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UN prepares Structure Plans for nine Osun cities

Diverse stakeholder groups  including community associations, trade groups and government officials last week began the validation of Urban Profiles prepared in nine cities in the State of Osun, under a N100 million Structure Plans Project funded by the state government in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The Osun Structure Plans Project, which kicked off in July ...

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Lokoja, others partner UN-Habitat on City Resilience Profiling Programme

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has announced plans to partner with Lokoja in Nigeria and nine other cities for its City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP). Working through partnerships with stakeholders including international agencies such as UNISDR, academic and research institutes, private sector actors, and NGOs, the CRPP will develop a comprehensive and integrated urban planning and management approach ...

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FG, Ondo commit $5m to UN-Habitat partnerships

The 24th Governing Council Meeting of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) ended at the weekend in Nairobi Kenya, with the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Government of Ondo State, Nigeria, announcing contributions totaling $5 million to boost the work of the global city agency. The contribution comprises $3 million through the Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing ...

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Post-2015 MDGs amid housing, urban development outlook

With less than two years to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline in 2015, the United Nations, state parties and partners have been collaborating towards the development of a successor framework, taking into consideration lessons from the MDGs and the present development realities. Consequently, Nigeria a week ago in Abuja hosted a round of National and Thematic Consultations, apparently to ...

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Lessons from Governor Mimiko’s UN-Habitat award

Urban planner and erstwhile Secretary, National Housing Policy Council, Yacoob Abiodun, examines the recent decoration of the Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) At the 6th Session of World Urban Forum held in Naples, Italy from September 1-7, 2012, which had in attendance over 5,000 participants from 114 countries around the world, the incumbent ...

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UN-Habitat launches State of World Cities Report 2012/2013

UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos last Wednesday in Naples, Italy, launched the State of World Cities Report 2012/2013.   Titled ‘The Prosperity of Cities’, the report recommends that those engaged in development work need to explore a more inclusive notion of prosperity and development. According to the lead author Mr. Eduardo Moreno, there was an urgent need for a ...

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