UN-Habitat in partnership with Cardiff University has developed a report titled: Prosperity for All: Enhancing the Informal Economy through Participatory Slum Upgrading.  The report is timely in contributing to global development agendas, particularly SDG 11, and the New Urban Agenda (NUA), which commits special attention to upgrading slums and informal settlements, and to recognizing the
This Policy Brief argues that successful initiatives to tackle Cali’s exceptionally high homicide rates also have potential for local economic development, and suggests ways that the significant value-added by informal enterprises can be harnessed to achieve wider economic objectives. It examines innovations in supporting micro-enterprise and crime reduction in Cali and the lessons for local
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Outlining the main activities led by UN-Habitat in the area of risk reduction and resilience over the 2017, the annual report covers technical cooperation with cities, knowledge creation and management, and advocacy, communication and awareness. For more information on our work, please contact us. Source: New feed
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What is a resilient city? Why is it important? and who needs to act to keep the cities, and its resident, safe? This short and accessible flyer answers these questions and outlines UN-Habitat’s contribution to sustainable and resilient cities. Source: New feed
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The report provides an overview of participation and detailed outcomes of all main sessions, including the six urban resilience dialogues. Partner events, workshops and site visits are also featured   Source: New feed
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More than one quarter of the world’s urban population lives in informal settlements. Informal settlements create marginalisation and segregation, and their inhabitants are often more vulnerable to health risks, natural disasters, unreliable wages, hazardous working environments, and a lack of basic services. This Enhancer outlines a series of indicators to help local governments evaluate informality
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Women and men, girls and boys, each experience urbanisation and benefit from its opportunities differently according to their gender identities. This Enhancer helps gather relevant information on the relationship between gender, human development, and city resilience, in order to mainstream gender equality in cities. Source: New feed
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The Social Resilience Guide considers a variety of topics, from inhabitants’ wellbeing to the delivery of services, with a particular focus on vulnerability and inclusive and protective measures. This Guide has three angles of analysis: understanding vulnerability from a social perspective; assessing the availability of services in response to people’s needs; and formulating actions for
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The consumption of natural resources has increased to unsustainable levels due to population growth and rapid urbanisation, with cities now using billions of tonnes of raw materials to sustain their urban lifestyles. The concept of resource efficiency, outlined in this Enhancer, offers the opportunity to promote responsible use of resources while maintaining a good standard
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The human rights-based approach elaborated in this Enhancer helps identify a pattern of human rights fulfilment between individuals (the rights-holders) and the state, whose duty it is to protect their rights. According to this Enhancer, non-discrimination, participation, accountability, and the rule of law must be central principles of resilient urbanisation. Source: New feed