What kind of cities do we want for the future?: The preparatory process for the New Urban Agenda

The first issue of the new supplement to the Ciudad Sostenible [Sustainable City] magazine, Agenda Urbana [Urban Agenda], focuses on the preparatory process for the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October 2016. The preparatory process for Habitat III has already seen two meetings of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom), which took place in New York and Nairobi – the next will be held in Jakarta in July 2016 – as well as the elaboration of 22 thematic issue papers divided into six general areas.

Through this issue of the Agenda Urbana supplement, Ciudad Sostenible summarizes the process towards Habitat III, which includes collaboration with UCLG on an article that highlights the importance of linking the Habitat III Conference to the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be approved this September. The supplement also highlights the important role that local and regional governments must play in the development of the New Urban Agenda for the 21st Century.

Read the supplement here (available in Spanish)