Open Mind, Open Society – Why Curiosity Has Never Been More Important

Capacity problems, political conflict and a lack of European solidarity: German authorities have been overwhelmed with the arrival of nearly a million refugees last year. But youth and civil society organizations, such as Plan International Germany, have stepped in. A successful integration is the key to stop growing xenophobia and to lay the fundament for … Continue reading Open Mind, Open Society – Why Curiosity Has Never Been More Important

Vote Now for the next Youth Advisory Board 2015-2017!

The Youth Advisory Board is a youth consultative body that advises the UN-HABITAT on strategies to engage young people in sustainable urban development. Currently heading to its fourth term, the YAB has made tremendous progress in mainstreaming youth issues into UN-HABITAT’s work over the past 7 years. On Friday 31st July, the voting for the … Continue reading Vote Now for the next Youth Advisory Board 2015-2017!

3rd Public Spaces Biennale – Public Spaces in Africa

Streets and Public Spaces as Drivers of Urban Development in Africa The second day kicked off with very interesting session dedicated to the various interventions of public spaces across Africa. Panellists from various institutions and organizations showcased their work in some of Africa’s major cities, including Kigali, Nairobi and Porto-Novo. And what are the main … Continue reading 3rd Public Spaces Biennale – Public Spaces in Africa

The 3rd Public Spaces Biennale kicks off in Rome, Italy!

On Thursday, the third Public Spaces Biennale commenced in the beautiful city of Rome. UN-HABITAT’s team from Programme on Public Spaces organizes several sessions over the three days of the conference. The youth voice is conveyed by the European YAB representative, Dana Podmolikova from Czech Republic. Over 600 speakers are scheduled to take the floor … Continue reading The 3rd Public Spaces Biennale kicks off in Rome, Italy!