UN-Habitat

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
As the head of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos is a bit like the world's urban planner. At next week's Habitat III conference, he'll have a global stage to promote his vision for cities.
Gregory Scruggs October 10, 2016
‘Todas las agrupaciones han hecho renunciamientos, dando muestras de gran flexibilidad’, dijo un diplomático. ‘Estaban animados por la idea de ir a Quito con un documento consensuado que realmente pueda ser llevado a la práctica.’
Gregory Scruggs September 11, 2016
‘All the groups made sacrifices and were very flexible,’ one diplomat said in celebrating the agreement. ‘They were animated by a spirit of going to Quito with a consensus document that we can really implement.’
Gregory Scruggs September 11, 2016
Compromise would remove the most significant roadblock remaining in the New Urban Agenda talks — the future of UN-Habitat. But clarity wouldn’t come until 2017 at earliest.
Gregory Scruggs September 9, 2016
September 1, 2016
Amidst debate over the future of UN-Habitat comes an idea — which observers call an 'open secret' — for a new entity that would oversee implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs August 18, 2016
As the Habitat III negotiations begin to wind up, discussion builds on how to monitor progress on the new vision in coming decades.
Simone d'Antonio August 17, 2016
E.U. says Habitat III process is at 'fragile' point. Additional negotiation days likely in September.
Gregory Scruggs July 28, 2016
La versión actualizada de la estrategia de Hábitat III resulta aún difusa en cuanto a los procesos de seguimiento y revisión.
Eleni Dellas July 11, 2016
The revised version of the Habitat III strategy is still vague on follow-up and review.
Eleni Dellas July 11, 2016
Argument over the role of the U.N. agency has overtaken the broader Habitat III negotiations, particularly on the critical issues of how to track progress on the agenda’s implementation.
Gregory Scruggs July 6, 2016
The two-yearly events could soon become a space for countries to report on their Habitat III-related efforts at sustainable urbanization. But hurry: Expressions of interest for the 2020 gathering must be received by 15 July.
Gregory Scruggs June 21, 2016
Last week, national governments finally began debating the details of the draft New Urban Agenda. Here’s what they had to say — and what may continue to define these discussions.
Gregory Scruggs May 25, 2016

The Nigerian state of Osun has teamed with UN-HABITAT on a 20-year development plan to modernize nine cities, Nigeria’s Today reports.

May 6, 2016
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