Maputo, 28 Sept 10
In a bid to raise awareness about disaster mitigation and awareness, the UN-HABITAT team in Maputo, Mozambique, are holding a special World Habitat Day event with the country’s National Institute for Disaster Management in the very zone where floods brought on by heavy rains have struck in recent years with devastating impact.
New York, 28 Sept 10
The European Union (EU) this week announced that it will provide new funding to the tune of euros 10 million (USD 13.3 million) to help improve the living conditions of slum dwellers in all the 79 Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
Shanghai, 28 Sept 10
Around 330 representatives of cities, major ICT companies, academic institutions, professional and international organizations from 50 countries attended a Global Forum on City Informatization to discuss innovative application of the latest computer technology for city management.
Nairobi, 23 Sept 10
The 46th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Congress officially closed on Thursday with a challenge to spatial planners to help in the fight against skewed distribution of capital investments.
Durban, 14 Sept 10
With an accelerated pace of urbanization which is projected to result in over 300 million new urban dwellers in the next 20 years, planners in Africa are faced with the daunting task of ensuring that the development takes place in an orderly manner.
Shanghai, 14 Sept 10
The United Nations Pavilion welcomed its two millionth visitor last Tuesday. What was to be a stroll through the Expo Park, turned out to be an auspicious day for the 26 year-old Peng Liu from Xuzhou, Jiangsu province who was singled out from the crowd of visitors waiting outside as the two millionth person to visit the pavilion since the start of the Expo.