ARCADIS and UN-Habitat set up the Shelter Program in 2010. Over sixty missions, trainings and other Shelter activities have been organized in Asia, Africa and Middle America. Over 500 ARCADIS experts from a range of disciplines have been actively engaged in the program by sharing their knowledge, expertise and providing capacity-building support skills to help bring the UN-Habitat mission forward.
Shelter means much more than providing adequate housing. It’s about creating safer surroundings. It’s about protecting the most vulnerable from the elements. It’s about building a better, sustainable future for all our communities.
As our towns and cities grow at unprecedented rates, urbanization is one of the most pressing challenges facing the global community in the 21st century. Making sustainable improvements to the urban environment is critical to delivering lasting results for all our communities. As one of the world’s leading engineering consulting and professional services organisations, we are well positioned to support UN-Habitat's efforts to address this urgent challenge.
Arcadis’ talents span the fields of infrastructure, water, environment, buildings and urban planning at the highest levels. And the partnership with UN-Habitat integrates fully with our strategic ambition to play a meaningful role in our communities and to use our services and expertise in ways that positively impact the world. By combining the global reach of Arcadis and the humanitarian mission of UN-Habitat, we can make a real difference in the world.
, the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements set up the Shelter Program in 2010. Arcadis provides pro bono expertise for UN-Habitat. Over fifty missions, trainings and other Shelter activities have been organized in Asia, Africa and Middle America. Over 120 Arcadis Experts from a range of disciplines have been actively engaged in the program by sharing their knowledge, expertise and providing capacity-building support skills to help bring the UN-Habitat mission forward. This combination of expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds is aimed at improving living conditions in cities around the world, especially for the urban poor.
Moreover Arcadis is a main sponsor of the World Urban Campaign
, an initiative of UN-Habitat designed to increase public awareness and to address the social, economic and environmental challenges of urbanization.
The Shelter Program is financially supported by the Lovinklaan Foundation
, Arcadis’ largest shareholder, which represents our staff.