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Ninth edition of the Shelter Academy on Urban Management and Planning for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

02 September 2019 - 06 September 2019
Amsterdam and Rotterdam

The Shelter Academy is a week-long capacity building programme that will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and know-how to respond to urban challenges related to climate change in their cities.

Target Group: Mayors, decision-makers, senior managers, and senior government officials are invited to apply. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Land Rights for Slum Dwellers in the East Indian State Odisha: Making technology work for the urban poor

14 February 2019

The Land Portal Foundation and the NRMC Center for Land Governance partnered with key organizations to hold a series of three webinars leading up to the third annual India Land and Development Conference (ILDC), which took place from 12-14 March, 2019.

Government of Odisha (India)
Tata Trusts
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Azim Premji University
Cadasta Foundation
Land Portal Foundation

South African Urban Conference 2018

30 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
The Forum | Turbine Hall
65 Ntemi Piliso Street
South Africa

The 2018 Urban Conference will follow on from the 2017 event which focused specifically on communication and engaging with urban stakeholders on the content of the IUDF. At this follow up event, the aim is to further embed the IUDF agenda by focusing on what implementation means in practice. A series of sessions will focus on the themes and sub-themes and will be designed so that there are theoretical and evidence-based inputs but also space for thinking through what practical implementations of the IUDF means for the various spheres of government and in different sectors

Government of South Africa
Local Governments for Sustainability
South African Local Government Association
South African Cities Network
South African Council for Planners

World Cities Day

31 October 2018
United Kingdom

World Cities Day aims to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, enhance cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban development. The overall World Cities Day theme is Better City, Better Life and this year’s particular theme is Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities. The main event will be celebrated in Liverpool, UK.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

World Habitat Day

01 October 2018

The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

United Nations
United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Africities 8 Summit

20 November 2018 - 24 November 2018

Africities is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa. We mobilize communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level.

Webinar: Bridging the Gap on Land Governance and Tenure along the Urban-Rural Continuum

26 July 2018
United States

Developing countries are facing irreversible urbanization trends with significant impact on the way land is accessed, used and managed.

The increased flow of knowledge, economic activities and information between urban and rural areas has blurred the lines of what is traditionally urban land and what is rural land.

Global Land Tool Network
Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
Land Portal Foundation

Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 9)

07 February 2018 - 13 February 2018
Kuala Lumpur

The New Urban Agenda was adopted in October 2016 at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. It is a result of a unique consensus among all participating states. The document sets out a common vision and global standards for urban development in the coming decades.

Partnership for Action: Information ecosystem on land governance

17 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
National Union Building
Washington, D.C.
United States

Now, as the official process around the Sustainable Development Goals is beginning, it is critical that the land sector works together effectively. Therefore, Habitat for Humanity (Solid Ground Campaign), LandMark, Resource Equity, the Rights and Resources Initiative and the Land Portal Foundation want to bring land stakeholders together to discuss the incredible momentum around land and data.

Resource Equity
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
Land Portal Foundation
Rights and Resources Initiative

Partnership for Action Conference: Effective land governance and management in Africa

15 August 2017 - 17 August 2017
South Africa

The GLTN’s Urban CSO Cluster of UN-Habitat and Habitat for Humanity’s Solid Ground campaign are convening a multi-stakeholder regional conference on land governance and management and kindly invite you to attend the upcoming conference titled Partnership for Action: Improving Land Governance and Management in Africa.

III Congresso Iber-oamericano de Solo Urbano

23 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Curitiba, Brasil

Nos dias 23,24 e 25 de agosto do presente ano, levar-se-á a cabo o TERCEIRO CONGRESSO IBEROAMERICANO DE SOLO URBANO na cidade de Curitiba, Brasil, com o tema “O solo na nova agenda urbana”, organizado de maneira conjunta pelo Colégio Mexiquence AC, a Universidade Federal do Paraná, a Universidade Pontifícia Católica do Paraná e a Universidade Positivo.