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URBAN OBSERVATORY: GENERAL OVERVIEW. UN-HABITAT Second Regional Conference on Creativity and Development Initiatives in Arab Cities, Amman-Jordan 27-29 April 2009. WHAT IS AN URBAN OBSERVATORY?.

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URBAN OBSERVATORY:

GENERAL OVERVIEW

UN-HABITAT Second Regional Conference on Creativity and Development Initiatives in Arab Cities,

Amman-Jordan 27-29 April 2009

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WHAT IS AN URBAN OBSERVATORY?

Urban Observatory is a network of Global/National/Local stakeholders responsible for producing, analyzingand monitoringurban indicators and disseminating information.

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WHY URBAN OBSERVATORY?

  • Lack of urban information at National,
  • Regional and City level.
  • Distorted assessment of city potentials
  • and problems

3. Lack of systematic connection between

data producers

4. Disconnection between data, information

and policy formulation

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URBAN OBSERVATORY OBJECTIVES

  • Increasing urban knowledge.
  • Linking the knowledge to policies
  • Monitoring urban trends
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URBAN OBSERVATORY:

UN HABITAT RESPONSE TO THE

“URBAN ERA”

UN HABITAT aims at:

- Assist Governments and Partners with the Collection and Analysis of urban data to improve urban management.

- Enhance the use of knowledge and urban indicators for policy formulation.

- Synthesize and disseminate information.

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URBAN OBSERVATORY: BETTER

INFORMATION FOR BETTER DECISION

MAKING

GUO

RUO

RUO

RUO

NUO

LUO

LUO

LUO

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GLOBAL URBAN OBSERVATORIES:

FUNCTIONS AND PRODUCTS

FUNCTIONS

  • Monitoring Global Progress in implementing the Habitat Agenda.
  • Monitoring Global urban conditions and trends.

PRODUCTS

  • Global Urban Observatory Network.
  • Global Urban Observatory Database.
  • Global report “State of the World’s Cities”.
  • Monitoring Urban Inequities Programme.
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SHELTER

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ERADICATION OF POVERTY

ENVIRONMENTAL

MANAGEMENT

ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNANCE

20 KEY INDICATORS

9 CHECK LIST

INDICATORS

13 EXTENSIVE

INDICATORS

GUO:

PRIORITY SECTORS AND INDICATORS

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FROM DATA TO LUO/NUO

Priority Sectors Identification

Reviewing data

Refer to Habitat Agenda Indicators

and to other international and local indicators .

Formulate indicators and create indicators

database

Visualize indicators

( GIS based maps, tables and graphics)

Indicators analysis

updating

Information products

Indicators Monitoring System

Dissemination of information and networking

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URBAN OBSERVATORY IN ARAB REGION

UN-HABITAT Second Regional Conference on creativity and initiatives in Arab Cities,

Amman-Jordan 27-29 April 2009

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BAHRAIN

EGYPT

YEMEN

JORDAN

SYRIA

LEBANON

TUNISIA

SAUDI ARABIA

NATIONAL URBAN OBSERVATORIES

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NUOs IN ARAB REGION: SECTORS

HABITAT AGENDA SECTORS

SOCIAL

DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

HOUSING

ENVIRONMENTAL

MANAGEMENT

LOCAL

GOVERNANCE

PRIORITY SECTORS

YEMEN NUO – Housing and informal settlement

EGYPT NUO – Housing and land development

JORDAN NUO – Poverty, Health , Education,

Environment, Water and Shelter

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NUOs IN ARAB REGION: COMMON

CARACHTERISTICS

Indicators – from 20 to 50 HABITAT AGENDA and locals.

Products – City/Country Profiles, Website, brochures.

GIS – All NUOs use GIS. Some need to strengthen their capacity.

Networking – All NUOs are in the process of strengthening the network with the existing LUOs and supporting the establishment with additional LUOs.

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SWEIDA (Syria)

TYRE, BINT JBEIL , MARAJAAYOUN AND SIN AL FYL (Lebanon)

KHARTOUM

AMMAN

ALMEDINAH

(municipality and

8 cities within Medina Region)

TRIPOLI

JEDDAH

SANA’A, ADEN AND TAIZ

MECCA

ALEPPO

GASSIM

TAIF

ABHA

LOCAL URBAN OBSERVATORIES

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LUOs IN ARAB REGION: SECTORS

1. HABITAT AGENDA SECTORS

2. SPECIFIC FOCUS

JEDDAH LUO – Environmental planning, urban pollution, Jeddah

Strategic Plan and MDGs

TRIPOLI LUO – Environment and sustainable development

TYRE, BINT JBEIL AND MARJAAYOUN LUOs – Post war

reconstruction activities mainly in urban planning and infrastructure

needs

ALMEDINAH – Regional Planning, Child Protection, Education.

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LUOs IN ARAB REGION: COMMON

CARACHTERISTICS

Indicators – from 20 to 110/ HABITAT AGENDA, MDG and locals.

Products – City/Country Profiles, reports, Website, brochures.

GIS – All LUOs use GIS. Some need to strengthen their capacity.

Networking – All LUOs are in the process of strengthening the network with NUOs and other urban observatories.

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RECOMMENDATIONS

Conditions for creating a sustainable urban observatory:

  • Proper Institutional Framework and
  • appropriate skills
  • Sense of ownership at
  • decision making level

3. Systematic updating and monitoring

of data and indicators

  • Strengthening the network between
  • National and Local Urban Observatories
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URBAN OBSERVATORY IN ARAB

REGION: FUTURE STEPS

- Review the list of indicators for each Urban Observatory and their monitoring system.

- Create a common platform, a network between Urban Observatories in Arab Region.

- Create Regional Urban Observatory to be connected to the Global Urban Observatory

- Monitoring Urban Trends in Arab Region

- Develop the State of Arab Cities Report.