Nairobi, 4 Nov 10
Members of the new Transport and Environment Science Technology (TEST) Network met late last month at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss transport and environment research challenges in sub-Saharan African countries.
Copenhagen, 19 Dec 09
National governments must give cities the support they need to tackle climate change impacts, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka said at the end of the marathon climate change talks in the Danish capital.
Copenhagen, 17 Dec 09
Mayors and local authority leaders from around the world this week demanded more say in climate change negotiations because the majority of people live in towns and cities. Their appeal came as the world waited with bated breath for news of the outcome of the global climate talks in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, 15 Dec 09
Cities are one of the battle fronts where the war against the effects of climate change must be fought and won, a discussion forum bringing together several UN agencies said Monday.
Fukuoka, 10 Dec 09
UN agencies this week said they were concerned at the lack of progress in addressing planning, housing, sanitation, waste management and environmental pollution in urban areas of countries in the Pacific. They raised the alarm after a series of fact-finding missions.
Helsinki, 5 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has signed a comprehensive memorandum with the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) to give new impetus to research and monitoring of global urban transport trends.
Bayamo-Cuba, 20 Jul 04
The Cuban city of Bayamo, facing a growing local public transport problem, has found an unusual solution: bringing back horse-drawn carriages of a French vintage first used in Bayamo at the beginning of the last century
Bayamo-Cuba, 16 Apr 03
Cuba’s second oldest city, Bayamo, has signed up to a new Urban Pact supported by UN-HABITAT and the government of Belgium designed to tackle a range of environmental problems that have been slowing its development.
Copenhagen, Denmark (June 22-25, 2010),
Velo-city is the world’s largest cycle-planning conference. Initially established as a European bicycle planning conference in 1980, the 2010 meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark brought the international bicycle community together for the first time. Velo-city Global 2010 gathered all those involved in policy, promotion and provision for bicycles.