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Ahead of key meeting next week, civil society grouping pushes ‘UN Urban’ proposal to go further.
Gregory Scruggs August 31, 2017
Much of the global urban movement is still figuring out how best to move forward following last year’s Habitat III summit.
Gregory Scruggs June 14, 2017
“World Urban Forum 9 will be the place to craft this whole reporting process,” said one advocate.
Gregory Scruggs May 11, 2017
Rápidamente se están desplegando los mecanismos oficiales y no oficiales para dar seguimiento e impulsar la implementación de la Nueva Agenda Urbana.
Gregory Scruggs October 21, 2016
Official and unofficial mechanisms are quickly falling into place to follow and prod implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs October 21, 2016
As the summit marks the start of implementation of the New Urban Agenda, everyone is interested in financing. But the business presence at this week’s conference was light.
Carey L. Biron and Curtis Johnson October 20, 2016
Bridging the GAP | Foundations are increasingly looking at cities to leverage the impact of their grants, and have been major forces in stakeholder participation around the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs October 12, 2016
Bridging the GAP | As global leaders gather in Quito next week to adopt the New Urban Agenda, a little-discussed part of this process has focused on educating reporters and editors on the city as a story.
Carey L. Biron October 11, 2016
Bridging the GAP | Huge numbers of indigenous communities live in urban areas across the globe, but often they’re there due to circumstance rather than choice.
Gregory Scruggs October 7, 2016
Bridging the GAP | The New Urban Agenda fails to mention ‘universal design’ or ‘reasonable accommodations’, two linchpin concepts in legislation to protect those with disabilities.
Gregory Scruggs October 4, 2016
Community groups want to show next month’s conference that answers begin at the bottom, not at the top.
Gregory Scruggs September 15, 2016
It’s less an event than an organizing principle.
September 2, 2016
With scholars putting cities under the microscope, Habitat III is an opportunity to cement a formal role in the urbanization discussion.
Gregory Scruggs August 26, 2016
Nearly 60 percent of the world’s older population lives in cities, and the new norm is ‘aging in place.
Gregory Scruggs July 1, 2016
This week, national governments heard directly from civil society and others on what they’re hoping to see in the New Urban Agenda and beyond.
Gregory Scruggs June 10, 2016
Above all, women want to play a bigger role in how cities are planned and managed.
Gregory Scruggs June 8, 2016
A series of high-level reports will be made public this month by global stakeholders and experts, constituting major inputs to the first draft of the Habitat III strategy.
Gregory Scruggs March 7, 2016
Ideas are due by 15 February for a document — The City We Need 2.0 — that will comprise key stakeholder input to the drafting of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs January 4, 2016
Urban informal workers saw major gains in 2015, but these need to be consolidated at Habitat III.
Marty Chen January 4, 2016
The next 12 months will need to foster international commitment to a new agenda on housing and sustainable urban development that will transform the urban paradigm into a source of global development. Today, everything seems aligned for this to happen.
Ana B. Moreno October 23, 2015
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