How do we tackle urban sprawl in Sri Lanka?

Thursday 28 June 2018, Urban sprawl is one of the key challenges facing Sri Lanka’s cities today. Sprawl development, typically defined as uncoordinated, low density urban expansion, involves rapid land consumption as cities expand and swallow up surrounding rural areas. Globally, urban sprawl is associated with a number of undesirable city attributes, from traffic jams

“Greening” Plantation Settlements in Nuwara Eliya District

August 2018, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat is actively promoting a green environment in the plantation settlements where new houses are being constructed through the Indian Housing Project (IHP-CUP). In collaboration with community members and the Department of Agriculture, UN-Habitat has implemented a special environment programme to promote a number of greening initiatives including organic

UN-Habitat Conducts Job Fair for Youth in the Nuwara Eliya District

April 30, 2018, Nuwara Eliya. A job fair was held by UN-Habitat in March 2018 at the Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat premises to support youth in remote villages and estates to find suitable employment opportunities. Organised in collaboration with the Non-Governmental Organisation – Berendina Employment Center (Gte) Ltd, the main objective of the job fair


Video: Reclaiming their land, reclaiming their lives

The EU funded “Catalytic Support to Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka Programme” is mandated to ensure early confidence building measures to build trust which will contribute positively to peacebuilding in Sri Lanka. Output 4.2 of the project implemented by UN-Habitat, seeks to ensure  that vulnerable households in the Northern Province are supported to secure their land


Evaluation of UN-Habitat Sri Lanka Country Programme 2013-2017

Overview Since 1978, UN-Habitat has supported the development of human settlements policies in Sri Lanka.1 Since this time, UN-Habitat has cooperated with the Government to initiate a range of national programmes and projects.2 After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, UN-Habitat increased its support of Sri Lanka. The Southern Coast and North-East experienced severe damage, with