WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

NOW OPEN: NEW CALL FOR URBAN SOLUTIONS

The online submission portal for partner solution ideas opened during World Habitat Day celebrations in Dubai on 2 October, and will continue accepting solutions until 31 December 2017... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN CELEBRATED WORLD HABITAT DAY ON OCTOBER 2

World Habitat Day was created with the intent of reflecting on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic and fundamental right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns... Read More

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READ THE LASTEST URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS REPORTS:

  • Urban Planning and Slum Upgrading of Riverside Community: Huairou Commission & YAKKUM Emergency (Report)

HUANGSHAN

HUANGSHAN ACTION PLAN FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT 2017 - 2022

In order to enhance natural ecosystem and environmental protection, Huangshan recently established the "Huangshan Action Implementation Plan for Green Development ", clarifying the overall objectives, key tasks and supporting measures of the city’s action plan for green development for the next five years... Read More

DOPPELMAYR

DOPPELMAYR SIDE EVENT AT THE WORLD CLIMATE SUMMIT & LA GALERIE

Cities are engines of socio-economic development. Yet, in many developing and emerging economies, urban dwellers are facing increasing transport challenges. Widespread congestion and traffic gridlock have now become the norm in many cities, impacting urban life through negative externalities such as pollution, noise stress, and accidents... Read More

#UPFORSLUMDWELLERS CAMPAIGN

THE IMPORTANCE OF A FINANCING STRATEGY FOR CITYWIDE SLUM UPGRADING

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) has reached out to 35 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of at least 2 million slum dwellers. The programme acknowledges that the coordination between national governments... Read More

GLOBAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT (GUD)

THE PORTO ALEGRE SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION ZONE (ZISPOA): TWO YEARS OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND PROGRESS

The Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (Zona de Inovação Sustentável de Porto Alegre--ZISPOA) is now entering its third year of activity.  Global Urban Development (GUD) previously reported for the WUC Newsletter and World Urban Campaign Website in October 2015 when we began organizing ZISPOA, and again in September 2016 summarizing our first year of progress... Read More

METROPOLIS

LESSONS ON URBAN REGENERATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Between September 17 and 24, the Seoul Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC) successfully held an urban management training program focused on urban regeneration and climate change. The program was organized in the framework of the Metropolis training program and counted on the attendance of representatives from five of our members (Bangkok, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro, Shiraz and Taipei). It covered subjects such as balanced regional development plans for urban regeneration policies, urban competitiveness, and environmental policies on renewable energy and energy conservation... Read More

UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (UCLG)

LESSONS ON URBAN REGENERATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

UCLG committed to “Make the Shift” to housing as a human right. UCLG sees the right to housing as an essential element of the Right to the City. Over the past year, UCLG and our Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights have been supporting the "Make the Shift campaign... Read More

SLUM DWELLERS INTERNATIONAL (SDI)

LAUNCH OF SDI'S NEW HOME

In celebration of World Habitat Day, we are excited to announce the launch of SDI's new home on the web. For years, SDI's website has been a grassroots-centered learning hub for activists, professionals, government officials... Read More

WIEGO

BANGKOK'S INFORMAL WORKERS ESSENTIAL TO FORMAL AND INFORMAL FUNCTIONING OF CITY, STUDY SAYS

In the past, HomeNet Thailand and WIEGO focused their support on home-based workers, who form the main membership of the HomeNet Thailand Association. But in the last few years, members of HomeNet Thailand Association have expanded their networks and developed close working relationships with three other membership-based organizations representing domestic workers, motorcycle taxi drivers, and street vendors in Bangkok... Read More

CONSORTIUM FOR SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION (CSU)

LAUNCH OF CSU BOOK "GATEWAY PORTALS TO THE CITY"

The book entitled “Gateway Portals to the City” summarized proceedings of the recent UN conference held on 19 May, 2017 at the UN Headquarters with the participation of the Presidents of the UN General Assembly and ECOSOC. The conference was a collaboration between CSU, UN-Habitat, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter... Read More

EUTROPIAN

BOOK LAUNCH! FUNDING THE COOPERATIVE CITY: COMMUNITY FINANCE AND THE ECONOMY OF CIVIC SPACES

Funding the Cooperative City explores how citizen initiatives, cooperatives, non-profit companies, community land trusts, crowdfunding platforms, ethical banks and anti-speculation foundations step out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development and arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities... Read More

FUNDACION BOGOTART

BARRIOS VIVOS, FUCHA LIBRE (VIBRANT NEIGBORHOODS, FREE FUCHA)

On the eastern hills, where the migrant population has settled due to the economic expansion of the twentieth century and political violence in the country, is the upper basin of the Fucha river, located in the district of San Cristobal in Bogotá, Colombia. It is populated by 5,200 inhabitants, distributed in seven districts, namely Montecarlo, San Cristobal Alto, Manila, Gran Colombia, Los Laureles, La Cecilia and Aguas Claras... Read More

QATAR GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (QGBC)

QATAR SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 2017 - THE NATIONWIDE EVENT TO ENGAGE WIDER COMMUNITY IN SUSTAINABILITY - ORIENTED ACTIVITIES

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced that Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 will be under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The week-long initiative, which hosts numerous sustainability events across the country, will take place from 28 October to 4 November 2017... Read More

WORK FOR A BETTER BANGLADESH (WBB)

CAR FREE DAY DHAKA 2017 - MANIK MIA AVENUE IS GOING TO BE CAR FREE ON FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Car Free Day started being celebrated around the world in the 70s with the oil crisis. However, considering the benefits of going car free, currently 4,000 cities around the world celebrate the day. In Bangladesh Car Free Day started being celebrated in 2006 with non-government initiatives. In 2016, it was celebrated with government and non-government initiatives for the first time... Read More

See all #UrbanThinkers Campuses

  • 24-27 Oct: ISOCARP:  53rd Annual Congress, Portland/Oregon USA. PARTICIPATE
  • 31 Oct: World Cities Day: Global Celebrations, Global. PARTICIPATE
  • 04-06 Nov: CODATU: UMI-CODATU XVII Conference, Hyderabad/India. PARTICIPATE
  • 05-08 Nov: CityNet: 30th Anniversary Colombo Congress, Colombo/Sri Lanka. PARTICIPATE
  • 06-17 Nov: United Nations: COP 23, Bonn/Germany. PARTICIPATE
  • 13-14 Nov: Mistra Urban Futures: Annual International Conference, Kisumu/Kenya. PARTICIPATE
  • 16-17 Nov: UN-Habitat: Global Conference on Cities & Migration, Mechelen/Belgium. PARTICIPATE
  • 23 Nov: TCPA: Annual conference ‘Better homes better places’, London/United Kingdom. PARTICIPATE
  • 26 Nov- 01 Dec: BWI: 4th World Congress and related meetings, Durban/South Africa. PARTICIPATE
  • 02-04 Dec: UN Environment: United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Nairobi/Kenya. PARTICIPATE
  • 05 Dec: World Urban Campaign: #UrbanThinkers Brunch, Nairobi/Kenya.
  • 24 Dec: TUPRC:  10th International Festival of Top Researches & Innovations in Urban Management, Tehran/Iran. PARTICIPATE
  • 11 Feb 2018: World Urban Campaign: 19th WUC Steering Committee, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia.
  • 07-13 Feb 2018: UN-Habitat: World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. PARTICIPATE

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