Sustainable urbanization

Resolutions Africa / Marrakesh 2014 Conference

The Marrakesh City Council, the FMDV and UCLG Africa will organize the REsolutions Africa / Marrakesh 2014 Conference, which will be held the11th and 12th December, 2014 in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco. Dans un contexte d’urbanisation galopante, avec 1.26 milliards d’urbains prévus en 20

Africities 7 Summit to address sustainable urban development in Africa

The premier event for dialogue sharing on sustainable urban and economic development of African cities will take place in Johannesburg in 2015—bringing together 5,000 participants from across the globe.

Local and Regional Governments stand up for an inclusive and sustainable agenda at the first PrepCom of Habitat III

A delegation of local and regional leaders of the Global Taskforce, facilitated by UCLG, which included over 40 elected representatives, met in New York on 15-18 September, on the occasion of the first Preparatory Committee meeting for the Habitat III Conference.

Finding a place for cities in the UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals”

UCLG and its members are advocating for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that take local and regional priorities into account, in particular in the light of the rapid urbanization faced by many regions of the world.


Contribute to the European Commission’s public consultation

While 72 % of the total EU population live in cities, towns and suburbs, this proportion is likely to reach more than 80% by 2050, giving rise to numerous social, environmental and democratic challenges.

Sustainable urbanization is key to successful development, UN World Urbanization Prospects Report

The United Nations reported that an additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to

“Re-Imagining people centered public spaces” Learning Exchange in Durban, South Africa

A learning exchange event on “Re-imagining public spaces” was held from the 4th to 6th of June in Durban, South Africa.

The Right to the City: Strategic approach for the Post-2015 and the Habitat III Global Agendas


By Lorena Zárate, President Habitat International Coalition (HIC), Mexico City



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