2 10, 2017

Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day

2017-11-16T15:31:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Cities, News|

The United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on Monday's World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month of worldwide celebrations and citizens' engagement in urban life worldwide.

20 10, 2016

UN Environment report: Put people, not cars first in transport systems

2017-11-16T15:40:25+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against climate change.

15 10, 2016

Habitat 3 to set new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

2017-11-16T15:40:32+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Cities, News|

A major global conference, aiming to set a "New Urban Agenda," will “help us to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities,” according to Ban Ki-moon, begins this weekend in Quito.

24 09, 2015

At meeting of African Presidents, Ban highlights importance of urban planning as tool for development

2017-11-16T15:47:54+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Cities, News|

Speaking at a presidential dialogue on the African Urban Agenda at United Nations Headquarters in New York today, the Secretary-General addressed the leaders of several African countries and highlighted the importance of effective urban planning as a vital tool for development.