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“Affordable, absolutely green” housing showcased at UN conference

Housing that is “fast, affordable and absolutely green” will free up cities of the future to build without using any concrete.

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Ecuador eyes new generation of sustainable bamboo homes

A new generation of sustainable bamboo houses that take just 20 days to build could be part of the answer to making cities more sustainable and resilient.

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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, LGBT community and Sustainable Development Goals

South Sudan at “tipping point” warns woman activist

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“Action is at the base” implementing New Urban Agenda for Africa

When it comes to the New Urban Agenda for world cities, action needs to start at “the base” and not come from the top-down.

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Risk of “outright violence” increasing against LGBT in cities

The risk of “outright violence” against the LGBT community is growing in cities but hopes are high that a newly-adopted agenda for future urban living will create more “safe spaces”.

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Widening the “safety net” and “digital food” in cities

Cities of the future will have an expanded “social safety net,” including more “digital food” for the needy, according to the deputy chief of the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Community participation a factor in making cities safer

To combat urban crime, mayors and other city authorities should not only rely on the police services, but should also encourage community participation in safety and security efforts.

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Gains of Habitat III will be "useless" without effective implementation

The adoption of a new agenda to transform the world's cities will be "useless" unless countries and cities implement it.

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Road safety “a basic human right for children” says actress

Road safety is “a basic human right for children,” according to the Malaysian-born actress and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador,

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Campaign tackles health impact of air pollution in cities

A new initiative has been launched to raise awareness about the health impacts of air pollution which the World Health Organization (WHO) calls “an invisible kil

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