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Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:39
In this paper, we examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include New York City, United States; Washington, D.C., United States; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:16
Cities and their policymakers face enormous pressures as they seek to meet today’s mobility challenges. As rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change continue to challenge our world’s cities, those that choose to make bold moves in advancing and diversifying their urban transport systems will gain a competitive advantage –- we see that investing in improved and... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 14:14
When three decades of conflict ended in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, approximately 450,000 people had been displaced, with many having to rebuild their lives after having their houses destroyed, having lost family members and with no proper means of livelihood. The Post-Conflict Reconstruction Programme in Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces implemented by UN-Habitat, provided numerous... Read more
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:30
The Regional Action Plan (RAP) is a regional proposal that builds on the global framework for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The New Urban Agenda is the principal outcome document of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the... Read more
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:13
Cities are a driving force of the 21st century. Through bringing large numbers of people into close proximity, they spark economic growth, foster innovation, and generate prosperity. But they face the pressing challenges of creating a livable environment for their residents, enabling economic activity that benefits all citizens, and fostering urban development that is environmentally sustainable... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 15:05
This publication on Urban-Rural Linkages reaffirms that the discourse on urbanization must depart from the traditional and outdated dichotomy of urban and rural; in order for urban and rural areas to be sustainable they must develop in tandem, inequalities must be reduced and the development gap bridged. Urban and rural spaces are inextricably linked economically, socially and environmentally and... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 14:48
Results – based management (RBM) is a broad management approach whose core focus is achieving results. The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) defines RBM as a “management strategy by which processes, outputs and services contribute to the achievement of clearly stated expected accomplishments and objectives. Source: UN-Habitat This article is culled from daily press coverage from around... Read more
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 17:13
In October 2016, country and city representatives agreed on the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Quito, which forms an ambitious baseline for sustainable urban development until 2030. GIZ-SUTP is contributing to the NUA by publishing a new Factsheet Series. The series addresses mayors and practitioners, outlines strategies that are crucial for realizing the objectives of the NUA and provides very... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:55
The African Centre for Cities launched a new publication, Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide. The guide, written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan, provides hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernising and rationalising urban legislation in the Sub-Saharan region. The guide finds that although... Read more
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 - 14:15
In Africa, the Paris Agreement in 2015 marked a new era not only for the national governments submitting climate commitments, but also for sub-national governments since two thirds of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted envisage climate action in cities and regions. As almost 80 % of greenhouse gases emanate from urban areas, city governments will be playing an increasingly... Read more

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