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Govt seeks collaborative approach to sustainable, resilient urbanisation


The Federal Government has called for a collaborative approach toward acheving a sustainable and resilient urban development in the country. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, made the call at the inauguration of the first Annual Policy Dialogue Series on Sustainable Human Settlements in Nigeria on Thursday, November ...

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Habitat Day: How govts can provide housing for all – Centre


To achieve the housing for all dream and catalyse a better urban future for it citizens, African governments have been called upon to put an end to forced evictions and violent spatial displacements of migrant populations, homeless people and the urban poor. A housing estate. Photo credit: lagos.all.biz In a Statement to commemorate the World Habitat Day 2020 themed: “Housing ...

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Lagos seals 43 buildings on Airport road over physical planning infractions

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development says it has sealed 43 buildings on Airport Road for violating the physical planning laws. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Mukaila Sanusi, for the ministry, said in a statement on Thursday, July 23, 2020 that the Commissioner, Dr Idris Salako, supervised the exercise on Wednesday. Salako said most of ...

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Produce your permit or have your building sealed, Lagos threatens developers

Idris Salako

Alarmed at the spate of unapproved and illegal development going on in Ikoyi and Banana Island, the Lagos State Government has asked property owners in the areas to come forth with the planning permits granted for their building construction and also evidence of stage certification obtained from the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) or have their buildings sealed. Commissioner ...

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Niger State to benefit from UN-Habitat’s urban development support


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has disclosed that it will partner with the Niger State Government in Nigeria on an urban assistance programme. The scope of activities and projects will contribute to the achievement of sustainable urban management and development in Niger State. During a recent scoping mission, UN-Habitat visited towns and emirates of Minna and Suleja and ...

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30m people will live in Lagos by 2035, say researchers


Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into the largest megacity on the continent. While Africa’s cities are ...

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Urban development: Egypt to adopt citywide upgrading approach

Egypt UN-Habitat

As Egypt continues to exert all efforts for enhancing living conditions of its inhabitants, and in line with the Egyptian development vision 2030 and its urban development targets, the Ministry of Housing – represented in the Informal Settlement Development Fund – together with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Egypt are initiating a new cooperation entitled “Participatory Citywide ...

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UN-Habitat set to implement New Urban Agenda

Joan Clos

Delegates from around the world will converge at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi for the 26th Session of United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Governing Council from Monday 8 to Friday May 12, 2017. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will formally open the biennial gathering that is aimed at examining the UN body’s work plan. The Governing Council meeting ...

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Five sustainable cities making a difference

Copenhagen Denmark

For centuries, cities have been at the heart of the arts and culture, thriving businesses, and innovative ideas. Over 90 percent of urban areas are coastal, which means that most cities on the planet are extremely vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis as sea levels rise, polar ice melts, and powerful storms sweep across these regions. The sheer number of ...

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Cities move to cut air pollution from cars

Cars Pollution

Car buyers will soon be able to identify the most environmentally friendly models on the road and choose new cars that will help reduce air pollution in cities. Seoul, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Oslo and Tokyo also commit to work with C40 to develop a global scoring system. Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo and Mayor ...

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