Up for Slum Dwellers - Transforming a Billion Lives is a global initiative of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) putting into action UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign (WUC) - Read More

Latest News: Addressing the needs of Slums Dwellers a top priority for Government of Botswana... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN - HABITAT III / NEW URBAN AGENDA

Member States regognize the contribution of the WUC and it's special initiative, the GAP

The final negotiations on the New Urban Agenda held in New York last week before its endorsement at the Habitat III Conference in Quito have yield positive outcomes for the World Urban Campaign... Read More

THE MUNICIPALITY HUANGSHAN

The Municipality Huangshan and UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign have agreed to work together for a Better Urban Future

On 21 July 2016, the Municipality of Huangshan, a well-known tourism city in the Peoples Republic of China, and the World Urban Campaign (WUC), an advocacy platform coordinated by UN-Habitat, announced their collaboration on promoting sustainable urbanization... Read More

DOPPELMAYR

Adressing Urban Mobility - Doppelmayr, UN-Habitat and the World Urban Campaign join forces to promote mobility as a key to positive urbanization

Doppelmayr and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to address global mobility challenges. The partners share the view that mobility is a key to urban development. Infrastructure for mobility is one of the elements that shapes our cities - together with buildings and open spaces... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN & UN-HABITAT SOMALIA PROGRAM

The CityYouth Need: Enhancing economic opportunities for youth in Somalia

In Somalia, we have news that focuses on the military, we have national news that updates on what is happening in the nation and we also have news that centres on the lower government’s engagement with the citizens in their city. We [youth] also need news that speaks the language of the youth and that highlights the needs of the youth” said Abdullah Hussein... Read More

IRAN'S NATIONAL URBAN CAMPAIGN

Iran's National Urban Campaign begins to reach consensus on The City Iranians Need

Iran’s National Urban Campaign (INUC) begins a consensus process to finalize The City Iranians Need (TCIN). After collecting Iranians’ ideas and recommendations on the city they want, their solutions were discussed in 10 thematic Urban Dialogues attended by 18 urban thinkers from various fields; urbanism, architecture, geography, environment,  political science, economics, climatology, sociology... Read More

CITISCOPE

So, what's new in the final draft New Urban Agenda

For the past four months, activists, lobbyists, local governments and national governments have been jockeying for position around a major new U. N. strategy on sustainable urbanization... Read More

ADP VILLES EN DEVELOPPEMENT

Migrants and Refugees in the City - Des Ingénieurs de la ville de Paris - Events

In 2015, the number of international migrants has exceeded 250 million people. Among these migrants, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 65.3 million have been forced to migrate for various reasons, including 21.3 million refugees and 40.8 million internally displaced.  More than the half of the refugees is coming from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, countries affected by conflicts, while the main host countries are Turkey, Pakistan and Lebanon. Lebanon hosts for example 1.2 million refugees, 20% of its total population...  Read More

BUILDING AND SOCIAL HOUSING FOUNDATION

World Habitat Awards at Habitat III

The World Habitat Awards, co-ordinated by BSHF in partnership with UN-Habitat were established 30 years ago and promote solutions to housing problems around the world. At Habitat III there will be a dedicated exhibition stand showcasing all of the winners since the awards began as well as the stories about the most recent winners. People at the conference can also share their innovative housing examples on the stand... Read More

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING

IFHP at HIII

IFHP was involved in Habitat I. IFHP was present at Habitat II. Now IFHP is back bigger and stronger at Habitat III, where we will be active present both behind the scenes and front and centre... Read More

GLOBAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (ZISPOA), the Parelelo Vivo Sustainable Innovation Hub, and Global Urban Development (GUD) in Brazil

The Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (ZISPOA – Zona de Inovação Sustentável de Porto Alegre) and the Paralelo Vivo Sustainable Innovation Hub, have made extensive progress since GUD’s previous World Urban Campaign Newsletter article in October 2015.  The excitement and energy of this rapidly growing movement for Sustainable Innovation and Inclusive Prosperity is highlighted in this brief video... Read More

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

From Expressway to Boulevard: Rethinking Post-Carbon Cities?

