First Session Urban-Rural Linkages Webinar Series

In light of COVID-19 pandemic, the UN-Habitat Urban-Rural Linkages project aims to exchange information and learn from the efforts of different actors to overcome this crisis and enhance post-crisis recovery actions by bringing a focus to urban-rural linkages and integrated territorial approaches. We would like to invite you to the first session of the Urban-Rural … More First Session Urban-Rural Linkages Webinar Series

Webinar: Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Small Towns and Intermediate Cities

Webinar: Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Small Towns and Intermediate Cities Nairobi, 21st May 2020 – Over 200 participants joined the third Urban-Rural Linkages Webinar “Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Small Towns and Intermediate Cities” to understand the role that small towns and intermediate cities are playing in relation to the … More Webinar: Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Small Towns and Intermediate Cities

New publications on urban-rural linkages in the in the West Bank, Palestine published

Ramallah, West Bank 18 May 2020 – UN-Habitat and partners launch three new publications to strengthen urban-rural linkages in the in the West Bank, Palestine As part of the European Union funded project: “Fostering  Tenure  Security  and  Resilience  of  Palestinian  Communities  through  Spatial-Economic Planning Interventions in Area C (2017-2020)”, implemented by UN-Habitat in partnership with … More New publications on urban-rural linkages in the in the West Bank, Palestine published

Webinar 2: Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Metropolitan Perspectives

Facilitated by UN-Habitat Urban-Rural Linkages Team, second session of the Urban-Rural Linkages Webinar series, “Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Metropolitan Perspectives”, was held on Thursday, 14th May 2020. The objectives of the session were to: Learn about the role of metropolitan authorities and measures they are adopting to address the impacts of COVID-19 … More Webinar 2: Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Metropolitan Perspectives

Upcoming! Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Metropolitan Perspectives

We would like to invite you to the second session of the Urban-Rural Linkages Webinar Series, Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Metropolitan Perspectives.  Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020                       Time: 16:00 East Africa Time (EAT) (UTC+03:00)  Speakers: Mario Silva, Metropolitan Planning Institute of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (IMEPLAN), Mexico Gabriel Voisin-Fradin, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, France … More Upcoming! Urban-Rural Linkages in the time of Covid-19: Metropolitan Perspectives

Upcoming: Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020

Under auspices of the Minister of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) Anja Karliczek, the conference “Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020” will take place in Leipzig, Germany, 25–27 November 2020. Regions are of critical importance to implement the UN 2030 Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals, the HABITAT III objectives and … More Upcoming: Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020

Abu Dhabi Declared Actions: Towards a fourth pillar of sustainable development? Implications for Urban-Rural Linkages

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) took place on 8-13 February 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The theme of the forum was “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”. The Forum’s outcome document, entitled Abu Dhabi Declared Actions, presents WUF10 participants’ voluntary actions and commitments for the next two years … More Abu Dhabi Declared Actions: Towards a fourth pillar of sustainable development? Implications for Urban-Rural Linkages

Reducing the Urban-Rural Divide through Culture, Revitalization and Innovations

Facilitated by UN-Habitat and Shaanxi Village and Town Construction Research Center of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, the networking event “Reducing the Urban-Rural Divide through Culture, Revitalization and Innovations” was held on the last day of WUF10 on Wednesday, 12 February 2020. The main objective of the session was to present how stakeholders across different … More Reducing the Urban-Rural Divide through Culture, Revitalization and Innovations

Launching of the First Compendium of Inspiring Practices on URL in WUF10

On 11 February, the first UN-Habitat Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Urban-Rural Linkages was launched as part of the Book Launching events during WUF10. The Compendium demonstrates through a collection of nine case studies the application of the Urban-Rural Linkages: Guiding Principles (URL-GP) and Framework for Action. The speakers during this session were:  Mr. Branco … More Launching of the First Compendium of Inspiring Practices on URL in WUF10

How does Rural Revitalization strengthen Urban-Rural Linkages?

Today, during the third day of WUF10, the successful strategy of Songyang’s rural revitalization was presented as a pathway to address “Rural diseases” and urban slums caused by the rural recession. The Songyang “architectural acupuncture” strategy is part of a larger effort undertaken by China to promote rural development as well as ecological conservation. Speakers … More How does Rural Revitalization strengthen Urban-Rural Linkages?