2511, 2016

UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

November 25th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure|

The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.

1011, 2016

Cities striving to play key role in implementing Paris Agreement

November 10th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

The Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements at COP22 showcased the potential of local action, focusing on resilience and building efficiency.

2810, 2016

Expert panel finds that greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

October 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships|

High-Level Advisory Group offers ten-point plan to advance sustainable transport

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Finding that global, national and local transport systems […]

2010, 2016

UN conference agrees new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

A major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed and inhabited.

“We have analyzed and discussed the challenges […]

2010, 2016

Habitat 3: 20 October in photos

October 20th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

The final day of the Habitat 3 UN conference on sustainable cities concluded Thursday with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

2010, 2016

The New Urban Agenda: Key Commitments

October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

It's official: world leaders have adopted the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development, and will help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities.

2010, 2016

UN Environment report: Put people, not cars first in transport systems

October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against climate change.

1910, 2016

Habitat 3: 19 October in photos

October 19th, 2016|Cities, News|

Wednesday at Habitat 3 saw big crowds at the Exhibition Hall, where participants could learn about innovative sustainable projects happening around the world.

1810, 2016

Habitat 3: 18 October in photos

October 18th, 2016|Cities, News, Uncategorized|

The second day of Habitat 3, the UN's conference on sustainable cities, featured more discussions, exhibitions and a special event on including disabled people in urban planning.

1810, 2016

UNESCO report: ‘A human-centred city is a culture-centred space’

October 18th, 2016|Cities, News|

UNESCO has released a new report spotlighting the power of culture as a strategic asset for creating cities that are more inclusive, creative and sustainable.