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WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

Host an Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) in 2017 - Now Open: Call for Proposals

The Urban Thinkers Campus model is an initiative of UN-Habitat 's World Urban Campaign, conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals, local governments, civil society actors, grassroots and communities, policy and decision makers... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

The World Urban Campaign at Habitat III: An Unprecedented promise to action

The Habitat III Conference has been an extraordinary moment for the partners of the World Urban Campaign, 20 years after Istanbul, were promises were made to bring partnerships to the front scene of international negotiations... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

Civil Society takes over leadership of the World Urban Campaign

The Habitat III Conference held from 17-20 October 2016, has been an important moment for urban thinkers and the World Urban Campaign partners. ... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

URBAN THINKERS SOLUTIONS (Kit available in French)

When the World Urban Campaign partners started to envision the Habitat III Conference as a new opportunity to elaborate the content of a new urban paradigm for the 21st century, they had in mind a set of principles and drivers of change in order to define the ingredients of the paradigm shift for cities... Read More

IRAN'S NATIONAL URBAN CAMPAIGN

The City Iranians Need has been launched in the Habitat III Conference

Iran’s National Urban Campaign Disclosed “The City Iranians Need” booklet on 20 October 2016, the last day of the United Nations Third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador... Read More

SOMALIA'S NATIONAL URBAN CAMPAIGN

The City Youth Need: Closing of the Urban Campaign in Mogadishu, Somalia

The youth in Mogadishu are passionate, ready to make changes and ready to leave their imprint on the city. This was the consistent message delivered by youth throughout the urban campaign, a series of roundtable discussions... Read More

DOPPELMAYR

The World's leading Cable Car manufacturer in action - Doppelmayr at the Habitat III Conference

Efficient, comfortable transport systems have a huge impact on the quality of life in cities. Cable cars have proved to be a reliable and sustainable urban transport solution. The side event “Urban Cable Cars - Is the urban mobility above our heads?”... Read More

VEOLIA

Habitat III: Veolia is committed to the New Urban Agenda

During the day devoted to businesses, Pierre Victoria presented the solutions implemented by Veolia to increase the resilience of the cities of Copenhagen and New Orleans  in the face of extreme climate events. He stressed that the deployment of such solutions made it possible to build safer and more inclusive cities, with all the local players... Read More

CITISCOPE

New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development  has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting the New Urban Agenda  – a new framework that that lays out how cities should be planned and managed to best promote sustainable urbanization... Read More

INSTITUT D'AMENAGEMENT ET D'URBANISME - ILE DE FRANCE

How to produce sustainable airport area?

The Metropolis initiative, managed by the Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme d’Ile-de-France “How can we produce a sustainable airport area?” proposes, by exchanging experiences, to identify... Read More

ICLEI - LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

ICLEI brought to Quito early implementers of Sustainable Local Development

From 17 to 20 October, nations gathered in Quito, Ecuador for Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Development. On the last day, nations unanimously adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA), agreeing on a common vision for a sustainable world... Read More

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING

Implementation Agent Act1

Time to get busy and time to implement. Now that Habitat III done and dusted, and that the New Urban Agenda has successfully been adopted. Now comes the heavy lifting... Read More

IHC GLOBAL

IHC Global at Habitat III

In shadow of the Andes in northern Ecuador, thousands of people queue up in various lines in El Ejito Park, waiting to enter the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, the city of Quito’s premier conference venue dedicated to the preservation of culture and dissemination of knowledge... Read More

LINCOLN INSTITUTE OF LAND POLICY

Land Policy recognized as key theme of Habitat III

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy was delighted to see that land policy was at center stage at Habitat III, as the New Urban Agenda was formally adopted by representatives of 167 countries... Read More

UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (UCLG)

Local and Regional Governments need to be part of decision-making at Global level: Highlights of Habitat III

On Sunday the 16th October 2016, on the eve of the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), over 600 representatives of local and regional governments gathered in Quito for the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments... Read More

WOMEN'S ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (WEDO)

Women's Environment & Development Organization

The Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), a lead partner with the World Urban Campaign met women mayors and local leaders attending Habitat III to discuss Cities for CEDAW and the New Urban Agenda... Read More

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL

Historic first for children's inclusion in Habitat process, now what next?

