Citiscope offers five immediate takeaways following this week’s release of the Habitat III vision document.
“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.”
An upgrading program in a Nairobi’s Kibera slum has taken more than a decade, but is helping change the conversation about how to handle informal urban neighborhoods in African cities.
Language around next year’s cities conference is under discussion during the final week of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals text.