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Integrating the Green and Brown Agendas in a Climate Change Context. Guide for the formulation of Environmental Local Agendas in Colombia (Spanish)  
View Details Climate change is as obvious as severe is the peril it suppose for ecosystems, infrastructure, livelihoods and health itself. We do have, however, ways to reduce its damages, decreasing the intensity of effects (mitigation) and minimizing the vuln...
Year: 2010, Number of pages: 70, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (September, 2010)  
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This edition covers the following topics:

  • Buildings, Climate Change and Cities;
  • Ecuador: Eco-Materials for Low Cost and Sustainable building;
  • World Green Building Council;
  • Builders Kick-Start...
Year: 2010, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP/LA21 en Arequipa  
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La Estrategia de Apoyo a la Gestión Urbano Ambiental de Arequipa fue iniciada por la Municipalidad Provincial de Arequipa a principios del 2003 y finalizó su segunda fase en enero del 2007. Ha sido apoyada por PNUMA y UN-Habitat, organismos que ju...

Year: 2009, Number of pages: 40, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme in Zambia (1994-2007)  
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In Zambia the Sustainable Cities Programme was implemented in Lusaka from 1994-2001 to address high levels of poverty and inequality experienced in the city resulting from a shrinking economy as the co...

Year: 2009, Number of pages: 40, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities China Programme (1996-2007): A  
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The Sustainable Cities Programme was first implemented in 1996 in Shenyang and Wuhan, in China. From this initial experience, the environmental Planning and Management methodology was integrated in urban management to address pressing environmenta...

Year: 2009, Number of pages: 44, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme in Peru  
View Details Nuevos enfoques para construir procesos de planificación urbana y gestión ambiental en la ciudad se hacen necesarios para que la funcionalidad de los mismos sea sostenible. Esta experiencia demuestra la importancia de integrar y asociar estrategias d...
Year: 2009, Number of pages: 28, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme in the Philippines ((1998-2007) - A compendium of good practices  
View Details The Sustainable CitiesProgramme/LA21 Programme in the Philippines was started in 1998 by UN-HABITAT in collaboration with the department of the environment and Natural Resources. It was targeted at secondary towns and was perceived as a localization ...
Year: 2009, Number of pages: 54, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (February, 2009)  
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This edition covers the following topics:

  • Ushering a new era of urban Planning and Management
  • Urban Environment Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Philippines: Strengthening institutional capacity to adapt to C...
Year: 2009, Periodicity: Biannually, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
ecoBudget  
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Decision makers in local government face the ongoing challenge of how to provide services to the residents with limited resources. Whether drilling a new well to provide drinking water, renewing a road surface, buying new buses or issuing drivin...

Year: 2009, Number of pages: 28, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Financing Urban Development around Lake Victoria  
View Details The publication is a toolkit specifically prepared to help local authorities raise internal and external resources to finance implementation of priority projects and programmes. It provides useful steps, skills and resources to aid the process of f...
Year: 2009, Number of pages: 64, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Urban Energy Planning  
View Details The main purpose of this handbook is to assist people who are working in or with local government to develop sustainable energy and climate action plans and implementation programmes. There can be no single recipe for all cities ? e so it is up to ea...
Year: 2009, Number of pages: 83, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (February, 2008)  
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This edition covers the following topics:

  • Cities and Climate Change:The Road from Bali to Copenhagen
  • Esmeraldas LA21:Planning for a Changing Climate
  • UNEP Helps Bangkok Tackle Climate Change
  • Climate-proofing Cape ...
Year: 2008, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Promoting Biodiversity In and Around the Lake Victoria Basin  
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This Working Paper critically assesses the potential role of local authorities in promoting biodiversity conservation in the Lake Victoria Cities within the existing global framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It sets the broader c...

Year: 2008, Number of pages: 40, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (September, 2008)  
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This edition covers the following topics:

  • World Urban Forum 4: Harmonious Urbanization
  • Improving cities through Localizing Agenda 21: Bayamo, Cuba
  • World Cities Summit in Singapore
  • UNEP works with Nairobi to impro...
Year: 2008, Periodicity: Biannually, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Tale of 2 cities  
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The world continues to urbanize at an unprecedented pace and this year, for the first time ever, over half of the world’s population will be living in cities. While cities consume a major share of the planet’s resources and have often been the loc...

