On October 20, 2016, the New Urban Agenda was adopted, setting the priorities and expectations for the next 20 years of urban development against the backdrop of growing urbanisation. The Habitat III conference in Quito, which hosted a vast array of events besides the official negotiations reflected the themes of the New Urban Agenda and the hopes attached to it. Here is a review of the events and atmosphere in Quito.
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.