Thinking Beyond Sectors for Sustainable Development

As we move toward the Sustainable Development Goals it is important to consider how development agendas are set, the progress that has been made over the past 15 years, and how current debates are shaping global development efforts for the next 15 years.

Open City Lagos

Open City Lagos is a conversation enacted across Lagos and with other cities, with a focus on the day-to-day experiences, grassroots initiatives and new opportunities for development and inclusion.

Free ebook: Participatory planning for climate compatible development in Maputo

This dual-language book addresses crucial questions about the relevance of citizen participation in planning for climate compatible development and argues that citizens have knowledge and access to resources that enable them to develop a sustainable vision for their community.

Kibera: Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project

This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi.

UN-HABITAT: Green Building Interventions for Social Housing

This publication represents the UN-Habitat’s work on Green and Sustainable Housing in 2015.

Street scene in Harar Ethiopia

Structural transformation in Ethiopia: the urban dimension

Ethiopia remains one of the least urbanized countries in Africa but the pace of urban growth is expected to accelerate in the coming decades.

International guidelines on urban and territorial planning

The International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning serve as a compass for decision makers and urban professionals when reviewing urban and territorial planning systems.

Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities Postcolonial Approaches

This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to approaches to environmental issues.

Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change

This book offers valuable lessons regarding the concrete implications and potential impact that co-production processes can have for different user groups, such as planners, politicians, researchers, business interests and NGOs in different urban development contexts.

The booklovers, the mayors and the citizens: participatory budgeting in Yaoundé, Cameroon

This paper examines how citizens, local mayors and a society of booklovers collaborated to establish participatory budgeting in Yaoundé, despite the weakness of democracy and absence of traditions of participation or public service in Cameroon.  Participatory Budgeting (PB) involves local authorities and the inhabitants of a municipality co-operating in determining the allocation of public money. […]