UN-Habitat’s Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme (BLP) was created in 1997 in order to identify and showcase innovative, exemplary projects of sustainable development, especially in urban areas. Members of the Program vet and select nominations from around the world, ultimately choosing a handful of notable “Best Practices,” defined as programs and interventions that have “made a lasting contribution to improving the quality of life and the sustainability of cities and communities.”All Best Practices are peer-reviewed and have been successfully implemented in the field. Together with Good or Promising practices, the winning practices comprise a database of over 4,000 projects as of 2012.
The Program’s members form a global network of grassroots organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions, including specialists in housing, urban planning and development, environmental management, architecture, economic development, social inclusion, crime prevention, cultural heritage, municipal finance and management, infrastructure and social services, among others. The contest is held bi-annually.
I2UD is a member of the BLP, and reviews nominees every two years. Below are links to the winners from 2012, and a link to the database. What programs await for you to discover?
Main database: http://www.unhabitat.org/bp/bp.list.aspx
Housing for Sub-Saharan Africa
Metro Red Line
||Local Authority||United Arab Emirates (UAE)
City Public Toilets
Big Blue Association
of Organic Vegetable Gardens at School
Rural Markets for Sanitation
Participation as the Basis for Citizenship
Techo para mi Pais
Conservator – Extrema, Brazil
empowerment in harsh climatic and social-cultural