Saudi children use Minecraft to develop innovative ideas to improve public spaces

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 18 October 2018 – Minecraft is an online block by block building game in which players create their own unique world using 1x1m blocks. UN-Habitat facilitators have been helping local school children to set priorities for their communities using Minecraft. The Future Urban Planners workshop engaged boys and girls aged 10 to … Continue reading Saudi children use Minecraft to develop innovative ideas to improve public spaces

Statement by UN-Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif During International Day of Sport

UN-Habitat celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, promotes the development of safe and generative urban spaces 6 April, 2018 Today, we celebrate the role of sports in promoting development and peace. The UN General Assembly has designated 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, commemorating the inauguration of … Continue reading Statement by UN-Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif During International Day of Sport

Refugee Youth- Why the Silence

The city, known for its diverse population from many countries and cultures, is home to various exemplary youth initiatives that offer social services, cultural programs or sport activities in their respective communities. With a big migrant population and so many vibrant youth initiatives, Friday’s panel on “Youth Migration: Why the Silence” side event held during … Continue reading Refugee Youth- Why the Silence

Beyond the sport:Youth are now winning for Peace!

Ever watched the World Cup or the Olympics? Ever cheered for a team or an athlete other than the one coming from your own country? If so, isn’t it amazing how suddenly the world has no geographical boundaries and people are united by the love for sport? How race, gender or sexual orientation suddenly doesn’t … Continue reading Beyond the sport:Youth are now winning for Peace!

Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

A lot was happening in Mlango Kubwa’s football pitch last week. Mlango Kubwa is a ward in the Mathare informal settlement in Kenya. Mathare has approximately 500,000 residence; Mango Kubwa itself has approximately 50,000 residents of which 70% of the population is 24 and under. After its inauguration by the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, it became the centerpiece of … Continue reading Football Pitch Make-over through Design Thinking

Historical first – Children propose solutions for inclusive and smart cities at Children & Youth Assembly, Habitat III

“We are a technology savvy generation and we can be a powerful resource to city authorities. We have skills and information that can support efficiency and sustainability in the city,” stated 15-year-old representative from World Vision’s Mexico program. Over 100 children and adolescents from Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, India and Indonesia; from … Continue reading Historical first – Children propose solutions for inclusive and smart cities at Children & Youth Assembly, Habitat III

Itinerant Tactical Urbanism Laboratories: Making the city

Within the framework of Habitat III which will take place in a few days in the city of Quito, it is important to mention all activities, ideas and alternative proposals that are emerging in the city. Itinerant Tactical Urbanism Laboratories (LIUTS), is a proposal made in two neighborhoods of Quito; Santa Clara and Pisulí for … Continue reading Itinerant Tactical Urbanism Laboratories: Making the city

Laboratorios Itinerantes de Urbanismo Táctico: Haciendo ciudad

Dentro del marco del Hábitat III que se llevará a cabo en pocos días en la Ciudad de Quito, es importante mencionar todas las actividades, ideas y propuestas alternas que están surgiendo en la ciudad. Los Laboratorios Itinerantes de Urbanismo Táctico LIUTS, es una propuesta realizada en dos barrios de Quito; Santa Clara y Pisulí, … Continue reading Laboratorios Itinerantes de Urbanismo Táctico: Haciendo ciudad

La Super Urbana llegó a Quito para quedarse

¿Cuándo fue la última vez que la ciudad te hizo feliz? ¿Qué responderías a esta pregunta, si tuvieras frente a ti, una cabina hecha de madera y tela, en la cual te encuentras con una cámara que puede tomar todas las horas de video para que lo respondas? Domingo a domingo, en la ciudad de … Continue reading La Super Urbana llegó a Quito para quedarse

Super Urban Arrived in Quito and it’s Here to Stay

When was the last time the city made you happy? What would you answer, if you were to sit in a video booth – made of fabric and wood – with infinite filming capacity? From Sunday to Sunday, in Quito, Ecuador, the streets will be closed to car traffic and opened to cyclists with Ciclopaseo. … Continue reading Super Urban Arrived in Quito and it’s Here to Stay