Call of Doody: Calling All Actors to Participate

November 17, 2016

Consider the assets that you are able to call your own. For me, these include the clothes on my back and the screen on my computer;

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A Major Milestone Sets the Path Forward

November 3, 2016

After more than two years of intensive advocacy, policy discussions, knowledge sharing, tense negotiations, logistical nightmares, and a push for the inclusion of multiple stakeholders, a

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Housing at the Center on World Habitat Day and Everyday

October 2, 2016

Thirty years ago today marked first ever World Habitat Day . The United Nations General Assembly designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day

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Looking forward to the New Urban Agenda and Its Implementation

September 14, 2016

Last week, representatives from United Nations Member States and other stakeholders gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York City for yet another round of negotiations

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Lucky Number 2(7)

September 9, 2016

Forty years ago, Habitat for Humanity was founded in rural Georgia, a state in the Southeast United States. The organization was founded on the belief that

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How Effective Slum Upgrading Can Become a Reality

August 29, 2016

As property values within cities continue to rise, affordable land becomes increasingly scarce. People living in poor urban conditions are often forcibly evicted and pushed to

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Why I Travelled 10,000 Miles for a 3 Day Meeting

August 8, 2016

Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and capital of East Java, with a population of slightly more than three million. This thriving city of

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Making Progress, United Nations Releases Updated Draft Urban Agenda

June 24, 2016

This week marked yet another milestone on the road to Habitat III. Negotiations on the draft New Urban Agenda, the 20 year strategy on sustainable cities

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Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Land!

May 17, 2016

In addition to food, water and air, an essential part of life is having a place to live. In spite of great advances in technology, we cannot live a purely “virtual” existence...

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United Nations releases draft New Urban Agenda, prioritizes housing and land rights

May 11, 2016

While you were sinking into your couch Friday evening and readying your remote for a night of Netflix, members of 10-country drafting committee were putting the finishing touches on the first draft of the New Urban Agenda , a 20-year global strategy for housing and sustainable urban development...

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