1998 Dubai International Award for Best Practices  
 

Report of the Technical Advisory Committee
Hosted by the City of Vienna, Austria
7-10 July 1998

HS\523\98E
ISBN 92-1-131379-1

Overview and Contents

 


THE SHORT LIST OF 40 BEST PRACTICES
The following list of submissions were forwarded to the Best Practices Jury for the selection of the 10 recipients of the 1998 Dubai International Award for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment:

Africa
KENYA
Kipepeo Project
Mathare Youth Self-Help Slum and Environmental Cleanup Project

SENEGAL
Management and Community Valorisation of Domestic Waste by the Women

SOUTH AFRICA
An Integrated Development Project in the Greater Mafikeng Area

TANZANIA
Community Infrastructure (Upgrading) Programme (CIP)

Arab States
EGYPT
Household Solid Waste Management - Zabbaleen Garbage Collectors
National Public Scheme for Conserving Drinking Water

MOROCCO
One woman two trees (Planting trees for Improving Living Conditions)

QATAR
The Centre for Computer Information Systems - Integrated Infrastructure system

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
(Provision of care for orphans of) Natural and Human Made Catastrophies

Asia and Pactific
AUSTRALIA
Crystal Waters Permaculture Village

CHINA
Deepening Reform to Gain the Sustainable Development of Foshan City
The Comprehensive Improvement of the Urban Environment of Zhuhai

INDIA
Innovative Urban Partnership in Ahmedabad, clustering the following three submissions:

Ahmedabad: Innovative Urban Partnerships
Preparation of the Ahmedabad Walled City Revitalization Plan
Design for Redevelopment of C.G. Road
Surat’s Experiences in Urban Governance, Environment and Public Management, clustering the following submissions:
Preparation of the Surat Inner City Revitalization Plan
Urban Governance in Environment and Public Health Management

PHILIPPINES
Fighting Hunger and Powerlessness with our Own Hands
Naga City Participatory Planning Initiatives
Urban Poor Elderly Health Workers

Europe
ALBANIA
‘The Breglumasi Program’ - An Urban and Social Development Initiative

AUSTRIA
Solar City Pichling:Sustainable Urban Development, Linz, Austria
Biowaste Management - Organic Farming, Vienna
Fawos- Prevention of Homelessness

GERMANY
Mütterzentren Bundesverband Geschäftsstelle (Mother Centers)

ROMANIA
Social Service in Sector 6 of Bucharest
Habitat and Art in Romania Programme

SPAIN
L'Hospitalet for Civic-Mindedness
Programmes for Improving the Urban Environment in Malaga
Community Development and Socio-Labour Intervention in the Periphery

Latin America and the Caribbean
BRAZIL
Cabocla Agrarian Reform Project
Income Generation, Dignity and Citizenship
The Interiorization Project of the Carlos Gomes Foundation
Doutores Da Alegria (Doctors of Happiness)

CHILE
Citizen Action for Justice and Democracy

COLOMBIA
Urban Sub-centres for Citizen Life in the Low Income Areas of Medellin

MEXICO
UCISV-VER Housing Program for the Peripheral Areas of Xalapa, Veracruz

North America
CANADA
The Auto-Recycling Best Practices
The Western Valley Development Authority
Waterloo Region Opportunities Planning

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Interface's Journey to Sustainability
Improving Urban Earthquake Risk Management in Developing Countries

 
Table 1: Short-listed Best Practices by Region and by Category
CATEGORY Africa Arab States Asia Pacific Europe LAC NA
Shelter, Urban infrastructure and city-wide development 2 1 - 1 1 -
Sustainable human settlement
development & Local Agenda 21
1 2 2 2 - 1
Experimental and innovative practices 1 1 - 1 2 2
Governance and Civic Engagement - - 4 2 2 -
Social services, social equity and inclusion 1 1 2 4 2 2
Total 5 5 8 10 7 5
 
 
Table 2: Principal Partner Involved in the Implementation of Short-listed Best Practices
CATEGORY Government Local Authorities NGOs/CBOs Private Sector Academia &Research Other
Africa 1 1 3 - - -
Arab States 3 1 1 - - -
Asia & Pacific - 4 3 1 - -
Europe - 4 5 1 - -
Latin America & Caribbean 1 1 2 3 - -
North America - 1 2 2 - -
Total 5 12 15 7 - -


For more information on these and other good and best practices, please go to the Habitat Best Practices Database, or contact: The Coordinator,
Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme (BLP)
UN-Habitat
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (254 20) 623029; 623799; 624328
Fax: (254 20) 623080, 624266, 624267
Email:
bestpractices@unhabitat.org
 
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