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Other Keywords:

    Social Exclusion/Integration:

  1. Apartments for Women, Families and People in Different Generations - Germany
  2. The Big Issue - United Kingdom
  3. The Brazilian Experience of Team Work to Mothers Head of Families - Brazil
  4. The Bronx Center - "Don't Move, Improve" - USA
  5. A City for All - Barrier-Free Environment - Finland
  6. Community Information Resource Center - South Africa
  7. The European Charter for Women in the City - Belgium
  8. Homeless Families Program - USA
  9. Housing for Mentally Retarded in Notteroy - Norway
  10. Kaantabay sa Kauswagan - An Urban Poor Program in Naga City - Philippines
  11. McAuley Village - USA
  12. Mobile Clinics Program in Maracaibo - Venezuela
  13. National Association of Colombian "Recicladores" - Colombia
  14. Positive Action for Training in Housing (PATH) - United Kingdom
  15. Project on Sites and Services for Low-Income Family Groups - Argentina
  16. Public Policies for Food Supplies in Belo Horizonte City - Brazil
  17. Recycling and Job Creation, Chattanooga - USA
  18. Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI) in Central London - United Kingdom
  19. Santos: Integrated Children's and Family Program - Brazil
  20. Shelter Upgrading in Agadir - Morocco
  21. Sustainable Development Step-by-Step: Kehypaja at Iisalmi - Finland
  22. Tangentyere Council - Indigenous Urban Settlement - Australia
  23. Urban Basic Service for Mothers and Children in Peri-urban Neighborhoods - Turkey
  24. The Winds of Change: Meeting the Needs of Rural Resort Latinos - USA

Source of Best Practice Information:
all of the programme summaries are taken from the Best Practices Database compiled by UN-Habitat and with the support of the UNESCO-MOST Clearing House. The database is extensive and contains 700 examples of good and best practices which were reviewed and judged by independent technical committees and juries for the Habitat II City Summit in Istanbul in 1996, and for the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment, in 1998. The summaries of selected good and best practices are included in the MOST Database because of their particular relevance to or impact on poverty eradication and on social cohesion. More information on the Best Practices Database, the Best Practices & Local Leadership Programme and the Dubai International Awards can be obtained by contacting:

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