Use #citiesdays in twitter to refer to the Sustainable Cities Days. Broadcasted in http://webtv.un.org 

Use in twitter to refer to the Sustainable Cities Days. Broadcasted in

China’s eco-cities: Sustainable urban living in Tianjin

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120503-sustainable-cities-on-the-rise

China’s eco-cities: Sustainable urban living in Tianjin

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120503-sustainable-cities-on-the-rise

"The growing number of cities on the planet could provide a solution to many of our environmental and social problems – if we re-think the way they operate."

Bedouin Arabs living in the Negev desert are being forced off their grazing lands into towns and villages that lack clean water, sanitation, electricity, and other basic services [GALLO/GETTY]


"Today, the extremely difficult conditions prevalent in unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev is being used as an excuse to promote the urbanization of the Bedouin population. This effort comes despite the fact that the Bedouins have lived on their lands (considered state lands by the Israeli government) for generations, and despite the reality that the sub-par conditions in the townships mean that there is no real incentive for the Bedouins to leave their communities, despite being unrecognized."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/06/20116238174269364.html

Bedouin Arabs living in the Negev desert are being forced off their grazing lands into towns and villages that lack clean water, sanitation, electricity, and other basic services [GALLO/GETTY]



"Today, the extremely difficult conditions prevalent in unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev is being used as an excuse to promote the urbanization of the Bedouin population. This effort comes despite the fact that the Bedouins have lived on their lands (considered state lands by the Israeli government) for generations, and despite the reality that the sub-par conditions in the townships mean that there is no real incentive for the Bedouins to leave their communities, despite being unrecognized."


http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/06/20116238174269364.html

The humanitarian impact of Israeli settlement policies.

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the occupied Palestinian territory has issued the recent factsheet on the impact of Israeli settlement policies.

Available Fulltext. PDF, the fact sheet provides most recent information on the humanitarian impact of Israeli settlement policies.

Official documents:

Resolutions

Reports

Current humanitarian information

(via united-nations)

Asian Housing Ministers’ Meeting Underway in Jordan
The Fourth Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)
http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=11783&catid=5&typeid=6&subMenuId=0 

Asian Housing Ministers’ Meeting Underway in Jordan

The Fourth Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)

http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=11783&catid=5&typeid=6&subMenuId=0 



City/Town: Guatemala City Country: Latin America and the Caribbean Year: 1988 Copyright: UN Photo/R Lord

City/Town: Guatemala City Country: Latin America and the Caribbean Year: 1988 Copyright: UN Photo/R Lord

City/Town: Arusha Country: Tanzania Year: 2008 Copyright: UN-HABITAT/Julius Mwelu

City/Town: Arusha Country: Tanzania Year: 2008 Copyright: UN-HABITAT/Julius Mwelu

An elderly resident of the Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged in New York City builds model homes in the institution’s carpentry shop City/Town: New York Country: North America Year: 1981 Copyright: UN Photo/John Isaac

An elderly resident of the Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged in New York City builds model homes in the institution’s carpentry shop City/Town: New York Country: North America Year: 1981 Copyright: UN Photo/John Isaac

Street art on a perimeter wall. City/Town: Medellín Country: Latin America and the Caribbean Year: 2012 Copyright: UN-Habitat / A.Padrós

Street art on a perimeter wall. City/Town: Medellín Country: Latin America and the Caribbean Year: 2012 Copyright: UN-Habitat / A.Padrós