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2014
Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing (October 2014)

The scope of the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing is to improve sustainability of housing in the ECE region through effective policies and actions at all levels, supported by  ...
Survey on Land Administration Systems (English and Russian) (September 2014)

The study presented here is the result of a survey to gather comprehensive information on countries' land administration systems. This includes the efficiency of their services, the security of their  ...
Report of the workshop "The Future of Social Housing: Environmental and Social Challenges and the Way Forward" (February 2014)

This document presents summaries of the expert presentations during the workshop. Discussion focused on the impact of the global financial crisis on housing affordability, the responses of different governments, and  ...
2013
Good Practices for Energy-Efficient Housing in the UNECE Region (December 2013)

This report provides practical recommendations to help overcome barriers to energy efficiency in housing. The report builds on the Action Plan for Energy-Efficient Housing in the UNECE Region - a  ...
Statements of Ministers and Delegations at the Ministerial Meeting on Housing and Land Management (December 2013)

This report compiles the speeches made by ministers responsible for housing, spatial planning and land administration and heads of delegations of thirty countries of the UNECE region at the Third Ministerial  ...
Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management: Ukraine (December 2013)

This country profile on the housing and land management sectors of Ukraine is the sixteenth in the series published by the Committee on Housing and Land Management. The country profile programme  ...
Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the ECE region for the period 2014-2020 (October 2013)

The Strategy aims at promoting sustainable housing and land management in the ECE region. It will guide the work of the Committee, its Working Party on Land Administration and the  ...
Challenges and Priorities in Housing and Land Management in the UNECE Region (March 2013)

According to the survey, inefficient use of energy in the housing sector, increased problems of housing affordability due to financial and economic crisis, increased damages from climate changes to housing  ...
2012
Green Homes (reprint) (August 2012)

Green Homes: Towards energy efficient housing in the UNECE region was first issued in 2009, in both English and Russian. Because of the widespread interest in this publication,  ...
Climate Neutral Cities: How to make cities less energy and carbon intensive and more resilient to climatic challenges (April 2012)

This report outlines a range of systemic interrelated measures for a progressive transformation towards low-energy, low-carbon, highly resilient and ultimately climate neutral cities. Its recommendations fall under four main headings,  ...
National Action Plan of Montenegro for Energy Efficiency Measures in the Residential Sector (ENG & MON) (March 2012)

The National Action Plan of Montenegro for Energy Efficiency Measures in the Residential Sector is the first spin-off of the UNECE Action Plan. It aims at assisting the Government of  ...
2011
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Tajikistan (ENG & RUS) (November 2011)

This country profile on the housing sector of Tajikistan is the fifteenth in the series published by the Committee on Housing and Land Management. The country profile programme  ...
Study on the Challenges of Fraud to Land Administration Institutions (July 2011)

Study on the Challenges of Fraud to Land Administration Institutions (2011) This publication presents the results and the conclusions drawn from the analysis of surveys on online access to land-registration information  ...
2010
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Kyrgyzstan  (December 2010)

Country Profile on the Housing Sector: Kyrgyzstan  (2010) This country profile on the housing sector of Kyrgyzstan is the thirteenth in the series published by the Committee on Housing and  ...
Action Plan for Energy-Efficient Housing in the UNECE Region (September 2010)

Action Plan for Energy-Efficient Housing in the UNECE Region (2010) This Action Plan provides a framework for the member States of the region to raise energy efficiency in the housing  ...
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Azerbaijan (September 2010)

Country Profile on the Housing Sector: Azerbaijan (2010) This country profile on the housing sector of Azerbaijan is the fourteenth in the series published by  ...
Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets (April 2010)

Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets: Principles and guidance for the development of a country's real estate sector  (2010) This present framework is intended to give policymakers  ...
The Relationship between Population and Housing (January 2010)

The Relationship Between Population and Housing (2010) The UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management acknowledges the need for Governments to ease adaptation to demographic change through improvements to  ...
2009
Self-Made Cities (December 2009)

Self-Made Cities: In search of sustainable solutions for informal settlements in the UNECE region (2009) This book describes how more than 50 million people in the  ...
Guidance and Good Practice for the Application of Fees and Charges (June 2009)

