Voices on Habitat, Part III

By | 2017-10-14T16:06:21+00:00 October 10th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , |

In the run-up to the German Habitat Forum in June 2016, people from all over the world were asked how they imagine the city of the future, what they expected from local, national and international authorities for their city, and how their city has evolved. The series "Voice on Habitat" projects an image of the issues that the New Urban Agenda has to tackle, and gives a voice to the people who will be directly affected by its implementation. In the third video, people were asked how their city has evolved and what they liked or disliked about it.

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Voices on Habitat, Part II

By | 2017-10-14T16:07:30+00:00 September 30th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

In the run-up to the German Habitat Forum in June 2016, people from all over the world were asked how they imagine the city of the future, what they expected from local, national and international authorities for their city, and how their city has evolved. The series "Voice on Habitat" projects an image of the

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“Successful cities need to be governed, not just administrated”

By | 2017-10-14T16:10:04+00:00 September 14th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES, GOVERNANCE & FINANCE, URBAN & METROPOLITAN GOVERNANCE|Tags: , , , , |

Commentary by Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the GIZ Management Board.

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New Urban Agenda Text Agreed on in New York

By | 2017-10-14T16:10:23+00:00 September 13th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , |

After a final round of negotiations, Sept. 7 - 10 at UN Headquarters in New York, the member states agreed on the New Urban Agenda text to be adopted at the Habitat III conference this year, Oct. 17 – 21 in Quito. An agreement on the text was reached during extended negotiations, after a number of outstanding issues remained following the third Preparatory Committee Meeting in late July.

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New study: Follow-up and Review of the New Urban Agenda

By | 2017-10-14T16:11:47+00:00 September 6th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

Against the background of Habitat III in Quito in October, “Considerations for the Follow-up and Review of the New Urban Agenda” develops recommendations for the follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda. These recommendations reflect lessons learned from relevant international agreements and urban initiatives, and also consider how all relevant actors can be encouraged to participate in the follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda.

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Youth: Habitat III’s Force to Be Reckoned With

By | 2017-10-14T16:12:48+00:00 August 30th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES, GOVERNANCE & FINANCE, PARTICIPATION|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is the officially mandated space for young people to participate in UN processes. How does their involvement play out in regard to the Habitat III negotiations and the New Urban Agenda? And what are their demands?

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PrepCom III in Surabaya: Finding a joint position on the New Urban Agenda

By | 2017-10-14T16:13:17+00:00 August 23rd 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

PrepCom III held in Surabaya in July 2016 was supposed to finalize the New Urban Agenda. However, finding a common ground on the institutional framework that enables urban development and on the follow-up of the New Urban Agenda turned out to be difficult, and the draft is now expected to be finalised during informal consultations in New York.

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“We’ve got a political crisis, and no one is admitting it”

By | 2017-10-14T16:15:31+00:00 August 4th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , |

At the German Habitat Forum in June 2016 URBANET talked to the African Centre for Cities Director Edgar Pieterse about cultural inclusion, informal settlements and why it is necessary that international institutions overcome their own limitations for the New Urban Agenda to have an impact.

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Voices on the New Urban Agenda

By | 2017-10-14T16:17:24+00:00 July 26th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

From 1 to 2 June 2016 more than 1.000 urban development experts met in Berlin during the German Habitat Forum. We asked several of the attendees what they think should be at the core of the New Urban Agenda. Here are their answers.

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The challenges of urbanisation – How cities have to reinvent themselves

By | 2017-10-14T16:19:00+00:00 July 21st 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES, GOVERNANCE & FINANCE|Tags: , , , , , |

Across the world, people are relocating to cities. They are the places in which global challenges emerge, but at the same time, where change and progress are shaped. The New Urban Agenda has to support cities to fulfil their role as central actors for sustainable development.

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How partnerships can help cities make the New Urban Agenda a reality

By | 2017-10-14T16:20:37+00:00 July 21st 2016|Categories: GOVERNANCE & FINANCE, MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , , , , , |

The vibrant, multi-level partnerships that have been formed in Accra through the Cities Alliance Land, Services and Citizenship programme show why inclusive partnerships are our best chance of achieving sustainable development.

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Shortcut: The Berlin Recommendations for the Cities of Tomorrow

By | 2017-10-14T16:22:42+00:00 July 21st 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the course of the German Habitat Forum taking place on 1 and 2 June 2016 in Berlin the so called “Berlin Recommendations” were developed and ultimately passed by more than 1000 participants from 74 countries. Here are the recommendations in short.

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Will Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda get buy-in from local governments and civil society?

By | 2017-10-14T16:25:07+00:00 July 21st 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The New Urban Agenda will be determined in October 2016, and it has frequently been discussed what it should look like. IIED Senior Fellow David Satterthwaite argues that to really have an impact, the NUA must shift away from producing recommendations and instead actively support urban governments in their attempt to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Cities Alliance: The power of partnerships

By | 2017-10-14T16:26:07+00:00 July 21st 2016|Categories: GOVERNANCE & FINANCE, MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , , , |

Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development. A joint video highlights the crucial role of partnerships in achieving poverty reduction in cities and implementing the New Urban Agenda.

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