Linking policy-making and the New Urban Agenda with recent agreements on climate change and disaster risk reduction offers a strategy for financing the critically needed investments in today’s fast-growing intermediate cities.
Good urban planning can’t happen without a better understanding of informal settlements, advocates say.
Using global frameworks to guide local development and measure progress in cities is complex.
Citiscope offers five immediate takeaways following this week’s release of the Habitat III vision document.
As the Habitat III negotiations begin to wind up, discussion builds on how to monitor progress on the new vision in coming decades. Report from Citiscope.
Successful urban strategies have worked because local governments and local civil society could see the value of applying them. Commentary by David Satterthwaite and David Dodman.
Citiscope reports on key trends in the recently published African Economic Outlook report.
“What is pending?” asked Habitat III’s secretary general. “Issues related to monitoring, evaluation, follow-up and financing will be agreed on [through] further discussion here in Surabaya.”
The global community has made a lot of promises about the importance of clean, safe, accessible transport in cities. Habitat III is the time to deliver.
Citiscope’s Carey L. Biron takes a look at how cities are implementing the new Sustainable Development Goals.