Guidance and Good Practice for the Application of Fees and Charges for Real Property Cadastre and Registration Services (2009) This study is based on the outcomes of a questionnaire that  ...
Green Homes (April 2009)

Green Homes: Towards Energy-Efficient Housing in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Region (2009) This study outlines key benefits, challenges and prospects that ECE member States should consider for  ...
2008
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Belarus (December 2008)

Country Profile on the Housing Sector: Belarus  (2008) This country profile on the housing sector of Belarus not only provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations to help policymakers develop  ...
Spatial Planning: Key Instrument for Development and Effective Governance (March 2008)

Spatial Planning - Key Instrument for Development and Effective Governance with Special Reference to Countries in Transition (2008) This study identifies the role and benefits of  ...
2007
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Georgia (December 2007)

This Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Georgia is the eleventh in the series published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It contains a comprehensive analysis of the  ...
2006
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Serbia and Montenegro (December 2006)

This Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Serbia and Montenegro is the tenth in the series published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It contains a comprehensive analysis of  ...
Guidelines on Social Housing: Principles and Examples (December 2006)

The UNECE Guidelines on Social Housing are designed to enable policymakers to assess the various policy options that are currently available for the provision of social housing. The  ...
2005
Land Administration in the UNECE Region: Development Trends and Main Principles (December 2005)

This publication is a further contribution of UNECE in the ongoing process of improving land administration systems in the region. It takes into account the developments that have  ...
Trends and Progress in Housing Reforms in South Eastern Europe (October 2005)

This publication is a strategic review on the housing sector in South Eastern Europe undertaken by the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management in cooperation with the  ...
Inventory of Land Administration Systems in Europe and North America, 4th edition (July 2005)

The Inventories are now established as an authoritative source of information on Land Administration systems and organizations across member states of the UNECE. This edition of the Inventory  ...
Housing Finance Systems for Countries in Transition: Principles and Examples (June 2005)

2010 Update: the impact of the sub-prime mortgage crisis Housing plays an important role in a country’s economy and is often an individual’s biggest asset. The availability of housing finance  ...
Social and Economic Benefits of Good Land Administration, 2nd edition (January 2005)

This publication is the second and revised edition of the Statement on Social and Economic Benefits of Good Land Administration, which has the same purpose, namely to engage  ...
2004
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Russian Federation (December 2004)

This Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Russia is the ninth in the series published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It contains a comprehensive analysis of  ...
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Armenia (December 2004)

This Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Armenia is the eight in the series published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It contains a comprehensive analysis of  ...
ECE Guidelines on Real Property Units and Identifiers (December 2004)

These Guidelines have been prepared to address the need for an effective system of land registration, real property units and land parcel identification. The Guidelines aim to assist  ...
2003
Restrictions of Ownership, Leasing, Transfer and Financing of Land and Real Properties in Europe and North America (December 2003)

This study aims to achieve a better understanding of the present legal position on the attitudes to private ownership rights in land and other real property that prevail  ...
Guidelines on Condominium Ownership of Housing for Countries in Transition (June 2003)

These Guidelines aim at providing practical advice and guidance to the many homeowners and to professional administrators of housing condominiums in Central and Eastern Europe. The Guidelines  ...
2002
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Republic of Moldova (December 2002)

This study on the Republic of Moldova's housing sector is the sixth carried out by the ECE Committee on Human Settlements to analyse housing sector reform in countries with economies  ...
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Albania (December 2002)

This Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Albania is the seventh in the series published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. It contains a comprehensive  ...
2001
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Romania (December 2001)

This study on the Romania's housing sector is the fifth carried out by the ECE Committee on Human Settlements to analyse housing sector reform in countries with economies in  transition. These  ...
ECE Strategy for a Sustainable Quality of Life in Human Settlements in the 21st Century (December 2001)

The Strategy is based on the provisions of the Habitat Agenda and Agenda 21, with a particular emphasis on issues of common interest and concern for all countries  ...
Land (Real Estate) Mass Valuation Systems for Taxation Purposes in Europe (December 2001)

The study aims to achieve a better understanding of the present situation with mass valuation of land (real estate) for taxation purposes and to facilitate professional contacts between  ...
2000
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Lithuania (December 2000)

