Multimedia

Video: Urban Sprawl and Compact Cities

Urban sprawl is one of the key challenges facing Sri Lankan cities today. This video highlights the issues of sprawl such as rapid land consumption, longer travel times for commuters, and increased vulnerability to natural disasters. It introduces the concept of “compact cities”, which are high-density and cover a small area, as an antidote to ...

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Achieving the SDGs in Sri Lanka’s urban areas.

The Government of Sri Lanka is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But what does this mean for Sri Lanka’s cities? This video highlights the importance of Sri Lanka’s Cities in achieving the SDGs and the vital need to conserve green and public spaces in urban areas. It also highlights that action is ...

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Is Sri Lanka one of the Least Urbanised Countries on Earth?

Population data suggests that Sri Lanka is one of the least urbanised countries on earth. However, recent spatial analysis challenges this representation, suggesting rapid urban expansion in peripheral areas is not captured in population statistics. UN-Habitat is currently assessing the spatial dynamics of Sri Lanka’s urbanisation. The analysis is being conducted across the country’s 9 ...

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Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Sri Lanka: Funded by the Government of Japan

From 2013 – 2017, UN-Habitat partnered with the Government of Japan and the Government of Sri Lanka to support conflict affected communities to rebuild infrastructure facilities in the North and East of Sri Lanka. This video documentary highlights UN-Habitat’s participatory process of project implementation and the key project outputs of the programme including learning spaces, ...

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Video Documentary: Enabling Growth with Resilience

This video documentary highlights the key activities and outputs of the project “Human Development Initiative (HDI) through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka”. Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and implemented by UN-Habitat, the HDI project is contributing towards human development in Nuwara Eliya District. The key project ...

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Rebuilding homes, Transforming lives

The Indian Housing Project is a housing reconstruction project funded by the Government of India and implemented through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat is one of the implementing agencies responsible for the construction and repair of 17,945 conflict damaged houses. The project is implemented through a homeowner driven methodology ...

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Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing

Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing, a project funded by European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation helps the reconstruction of homes for 4,350 families, in the conflict affected districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Batticaloa. More information can be found at: Improving Living Conditions in ...

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Video: Voices from the field

Support to Conflict Affected People through Housing, a project funded by European Union, Australian Government (AusAID) and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) helped the reconstruction of homes for nearly 4,700 families, in the conflict affected districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar. ...

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