Year: 2007, Number of pages: 32, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (January, 2007)  
View Details Cities play a key role in environment issues and environment issues play a key role in urban development. To strengthen their coordination and cooperation UN-HABITAT and UNEP are developing a strategic framework.
Year: 2007, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (September, 2007)  
View Details This edition features stories about: Cities and Biodiversity: No Longer Foes; Hailin City, China: Boundless forest on a snowy plateau; Lake Victoria Cities and Biodiversity; Curitiba - The City of People; Partners: Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB)...
Year: 2007, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
UN-HABITAT and Climate Change  
View Details At the dawn of a new urban era with most of humanity now living in cities, UN-HABITAT is at the frontline of the battle against fast growing urban poverty, rapid urbanisation, unemployment, disasters and the scourge of climate change.
Year: 2007, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (January, 2006)  
View Details As cities in developing countries grow rapidly, their energy needs are also increasing. The rapid rise in energy use in developing cities is causing local, regional as well as global environmental problems.
Year: 2006, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Gestion de l’ Environnement Urbain  
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Le programme Agendas 21 locaux est basé sur la compréhension du rapport entre le développement et l’environnement. Considérant que le développement urbain et économique affecte l’environnement et que la disponibilité et la qualité des ressources e...

Year: 2006, Number of pages: 22, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Sri Lanka Programme 1999-2004  
View Details The Government of Sri Lanka launched the Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) under the auspices of UN-HABITAT & UNDP in December 1999. The initial objective was to help three municipal councils located in the Greater Colombo Core Area to experimen...
Year: 2006, Number of pages: 36, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (september 2006)  
View Details Steering Sustainable urbanization in Africa

Modern cities are generally associated with vibrant economies that have opportunities for investments and development. In both developed and developing countries, cities generate a share of gross d...

Year: 2006, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Ecosystems and Biodiversity, The Role of Cities involvement  
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Although cities occupy just 2 per cent of the Earth’s surface, their inhabitants use 75 per cent of the planet’s natural resources. Cities draw on their surrounding ecosystems for goods and services, and their products and emissions can affect reg...

Year: 2006, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Coastal Pollution, Role of Cities  
View Details From space, the earth looks blue. Over 70 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water, the majority of which is in the world’s seas and oceans. Half the world’s population lives within 100 km of the sea, and three-quarters of all large cities...
Year: 2006, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Cities Programme, 1990 - 2000: A Decade of United Nations Support for Broad-based participatory management of Urban Development (2002),  
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 A Decade of United Nations Support for Broad-based participatory management of Urban Development (2002),

Year: 2006, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (September, 2005)  
View Details The latest edition is published. Inside the third edition you find information about:
  • A secret well kept - How could 10,000 cities access it?
  • SCP in Nigeria:Towards Participatory Urban Planning
  • Capacity Building: Success and ...
Year: 2005, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme in Tanzania 1992-2003: The SCP Documentation Series  
View Details The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) started in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam in 1992 under an initiative known as the Sustainable Dar es Salaam Project. Dar es Salaam was one of the first demonstration cities in Africa where environmental p...
Year: 2005, Number of pages: 27, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Documentation Series n. 2:The sustainable cities programme in Tanzania 1992-2003  
View Details The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) started in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam in 1992 under an initiative known as the Sustainable Dar es Salaam Project. Dar es Salaam was one of the first demonstration cities in Africa where environmental p...
Year: 2005, Number of pages: 112, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Documentation Series n. 3: the sustainable Dar es Salaam Project 1992-2003  
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Dar es Salaam is the main industrial and commercial centre of the United Republic of Tanzania. It is a coastal city, located along the Indian Ocean. It has a population of approximately 2.5 million with an annual growth rate of 4.3%...

Year: 2005, Number of pages: 31, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (January, 2005)  
View Details The Tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean region on 26 December 2004 ravaged coastal communities in many countries and impacted the lives of people throughout the region. Among other countries, UNEP and UN-HABITAT responded to the situation in Sri lanka....
Year: 2005, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (August, 2004)  
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In 2003, the Bayamo environmental profile assessed that 80 per cent of public...

