The New Urban Agenda needs to adopt an eco-social approach, prompting cities to place both people and planet at the centre of urban planning and governance.
Trevor Hancock April 25, 2016
‘The City We Need 2.0’, adopted last month, is the result of one of the most decentralized U.N. processes ever.
Gregory Scruggs April 1, 2016
A new set of stakeholder recommendations on sustainable urbanization urges the Habitat III process to see health as a ‘fundamental aim of development’.
Yong Yen Nie March 30, 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
Delhi hosted its second Habitat III Urban Thinkers Campus, this time focusing on sanitation and safety.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 26, 2016
A Habitat III forum in Mannheim, Germany, called for a strengthened role for local authorities in deciding on policy and response around these issues.
Gabriele Booth February 23, 2016
New Urban Agenda is key opportunity to bridge longstanding divide between development and humanitarian aims, advocates tell Urban Thinkers Campus participants.
Carey L. Biron February 15, 2016
An Urban Thinkers Campus in Paris focused on how smart planning can foster urban development.
Vitor Pereira February 5, 2016
Advocates hope to scale up ongoing campaign as benchmark against which to measure the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 2, 2016
Dubai Habitat III forum warns that even the most luxury-minded countries need to offer a spectrum of housing options to remain globally competitive. That could offer a significant market for the real-estate industry.
Gregory Scruggs January 26, 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
A unique Urban Thinkers Campus coincided with a court decision in a longstanding standoff over a wharf in Recife, in northeastern Brazil.
Gregory Scruggs December 24, 2015
Months of local gatherings on women’s safety culminated in a Mexico City event aimed at offering input on the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs November 30, 2015
An Urban Thinkers Campus in Barcelona focused on ensuring adequate housing as a core part of the New Urban Agenda.
Susana Alcaide November 27, 2015
Urban Thinkers Campus participants advocated for periodic reviews and even sanctions if nations don’t comply with obligations stemming from Habitat III.
Emilio Godoy November 25, 2015
Some 70 percent of urban growth will be in cities of 500,000 people or less. An Urban Thinkers Campus in Nebraska looked at how smaller towns can band together to tackle complex common concerns.
Curtis Johnson November 24, 2015
The Bangladeshi capital, already bulging, is expected to grow to 26 million people by 2035. A recent Urban Thinkers Campus assessed prospects for intermediary cities, risk planning and more.
AZM Anas November 11, 2015
The Urban Thinkers Campus that took place in the city on 15-16 October took unique effort to ensure deep participation.
Vincent Ng’ethe November 9, 2015
The first Urban Thinkers Campus in the United States was held 24 October.
Gregory Scruggs October 29, 2015
Asia’s first Urban Thinkers Campus discusses how Hong Kong’s urban space can balance moneymaking and liveability.
Kathleen G. Ferrier September 2, 2015