“We want to tell the distinguished authorities to pay close attention to everything children say,” said boldly,  Emily Daniela - a 10 year old from Ecuador... Read More

AIVP:THE WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF PORT CITIES

Cities and Ports World Conference's proceedings are now available

Should we not consider new kinds of city-port cooperation to generate economic value, in a social and environmental context revolutionized by new technologies and global challenges such as climate change, rarefaction of natural resources and questions about the end of era of fossil energy?... Read More

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS CENTER - HAKIAMII

Deep Sea Evictions Aftermath

Deep Sea is an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. It has been there since Kenya’s independence in 1963. People who moved from the rural area to come look for employment in Nairobi settled here. For some, this is the only place they have ever called home... Read More

FEDERARATION NATIONALE DES AGENCES D'URBANISME (FNAU)

Global Network of Urban Planning Agencies

During the Habitat III Conference, the French Network of Urban Planning Agencies and the regional planning agency of Paris Region launched, with their international partners a global network of urban planning agencies... Read More

INSTITUTO TERROA

Young Change-Makers Programme Promotes Promotes the Agenda 2030 at the Local Level

Imagine if 13- to 18-year-old teenagers could learn about the pillars of sustainability and discuss more sustainable ways to live in society, debating alternatives that inspire responsible entrepreneurship... Read More

URBAMONDE

Latin American Community-led Housing Award

On October 18, urbaMonde, the Uruguayan Federation of Mutual Help Housing Cooperatives (Fucvam) and Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) awarded three Social Production of Habitat projects in the framework of Habitat III... Read More

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK - YOUTH INITIATIVE

Youth Opportunities Beyond Quito: The Local Pathways Fellowship

By 2050 almost 70% of global population will live in urban areas. This means that the success of the Sustainable Development Goals... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

Urban Thinkers Campus Video Guide - 2017

WATCH THE VIDEO & URBANTHINKERS VOICES

Eduardo Gonçalves Gresse

Promoting Sustainable Development in a World of Diversity

In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, the numerous consequences of climate change, environmental degradation, uncritical consumerism... Read More

You want to publish a think piece #URBANTHINKERS, please contact wuc@unhabitat.org

  • 16-18 Nov - Metropolis: Final Conference ''Climate change Adaption - Stratégies, Actions and Challenges'', Barcelona/Spain. PARTICIPATE
  • 30 Nov - European Cyclists' Federation: European Bike Sharing Conference. Rotterdam/Netherlands. PARTICIPATE
  • 05-08 Dec - Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation: 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, Guangzhou/China. PARTICIPATE

-- 2017 --

  • 18 Jan - Metropolis: Brussels-Capital Region, Brussels/Belgium. PARTICIPATE
  • Tbc - Apr: World Urban Campaign: 17th WUC Steering Committee Meeting
  • Tbc - Apr: UN-Habitat: 26th UN-Habitat Governing Council
  • 13-16 Jun - European Cyclists' Federation: Velo City, Rotterdam/Netherlands. PARTICIPATE
  • 19-23 Jun - Metroplois: Global Challenges: Major Cities in Action / 12th Metropolis World Congress, Montreal/Canada. PARTICIPATE

Associate Partners
Photo Credits: AIVP (CC), Citiscope (CC), Christine He (CC), Devina Meinzingen (CC), Federation Nationale des Agences d'Urbanisme (CC), James Hyman (CC), Institut d'Aménagement et d'Urbanisme-Ile de France (CC), ICLEI (CC), IFHP (CC), Instituto Terroa (CC), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (CC), Linda Ikenye (CC), urbaMonde (CC), United Cities and Local Governments (CC), UN-Habitat (CC), Rebekah Revello (CC), Veolia (CC), Women's Environment & Development Organization (CC), World Vision International (CC)