The New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda is a document intended to guide national and local policies on the growth and development of cities through 2036. Nearly 170 countries adopted the New Urban Agenda in October 2016 at the U. N.’s Habitat III summit on cities in Quito, Ecuador.

  • Scroll down below to see all of Citiscope’s ongoing coverage of how nations, regions and cities are implementing the New Urban Agenda.
  • For background, read Citiscope’s explainers on the New Urban Agenda and Habitat III. The full text of the document can be found here, while related materials can be found here.
  • Find all of Citiscope’s coverage from the Habitat III conference in Quito here.
UCLG project relaunches by highlighting nearly 70 case studies from five continents.
David Hatch March 22, 2017
ANALYSIS | New tools are helping local authorities adopt a ‘systems approach’ to understanding the full scope of their resource use — and to figure out efficiencies.
December 2, 2016
Even rich countries will struggle to monitor progress and inform policymaking. But momentum is picking up to fill this gap.
Brendon Bosworth November 30, 2016
A post-Marrakech interview with ICLEI’s Yunus Arikan.
Gregory Scruggs November 25, 2016
La estrategia adoptada en Hábitat III podría generar una tracción política clave para ayudar a los gobiernos a integrar mejor su política urbana con la rural.
Gregory Scruggs November 22, 2016
The Habitat III strategy could see key political traction in helping governments better integrate urban and rural policy.
Gregory Scruggs November 22, 2016
Implementar la estrategia adoptada en Hábitat III será complicado, pero los investigadores pueden desempeñar un papel clave en la formulación de políticas centradas en la gente más que en la rentabilidad.
Philipp Horn November 21, 2016
Implementing the Habitat III strategy will be complicated, but researchers can play a key role in formulating policy centred on people rather than profit.
Philipp Horn November 21, 2016
Where does the United Nations see mayors fitting into the new implementation discussion on climate and sustainable cities? An interview with David Nabarro, the secretary-general’s special adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Gregory Scruggs November 15, 2016
Linking policy-making and the New Urban Agenda with recent agreements on climate change and disaster risk reduction offers a strategy for financing the critically needed investments in today’s fast-growing intermediate cities.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Vincular la formulación de políticas y la Nueva Agenda Urbana con los acuerdos recientes sobre el cambio climático y la reducción del riesgo de desastres constituye una estrategia para financiar las inversiones más prioritarias en las ciudades intermedia.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Six thinkers chart a path toward inclusive urban development.
November 9, 2016
Seis pensadores trazan caminos hacia un desarrollo urbano inclusivo.
November 9, 2016
Six thinkers reflect on last month’s conference on urbanization from a social-justice perspective.
November 9, 2016
Seis pensadores reflexionan acerca de la conferencia sobre urbanización realizada el último mes, desde una perspectiva de justicia social.
November 9, 2016
As COP 22 begins, three recommendations on how to get from good documents and commitments to work plans on sustainability — and quickly.
Gino Van Begin November 7, 2016
La Nueva Agenda Urbana, adoptada el mes pasado, fue sorprendentemente enfática sobre el tema, dicen sus defensores, y los alimentos podrían ahora ser clave para la implementación de la estrategia.
Gregory Scruggs November 4, 2016
The New Urban Agenda adopted last month was surprisingly robust on the issue, advocates say, and food could now be key to implementing the strategy.
Gregory Scruggs November 4, 2016
Two divergent visions of what the world’s cities could look like by 2036.
Sameh Wahba October 31, 2016
La semana pasada, se llevaron a cabo eventos coordinados con el objetivo de complementar, o incluso contrarrestar, la Nueva Agenda Urbana, la estrategia global sobre urbanización sustentable adoptada por los gobiernos nacionales.
Emilio Godoy October 27, 2016
Coordinated events took place last week aimed at supplementing, or even countering, the New Urban Agenda, the global strategy on sustainable urbanization adopted by national governments.
Emilio Godoy October 27, 2016
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