This study on the Lithuania's housing sector is the fourth carried out by the ECE Committee on Human Settlements to analyse housing sector reform in countries with economies in  transition. These  ...
Guide to Adapting Real Property Laws in Central and Eastern Europe (December 2000)

UN Sales Number: E.99.II.E.40 ISBN: 92-1-116741-8  ...
Implementation of Human Settlements Policies on Urban Renewal and Housing Modernization: Budapest Case Study (December 2000)

This publication is an assessment of the implementation of human settlement policies on urban renewal and housing modernization in Budapest. It presents the overall conditions for urban renewal  ...
Implementation of Human Settlements Policies on Urban Renewal and Housing Modernization: Ljubljana Case Study (December 2000)

This case study provides an analysis of the implementation of the urban renewal and housing modernization policies that are currently being pursued in Ljubljana. In its firts part,  ...
Study on Key Aspects of Land Registration and Cadastral Legislation (May 2000)

This is a study on key aspects of land registration and cadastral legislation in the UNECE countries. This report includes replies to a questionnaire sent in 1999 to  ...
1999
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Slovakia (December 1999)

This study on the Slovak housing sector is the third carried out by the ECE Committee on Human Settlements to analyse housing sector reform in countries in transition. These country-  ...
Implementation of Human Settlements Policies on Urban and Housing Modernization: Bratislava Case Study (December 1999)

This case study provides an analysis of the implementation of the urban renewal and housing modernization policies that are currently being pursued in Bratisvala. In its firts part, it describes  ...
1998
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Poland (December 1998)

This study on the Polish housing sector is the second pilot project carried out by the ECE Committee on Human Settlements to analyse housing sector reform in countries in transition.  ...
Major Trends Characterizing Human Settlements Development in the ECE Region (December 1998)

UN Sales Number: E.97.II.E.16 ISBN: 92-1-116695-0  ...
Housing Finance: Key Concepts and Terms (December 1998)

The discussion in this publication focuses on three main areas: preconditions for housing sector transition; housing finance policy issues and instruments; and housing finance institutions. It fills the  ...
Implementation of Human Settlements Policies on Urban and Housing Modernization: Vienna Case Study (December 1998)

Housing policies and urban development cannot be considered in isolation from the social environment and in particular, the general features of the country concerned. This holds especially for  ...
1997
Human Settlements Trends in Central and Eastern Europe (December 1997)

This study highlights the main trends in the housing sector and in urban and regional planning in Central and Eastern Europe. The transition and the resulting economic recession  ...
1996
Country Profiles on the Housing Sector: Bulgaria  (December 1996)

This study on the Bulgarian housing sector is the first project of a new programme element of the ECE Comittee on Human Settlements, which foresees a series of country studies  ...
Guidelines on Sustainable Human Settlements Planning and Management (December 1996)

These guidelines will be invaluable to all national decision and policy makers in the field of human settlements.They will assist member governments in reviewing and adapting policies, legislation  ...
ECE Compendium of Model Provisions for Building Regulations (December 1996)

A compendium that aims to provide up-to-date material to assist public authorities and other bodies concerned in the revision of national building regulations and related documents. It is also hoped  ...
Strategies to Implement Human Settlements Policies on Urban Renewal and Housing Modernization (December 1996)

A concise publication drawing together the most recent thinking on urban renewal, giving positive overall recommendations for both Western and Eastern countries. UN Sales Number: E.96.II.E.8  ...
Towards Sustainable Human Settlements Development in the ECE Region (December 1996)

A concise publication drawing together the most recent thinking on urban renewal, giving positive overall recommendations for both Western and Eastern countries. UN Sales Number: E.96.II.E.6  ...
Land Administration Guidelines With Special Reference to Countries in Transition (December 1996)

These Guidelines define land administration as the process whereby land and the information about land may be effectively managed. They are mainly written for senior governmental staff and politicians engaged  ...
1993
Housing Policy Guidelines: The Experience of ECE with Special Reference to Countries in Transition (December 1993)

This report discusses the general framework of housing policy and its three-stage development after the Second World War. It includes the preconditions for a functioning housing market and  ...

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