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UGEC Contributes Response to UN Habitat 3 Issue Papers

habitat3Members of the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project network have contributed comments to the Habitat III Issue papers.

The Habitat III Issue Papers are summary documents that address one or more research areas, highlight general findings, and identify research needs on topics related to housing and sustainable urban development.  They are meant to provide in depth review and analysis of specific issues relevant to the discussions of the Habitat III Conference, to be held October 17 – 20, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.

Many thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and efforts in putting this document together.

Click here to read the UGEC Response Paper

UGEC SSC Member leads Workshop on Resilience to Climate Change in Honiara, Solomon Islands

Alexei at Honiara

UGEC SSC Member Darryn McEvoy, along with UGEC Viewpoints author Alexei Trundle, recently led a two day urban resilience and climate adaptation forum in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on August 4-5, 2015.  It was sponsored by UN-Habitat and included other experts from RMIT University.

Click here for more details: “Honiara a Pacific Leader in Increasing City Resilience to Climate Change” – The Island Sun

Internships Available at UN-HABITAT Office for Asia and the Pacific


UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific announces several internships in the Regional Office (Fukuoka), the Liaison Office in Bangkok and numerous country offices throughout the region.

Students or recent graduates with a broad range of backgrounds such as urban planning, urban management, housing, water and sanitation, DRR and Climate Change, development studies are encouraged to apply.


Please note that Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Unfortunately the United Nations Internship programme does not provide any funding.

For more information and to apply: