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Live from Quito, Day 4: Closing Day

By |2017-10-14T15:56:15+00:00October 21st 2016|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+00:00October 20th 2016|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 2: Inter-municipal partnerships

By |2017-10-14T15:56:38+00:00October 19th 2016|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , |

Strengthening cities as actors for sustainable development is one of the main targets of the New Urban Agenda. Inter-municipal partnerships, which enable cities to learn from each other, where at the heart of yesterday's discussions in Quito. Read URBANET's report to find out more!

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

By |2017-10-14T15:56:51+00:00October 18th 2016|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+00:00October 18th 2016|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+00:00October 17th 2016|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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Towards a Global Transition in Urban Transport Concepts

By |2017-10-14T15:58:16+00:00October 14th 2016|basic infrastructure & housing, urban mobility, Tags: , , , |

Rapid urbanisation comes with growing volumes of traffic and air pollution, which creates an urgent need for sustainable and integrated urban mobility solutions. To find such solutions is one of the key goals that the German Development Cooperation wants to achieve in the Habitat III process. A newly published brochure lays out the ideas of how to get there.

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

By |2017-10-17T17:07:12+00:00October 14th 2016|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+00:00October 10th 2016|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+00:00September 30th 2016|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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Voices on Habitat, Part I

By |2017-10-14T16:08:46+00:00September 21st 2016|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.

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

By |2017-10-14T16:11:47+00:00September 6th 2016|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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The world urban population | Infographics

By |2017-10-14T16:13:01+00:00August 25th 2016|global urban debates, Tags: , , |

What are we talking about when we talk about urbanisation? How is it going to effect the world in the years to come? Urbanet's infographics provide you with key figures and numbers about citites' development trends worldwide.

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

By |2017-10-14T16:13:17+00:00August 23rd 2016|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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