2017
National governments have authorized the creation of a voluntary fund to support UN-Habitat’s rapid deployment.
Gregory Scruggs May 22, 2017
Three dozen nations gathered in Paris to discuss what these frameworks are getting right — and what they need to do better.
Gregory Scruggs May 17, 2017
Countries “signaled” that UN-Habitat would be given a coordination mandate for the Habitat III strategy — but contingent on assessment.
Gregory Scruggs May 15, 2017
“World Urban Forum 9 will be the place to craft this whole reporting process,” said one advocate.
Gregory Scruggs May 11, 2017
On most issues, this week’s Governing Council meeting is in wait-and-see mode.
Gregory Scruggs May 10, 2017
Next week’s biennial gathering of the agency’s board is garnering far more attention than usual.
Gregory Scruggs May 5, 2017
U.N. secretary-general tasks 8-member body with offering key assessment of UN-Habitat by June.
Gregory Scruggs April 13, 2017
Yes, say experts. A working group meeting this month hopes to offer first-ever guidance in the next few years.
Brendon Bosworth April 5, 2017
Initiative wants to see such policies in half of all countries by 2025.
Gregory Scruggs March 24, 2017
External evaluation comes as the agency is seeking to take the lead on implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 17, 2017
Marching orders came as the General Assembly formally adopted the Habitat III strategy.
Gregory Scruggs January 9, 2017
En la celebración anual, un ex funcionario de Venezuela advierte que el planeamiento urbano convencional no está preparado para hacer frente a la duplicación de la población de los asentamientos informales proyectada para los próximos 20 años.
Gregory Scruggs November 1, 2016
At annual observance, former Venezuela official warns that conventional urban planning isn’t equipped to deal with the doubling of population in informal settlements projected for next 20 years.
Gregory Scruggs November 1, 2016
El nuevo Atlas de la Expansión Urbana utiliza datos antiguos y nuevos para representar gráficamente lo que verdaderamente significa el crecimiento urbano masivo.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
The new Atlas of Urban Expansion draws on old and new data to paint a picture of what massive urban growth really means.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
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