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"Pop-up public space" provides 3D lab for urban design

UN Photo/Matt Wells

"Pop-up public spaces" combined with what have been described as "democratic three-dimensional tools" are proving an effective way to engage poor communities in urban design. That's the view of Pontus Westerberg, of UN-Habitat,…

15 Nov 2016 /

Indigenous in Canada "marginalized" in cities "for decades"

Christine O'Fallon. UN Photo/Matt Wells

Indigenous people in Canada have been marginalized when it comes to city life "for many decades" with women and…

11 Nov 2016 /

Ecuador eyes new generation of sustainable bamboo homes

Oliver Frith. UN Photo/Matt Wells

A new generation of sustainable bamboo houses that take just 20 days to build could be part of the…

8 Nov 2016 /

If slum-dwellers' voices are ignored, new cities agenda "will fail"

José Lobo. UN Photo/Matt Wells

If the voices of slum-dwellers are ignored in the New Urban Agenda for world cities, adopted by UN Member…

30 Oct 2016 /
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