UN-HABITAT proposes to support the building of an international urban research network bringing together Habitat Partner University members and other interested parties.A major objective of this network is to significantly contribute to the generation of urban knowledge relevant for the future development of human settlements and to facilitate its accessibility to the key stakeholders. Its vision is to become a global key source of reference for urban innovation, a laboratory generating and exchanging new urban ideas within a vibrant learning environment.
Operationalizing and Developing the Habitat Partner University Initiative
This is a summary of the final report of a consultancy study commissioned by UN-HABITAT in order to further articulate the next phase in the development of the Habitat Partner University Initiative. The method used in the study is largely based on interviews with a number of selected university representatives and UN-Habitat staff.
UN-HABITAT Universities Round Table Report. Nanjing, November 2008
At the 4th session of the World Urban Forum, to be held on 3-6 November 2008 in Nanjing, China, a Round Table event will be dedicated to the role of universities in pursuing sustainable urban development. This event is expected to further outline and create a road map for UN-HABITAT’s future engagement on education and sustainable urban development. The purpose of this paper is to introduce issues for discussion at the Round Table.