Year: 2004, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme Flyer (2004) English  
View Details Aims to assist cities in achieving more environmentally sustainable growth and development
Supports local authorities in capacity development through a process of agreeing and implementig well balanced enviromental planning and management (EPM)...
Year: 2004, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme Flyer (2004) French  
View Details qui a pour objectif d’aider les villes à atteindre une croissance et un développement plus durables pour l’environnement d’aider les autorités locales à développer leurs capacités grâce à un processus d’acceptation et de mise en oeuvre de stratégies ...
Year: 2004, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
The Sustainable Cities Programme Flyer (2004) Spanish  
View Details Un programa de ONU-Hábitat/PNUMA tiene por finalidad ayudar a las ciudades a lograr un crecimiento y desarrollo ambientalmente sostenibles. Apoya a las autoridades locales en el fomento de la capacidad mediante un proceso consistente en acordar y apl...
Year: 2004, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Trialogues: Localising Agenda 21  
View Details Urban Trialogues is about inclusive planning for sustainable urban development. It contains theory and practice relating to the Local Agenda 21 Programme, which focuses on environmental planning and management in urban areas. The book presents case s...
Year: 2004, Number of pages: 259, Type of publication: Book
SCP Documentation Series n.4:The sustainable cities Sri Lanka Programme (1999-2004)  
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Year: 2004, Number of pages: 34, Type of publication: Book
Sustainable Cities Programme 1990 - 2000  
View Details The publication highlights the Sustainable Cities Programmes approach and reviews the achievements in the period from 1990 to 2000 and looks ahead to future directions of the SCP based lessons of experience gathered from the ongoing city projects.
Year: 2002, Number of pages: 47, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Implementation and Replication of SCP process at city and national level  
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Year: 2001, Number of pages: 0, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 9: Measuring Progress in Environmental Planning and Management  
View Details Measuring Progress in EPM
Year: 2001, Number of pages: 209, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Introductory Training Materials On The Urban Environmental Planning And Management (EPM) Process - Trainers Guide  
View Details Introductory Training Materials On The Urban Environmental Planning And Management (EPM) Process - Trainers Guide
Year: 2001, Number of pages: 211, Type of publication: Book
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 6: Urban Air Quality Management - Handbook  
View Details The document systematically underlines an effective process for urban air quality management, with an emphasis on sequence of activities. It discusses the formulation and implementation of participatory urban air quality management and is designed fo...
Year: 2001, Number of pages: 92, Type of publication: Book
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 8: Integrating Gender Responsiveness in Enviromental Planning and Management  
View Details Environmental Planning and Management: (EPM Source Book Series) This source Book examines how a consistent gender responsive approach to urban environment planning and management will result in cities which are economically more efficient, socially m...
Year: 2000, Number of pages: 163, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 7: Building an Environmental Management and Information System (EMIS)  
View Details This updated and extended second edition of the Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) Handbook with Toolkit describes the set-up of an EMIS as well as its role and purpose in urban management. It is targeted at decision makers and urban ...
Year: 2000, Number of pages: 221, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Cities and Local Governance (SCP, Nairobi 1996)  
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The urban environment and local governance has been accorded unparalleled attention in the recent international debate on development. UNCED, the 1992 Earth Summit, will be remembered as the conference in w...

Year: 2000, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Ciudades Sustentables y Gobierno Local (SCP, Nairobi 2000)  
View Details Una ciudad sustentable es una ciudad donde los logros alcanzados en el desarrollo social, económico y físico son perdurables. Una ciudad sustentable posee una oferta continua de los recursos naturales en los que basa su desarrollo (y los utiliza a un...
Year: 2000, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities Durables et Governance Locale (SCP, Nairobi 2000)  
View Details Une cite durable est une ville dont le développement social, économique et physique est fait pour durer. Une cité durable est approvisionée de façon constante en ressources naturelles nécessaires à son développement (qu’elle sait exploiter avec parci...
Year: 2000, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Cities Programme 1990-2000  
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The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is a world-wide technical cooperation activity of the United Nations. It works at city level in collaboration with local partners to strengthen their capabilities for environmental planning and m...

Year: 1999, Number of pages: 81, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 5: Institutionalising the Environmental Planning and Management Process  
View Details The SCP process is said to be institutionalised when it is understood, widely accepted and routinely applied to decision making in environmental and urban management and planning. This publication tries to explain changes in management approaches and...
Year: 1999, Number of pages: 123, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 4: Formulating Issue Specific Strategies and Action Plans  
View Details Volume 4 of the SCP Source Book series describes the Issue Specific Strategies and Action Plans as they are developed through an SCP city project.It explains Issue Specific Strategies and Action Plans- what they are and how they can best be formulate...
Year: 1999, Number of pages: 4, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 3: Establishing and Supporting a Working Group Process  
View Details This publication tries to explain how key stakeholders are identified and sensitised. It further tries explaining that key stakeholders are those who seriously affected by the issue, those whose capital, expertise and information is crucial to resolv...
Year: 1998, Number of pages: 123, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Process Activities: A snapshot of what are they and how they are implemented  
View Details SCP Process Activities: A snapshot of what are they and how they are implemented
Year: 1998, Number of pages: 19, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 1: Preparing the SCP Environmental Profile  
View Details The publication, the first volume in the SCP Source Book Series, gives a step by step explanation of how to prepare a very special Environmental Profile which is used in the SCP. The explanation is detailed and systematic,aimed at the professionals a...
Year: 1998, Number of pages: 109, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP): Approach and Implementation (1998)  
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Approach and Implementation

