Live from Habitat III: The New Urban Agenda, Urbanization and the Role of Local Government Drive Opening Plenary Sessions
The Official Opening Plenary of Habitat III. Photo by Agencia de Noticias ANDES / Flickr
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is reporting on Habitat III from Quito, Ecuador. Follow our daily coverage on TheCityFix. Habitat III, the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, officially began on Monday, October 17th in Quito. Members of the ...
Live from Habitat III: 5 Key Steps for Transformative Change in Cities
Holger Dalkmann at the Business Assembly’s session “A Holistic Approach to Urban Sustainability.” Photo credit: Alex Rogala
Habitat III is currently underway in Quito, Ecuador. At the Business Assembly’s session “A Holistic Approach to Urban Sustainability” Sunday morning, discussion focused on the need for holistic planning in order to create the kind of urban transformation that the ...
New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable Cities
CAPTION HERE. Photo by Marko Simo / Flickr
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. Through ...
Why Now Is the Time to Make Energy Access in Cities a Top Priority
Two men in Bosnia and Herzegovina install solar panels on their roof. Photo by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia / Flickr
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, on October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. ...
Q&A with Ani Dasgupta: What’s at Stake for Cities at Habitat III?
A successful Habitat III and implementation of the New Urban Agenda means a successful future for cities, like Bangalore, India.  Photo by EMBARQ / Flickr
WRI is engaging in Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20 – to help create the sustainable, equitable, prosperous cities of the future. Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI ...
Live from Habitat III: A Focus on Housing, Energy and Transport for More Equal Cities
Ani Dasgupta (Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities), Michael Berkowtiz (President, 100 Resilient Cities), Rubbina Karruna (Research Adviser, Department for International Development), Marcio Lacerda (Mayor, Belo Horizante) and Xavier de Souza Briggs (Vice president for Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation) at the opening panel of WRI's Habitat III pre-conference event. Photo by Milton Bustamante/WRI.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is reporting on Habitat III from Quito, Ecuador. Follow our daily coverage on TheCityFix. “The New Urban Agenda is about the challenge of making cities work—for the economy, for the environment, for people. It’s ...
Habitat III Introduces the New Urban Agenda to the World. Then What?
Quito, Ecuador, site of Habitat III. Photo by Cristian Ibarra Santillan / Flickr
Next week’s Habitat III conference will see more than 45,000 leaders, decision makers and urban experts sign into force the New Urban Agenda(NUA) – the outcome declaration of the global UN summit – and set a course for 20 years of urban transformation. ...
Three Challenges to Safe and Affordable Urban Housing
Informal urban housing, like this in Mumbai, is all that many new city-dwellers can afford. Photo by Robin King/WRI
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. Through ...
World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City – Framing the Opportunities and Challenges
Surat, India, where a plague outbreak triggered urban transformation. Photo by qusai_haider/Flickr
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. Through ...
Chengdu Shows How Cities Can Turn Climate Commitments into Action
Chengdu, China is a leader in low-carbon planning. Photo by Axel Drainville / Flickr
The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Sustainable and Livable Cities Initiative supports key leaders in China, India and Brazil in improving urban quality of life and environmental sustainability. WRI’s blog series on the Initiative will highlight some of the projects that ...