Wednesday at Habitat 3 saw big crowds at the Exhibition Hall, where participants could learn about innovative sustainable projects happening around the world.
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.
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.
The first official day of Habitat 3 kicked off with the opening plenary. Mayors, city experts and civil society participants all shared ideas at the Casa de la Cultura in Quito.
Opening today the United Nations Habitat III conference in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, Secretary-General Ban-Ki-Moon told the gathered delegations that “transforming our world for the better” means re-making towns and cities through sustainable development.
“Take strong ownership” of a “vital” new development agenda, Secretary-General urges mayors across the world
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in the Ecuadorian capital for the Habitat 3 conference on sustainable urban development, toured Quito on 16 October 2016.
Young people from all over the world are gathering at the #Habitat3 conference in Quito this week, and they brought with them smart ideas for sustainable cities.
A major global conference, aiming to set a "New Urban Agenda," will “help us to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities,” according to Ban Ki-moon, begins this weekend in Quito.
3 October 2016 – Adequate housing is a universal human right and should be at the centre of the urban policy and in the physical centre of the city, senior United Nations officials said today, marking the 2016 edition of World Habitat Day. “The unplanned rapid expansion of towns and cities means an increasing number [...]