The United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on Monday's World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month of worldwide celebrations and citizens' engagement in urban life worldwide.
The final day of the Habitat 3 UN conference on sustainable cities concluded Thursday with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.
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.
Wednesday at Habitat 3 saw big crowds at the Exhibition Hall, where participants could learn about innovative sustainable projects happening around the world.
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.
At meeting of African Presidents, Ban highlights importance of urban planning as tool for development
Speaking at a presidential dialogue on the African Urban Agenda at United Nations Headquarters in New York today, the Secretary-General addressed the leaders of several African countries and highlighted the importance of effective urban planning as a vital tool for development.