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Introduction to Urban Resource

This Center is accessible to all those interested in Urban Development Sector.  

Background
Urban Resource Center was established in December 2000 within the MuAN office under the Information and Networking Unit. The  Center has been building a modest collection of Books, Documents,  Newsletters, Brochures, Journals, Annual Reports, Training Materials, Videos and general information on urban sector and all 58 Municipalities of Nepal. 

If you or your organizations is interested to contribute books and materials to make this Resource Center more informative and useful to its member municipalities and to other stakeholders, then MuAN welcomes your contribution and collaboration in sending us report, books, publications, training manuals, videotapes, and information material related to the urban development sector. These documents sent to MuAN will be properly classified and placed in MuAN's Resource Center for the use of all stakeholders interested in urban development.

Location and Opening Hours

The Documentation Centre of MuAN is situated at MuAN's Office at 190-Niketan Marg, Dillibazar, Charkhal Adda, Kathmandu, Nepal.  The opening hours are from 10:15am to 3:45pm during winter and 10:15 am to 4:45pm during summer , Sunday to Thursday and 10:15 to 2:45 on Friday and is closed during government holidays.   

Borrowing Policy  

  • The books in the resource center of MuAN could not be borrowed but can be photocopied in MuAN

  • The photocopying of the books will cost about Rs 2 Per Page

  • Citizenship / Passport is required to Photocopy the books and materials outside the MuAN from this Documentation Center.

  • In case of loss or damage of books/materials while photocopying outside, the borrower is responsible for reimbursement (in kind).

The documents/Materials have been classified according to the following table. (Please click on the subjects to view the list of books) 

Urban Development Planning (General)
Legislation/Law/Act/Constitution/Regulation
Urban Poverty
Gender
Best Practices
Resource Management
Organizational Development
Urban Governance
Strategy and Policy

Urban Finance (General)
Policy/Strategy
Financial Management
Tax Management
Accounting System
Best Practices
House Numbering
Financial Status/ Fund Allocation
Budget

Urban Infrastructure and Services (General)
Transportation/Roads
Sanitation/Drainage
Electricity
Telecommunication
Health
Education
Settlement
Town Planning/Development
Culture Heritage

Community Development (General)
Policy/Strategy
Rural Urban Linkages
Research Papers/Case Studies
Public Private Partnership
Best Practices
Participatory Approach
Community Mobilization

Urban Economics and Social Research (General)
Economic Overview (National and International)
Social Studies
Micro Enterprise / Macro Enterprise
Saving and Credit
Best Practices
Marketing / Business
Case Studies / Research Papers

Information, Communication and Networking(General)
Policy / Strategy
Networking
Communication
Computer Technology
Best Practices
Database/Demography

Environment (General)
Air
Land Development
Water Management
Policy/Plans/Strategy
Research/Case Studies
Forest/Conservation
Solid Waste Management
Best Practices
Energy

Reports General
Workshop Report
Seminar / Conference Report
Training Report
General reports

Miscellaneous(General)
Stories
Gender
Population
Project document
Municipal Dataset