Year: 1998, Number of pages: 79, Type of publication: Book
The SCP Process Activities: A Snapshot of what they are and how they are implemented (SCP, Nairobi 1998)  
View Details The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) promotes a city management methodology (process) which shifts fundamentally from the traditional technology driven and resource focused development models, and builds on the following basic premises:

Year: 1998, Number of pages: 19, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
SCP Source Book Series, Volume 2: Organising, Conducting and Reporting an SCP City Consultation  
View Details The second volume of the SCP Source Book series describes the SCP City Consultation, explaining its role and purpose in the SCP process, and how it is prepared and conducted. To further assist those implementing the SCP project, the publication conta...
Year: 1998, Number of pages: 113, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
A Tale of Four Cities  
View Details Cities share common crises which endanger the sustainability of our habitat. This programme looks at the lives of ordinary families and describes the deteriorating urban environment in Chennai (India), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Katowice (Poland) and ...
Year: 1998, Video format:, Type of publication: Video
Given a Voice... Poor Urban Children in Accra  
View Details In the fast growing cities of Africa such as Accra, more and more children are neglected. Urban renewal is not possible without taking into account the needs and concerns of the poor children of our cities.
Year: 1997, Video format:, Type of publication: Video
EPM Source Book Vol. 2- Experiencias en ciudades y Apoyo internacional  
View Details Experiencias en ciudades y Apoyo internacional
Year: 1997, Number of pages: 190, Type of publication: Book
EPM Source Book Vol. 1-Implementing the Urban Environment Agenda:  
View Details This is the first of a series of three volumes of Source Books on Environmental Planning and Management (EPM). Volume 1, "Implementing the Urban Environment Agenda" is a carefully designed, user-friendly guide on how to carry out each sta...
Year: 1997, Number of pages: 108, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
EPM Source Book Vol. 3- Urban Environment Forum Directory(THE)  
View Details EPM Source Book Vol. 3: The directory contains full contact addresses of all members of the Urban Environment Forum, a global coalition defined by the shared concerns of its members, who are development practitioners centrally concerned with urban ...
Year: 1997, Number of pages: 79, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
EPM Source Book Vol. 2 - City experience and international support  
View Details This is one of the products of the City Summit and its development was stimulated and accelerated by the special spirit of cooperation and partnership generated by Habitat II. It illustrates the impressive range of initiatives and actions with whic...
Year: 1997, Number of pages: 186, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Cities and Local Governance (SCP, Nairobi 1996)  
View Details A Sustainable City is a city where achievements in social, economic, and physical development are made to last. A Sustainable City has a lasting supply of the natural resources on which its development depends (using them only at a level of sustainab...
Year: 1996, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
A Vision for Essaouira  
View Details The grand hopes for an ecologically sustainable future comes down to the micro-management polices of local authorities. To help Localise Agenda 21, UNCHS(Habitat) is working with the local authority of Essauoira, a small seaside resort in Morocco.
Year: 1995, Video format:, Type of publication: Video
A Flight of Flamingoes  
View Details Unless the urban expansion of Nakuru is designed carefully, it could threaten the flamingoes of the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park. As part of its Localising Agenda 21 Initiative, UNCHS (Habitat) is working with the Municipality of Nakuru to ...
Year: 1995, Video format:, Type of publication: Video
Place, Role and Prospects of Urban Planning as an Instrument of Sustainable urban development and management proceed (THE)  
View Details An international conference on “Reappraising the Urban Planning Process as an instrument for Sustainable Development and Management” held at the UN offices in Gigiri in October 1994.
Year: 1995, Number of pages: 25, Type of publication: Book
Aplicacion del Programa 21  
View Details Aplicacion del Programa 21
Year: 1994, Number of pages: 28, Type of publication: Book
Katowice  
View Details This video is the second in a projected series on the work of the Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP). In this programme the environmental consequences of industrialization and economy are brought into focus in Katowice, Poland.
Year: 1993, Video format:, Type of publication: Video
 
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