Impressions of Habitat III

By | 2017-10-14T15:55:40+00:00 October 28th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , |

After Habitat III, we want to look back on the exciting week of the conference: URBANET has put together some visual impressions for those who did not have the chance to be there, but also for those who attended and brought great memories home with them. Enjoy!

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“We need political commitment by national and local governments”

By | 2017-10-14T15:55:55+00:00 October 24th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

Now that the New Urban Agenda has been adopted, everyone is talking about implementation. URBANET talked to GIZ’s Günter Meinert about what it takes to make the New Urban Agenda a reality.

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Live from Quito, Day 4: Closing Day

By | 2017-10-14T15:56:15+00:00 October 21st 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, the Habitat III conference came to an end. As a milestone for sustainable urban development, the delegates adopted the New Urban Agenda. Read URBANET's full report on Quito, Day 4!

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Live from Quito, Day 3: Partnerships, Smart Cities, and urban-rural linkages

By | 2017-10-14T15:56:28+00:00 October 20th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yesterday at Habitat III, Sarah Nandudu from Slum Dwellers International and Mayor Manuel Fernando Velarde Dellepiane of San Isidro district in Lima, Peru, talked about networking and Smart Cities. To find out what else happened, read URBANET's report on the events of the third day of the conference!

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Live from Quito, Day 1: The official opening of Habitat III

By | 2017-10-14T15:56:51+00:00 October 18th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , |

Habitat III, the long-awaited global conference on urbanisation, was officially opened on Monday morning. Read URBANET's report on the first day of the conference!

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Transforming transport: A new initiative for sustainable urban mobility was launched in Quito

By | 2017-10-14T15:57:15+00:00 October 18th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , |

At Habitat III, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) presented a new initiative to tackle the dire need for worldwide sustainable urban mobility solutions. With the “Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)”, the Ministry and its partners are planning to support cities on their route to make accessible, sustainable transport available to their citizens.

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After Habitat III – How to implement the New Urban Agenda

By | 2017-10-14T15:57:27+00:00 October 17th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , |

The official Habitat III conference has not yet started, but a whole range of initiatives and representatives of organisations already shared their views on how to implement the New Urban Agenda once it has been adopted.

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“It’s a voluntary agreement, it depends on us”

By | 2017-10-14T15:57:40+00:00 October 16th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , , , |

At the "Co-producing sustainable cities?" conference in September 2016, we talked to Günter Meinert of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH) about his hopes for the Quito conference.

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Quito Side Event: Follow-up and Review of the New Urban Agenda

By | 2017-10-17T17:07:12+00:00 October 14th 2016|Categories: GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES|Tags: , , , |

On Monday, 17 October 2016, from 3 pm – 4:15 pm, the Quito side event "Follow-up and Review of the New Urban Agenda" is taking place. The panel discussion will bring together stakeholders, experts and decision-makers to discuss options for follow-up and review (FUR) of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). The panel discussion will be moderated by William Cobbett, with Rafael Tuts (tbc), Sirly Castro Tuirán, and Dr. Peter Kurz as discussants. Come and join us!

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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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