In the post-carbon city, what should we do with urban expressways inherited from post-war automobile-oriented thinking? This is a subject of hot debate and exciting projects. Converting these arteries into boulevards opens up prospects for re-thinking city planning, public space, mobility and sustainability... Read More

COOPERATION FOR URBAN MOBILITY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

CODATU joins the WUC!

At the beginning, CODATU was the French acronym for Dakar Urban Transport Conference. In 1980, an international event on urban transport in developing countries was organized in Senegal’s capital. From this successful conference, that grouped representatives from local authorities, public administration, the private sector and academics from around the globe, was created a French association... Read More

EUROPEAN CYCLISTS'S FEDERATION

European Active and Accessible cities: Cycling delivers to the New Urban Agenda and Global goals

There are many tools available to transform cities into more active and accessible, and cycling is one of them. The bicycle is so much more than transport: it contributes to sustainable urban development, and can significantly deliver on the Global Goals and the New Urban Agenda. With this in mind, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and World Cycling Alliance’s (WCA) Networking Event aims to bring together stakeholders from different sectors and backgrounds to discuss cycling... Read More

INSTITUTO TERROA

#Abra, Politicadabra! In a "magic" way, young students discovered the power of political education

On 25-27th July, in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, the Instituto Terroá organized a workshop on political and citizenship education called #Abra,Políticadabra!. The idea behind this initiative was to provide young students from public schools with innovative and co-creative activities to enhance their awareness and participation in socio-political issues. In addition, the workshop aimed to foster their sense of belonging in the community and help them develop cognitive and socio-emotional skills, such as non-violent communication, in a sustainable fashion... Read More

SECOVI-SP

The City We Need and Habitat III at Secovi's National Convention

On August 29th, during the Urban Forum at Secovi’s National Convention 2016, Claudio Bernardes presented and discussed the concepts of the document “The City We Need” prepared by WUC. In his presentation he also explained the need for a new urban agenda, due to the world urban population increase. It was also emphasized that cities, as engines for the necessary changes, should work on structuring a new development paradigm... Read More

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK YOUTH

Final burst of talk Mobilizing Youth for the New Urban Agenda: Local Pathways Fellowships

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth (SDSN Youth) is challenging young people around the world to drive changes in localities and demonstrate local governments’ potential to localise the SDGs and implement the New Urban Agenda.Young people are often regarded solely as observers, rather than enablers of change... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

Coming Soon Member States Craft Agreement on the New Urban Agenda.. Just in Time

Greetings from New York City, this is the day after.. the day after the member states, engaged in 38 hours of unrelenting discussion and negotiation, finalized the draft New Urban Agenda to be ratified at Habitat III in Quito. All (participants and observers) breathed a sigh of collective relief as, seemingly, the basic issues that had been unresolved in Surabaya... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

#TheCityWeNeed #UrbanThinkers Voices with

Jeff Soule / AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION

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  • 27 Sep - International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP): IFHP Lab: Stop calling it 'the sharing economy' - The Airbnb impact in Copenhagen, Copenhagen/Denmark PARTICIPATE
  • 5-7 Oct - AIVP: 15th World Conference Cities and Ports "Crossovers", Rotterdam/Netherlands. PARTICIPATE
  • 12-15 Oct: UCLG: 5th UCLG Congress - World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, Bogota/Colombia. PARTICIPATE
  • 15-16 Oct: World Urban Campaign: 16th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM16), Quito/Ecuador. REGISTRATION OPEN
  • 17-18 Oct - Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS): The 11th Global Forum on Human Settlements & Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Award Ceremony 2016, Quito/Ecuador. MORE INFORMATION
  • 17-20 Oct - WIEGO: Wiego's Side and Networking Events, Quito/Ecuador. MORE INFORMATION
  • 17-20 Oct - Habitat III: HABITAT III Conference, Quito/Ecuador. PARTICIPATE
  • 10-11 Nov - International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP): IFHP Summit 2016, Rotterdam/The Netherlands. PARTICIPATE

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