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C40 Cities forum clamours urgent investor action for Africa’s sustainable future


Experts have called on investors to promote inclusive financing models in Africa’s leading cities, while recognising their potential. Johannesburg, South Africa, played host to the C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum for the first time At the C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, city officials and investors gathered ...

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Nigeria conferred seat on executive board of UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat Assembly

Nigeria has been accorded a seat on the Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). This is contained in a document on the composition on the UN body’s board dated Friday, May 31, 2019. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat Executive Director (left), congratulates Martha Delgado, newly elected President of the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly Thirty-six in ...

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Akwa Ibom legislators pass bill for establishment of planning board

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Thursday, June 6, 2019 passed a bill to establish the Urban and Regional Planning Board and Area Planning Authorities and for all other purposes connected therewith. Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Uyo The bill, which had earlier passed through first and second readings and committee stage, was read a third time ...

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Countries pledge $152m to actualise New Urban Agenda


No fewer than 21 countries have pledged the sum of $152 million to support the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has said. L-R: Victor Kisob, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat; Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat Executive Director; and Martha Delgado Peralta, UNHA 1 President, gavel UNHA 1 to a close Executive Director of ...

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UN decries rising internal displacement in urban areas

Filiep Decorte

The UN on Thursday, May 30, 2019 decried the rising internal displacement in urban areas which it said are caused by conflict and disasters. Filiep Decorte Filiep Decorte, Deputy Director of New York office of UN-Habitat, said that “the world is experiencing more conflicts while urbanisation is taking place in risk-prone areas”. Decorte said on the sidelines of the first ...

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Peralta emerges president as first UN-Habitat Assembly convenes

UN-Habitat Assembly

On Monday, May 27, 2019, the first ever session of the Assembly of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (UNHA 1) started its deliberations at the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON), Kenya. Following UN-Habitat’s restructuring, its Assembly replaces the Governing Council and will be the highest-level decision-making body on sustainable urbanisation and human settlements. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Acting Director-General, UN ...

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Biodiversity Day: Rapid urbanisation threatening Lagos biodiversity

Lagos Lagoon

The Lagos State Government says the biodiversity of the state is being threatened by rapid urbanisation and associated factors. A land reclamation scheme by the Lagos State Government off the Lagos Lagoon Mr Abiodun Bamgboye, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, said on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 that stakeholders should act quickly and positively to forestall further devastation. Biodiversity or ...

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Taming Lagos-Apapa gridlock is beyond boastful rhetoric

traffic congestion

“I’d end Apapa gridlock in 60 days in the office” – Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor-elect (The PUNCH, Monday, May 20, 2019) Addressing his audience like a typical politician at a “Congratulatory Dinner Reception” organised in his honour (on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi) by his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, ...

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Urban planning processes for a greater Lagos

Ikeja lagos

Governance at all levels is everyone’s business. Our country has been derailed for too long that we can no longer continue to pay cursory attention to issues that are critical to our wellbeing and standard of living. Therefore, we must begin to ask questions and contribute our quota in knowledge and action to governance as much as we can. Oba ...

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UC-Berkeley, PAVE explore Lagos urban development approaches

UC-Berkeley, PAVE

The somewhat fascinating spatial development of the Nigerian commercial capital city of Lagos appears to have engaged the interest of eggheads at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) in the US who have been exploring its strengths and weaknesses. Prof Ivy Mills; Prof Charisma Acey; King of Isheri-Olofin, Oba Wahab Balogun; Chairman, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Kunle Olowoopeje ...

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