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World Urban Campaign - a step towards sustainable urban development

Coordinated by UN-Habitat, it acts as a partnership platform in terms of global advocacy and encourages dialogues, innovations, and learning that are beneficial for urban planning and development.


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  • It works with an agenda to promote positive urban growth and development and looks forward to achieving green, safe, healthy and planned cities.(Image Credit: Twitter)

The World Urban Campaign works to achieve sustainable urban development by responding directly to the needs for collaboration and partnerships between governments and civil society organizations, local authorities, the private sector, the research community, trade unions, parliamentarians, professional organizations, youth and women groups. The campaign is built on the legacy of the Habitat II Conference (Istanbul,1996).

Coordinated by UN-Habitat, it acts as a partnership platform in terms of global advocacy and encourages dialogues, innovations, and learning that are beneficial for urban planning and development.

The idea for the partnership has been inspired by the two campaigns with the theme of Secure Tenure and Good Urban Governance held during a conference in 1999. The two campaigns were conjoined in 2009 to form the World Urban Campaign with one single vision of sustainable development. World Urban Campaign also known as WUC is managed by a committee which comprises of UN-Habitat partner organizations.

It works with an agenda to promote positive urban growth and development and looks forward to achieving green, safe, healthy and planned cities.

 

Launched In March 2014, its manifesto - The City We Need, was conceived, designed and written by the partners of the World Urban Campaign, consists of nine principles all focussed on the objective of achieving sustainable urban development.

The WUC works in tune with principles such as:

  • Accessible and pro-poor land, infrastructure, services, mobility, and housing;
  • Socially inclusive, gender sensitive, healthy and safe development;
  • Environmentally sound and carbon-efficient built environment;
  • Participatory planning and decision making;
  • Vibrant and competitive local economies promoting decent work and livelihoods;
  • Assurance of non-discrimination and equal rights to the city; and
  • Empowering cities and communities to plan for and effectively manage adversity and change.

The World Urban Campaign is a stage where thinkers are encouraged to share their ideas and abstracts and, has four sections.

  1. Urban Thinkers
  2. Urban Solutions
  3. Urban Lectures
  4. Urban Publications                                                                                                                                                              

For all those who have an eye for change and considers the development of cities as a great force behind sustainable development can join this campaign as a member, Associate partner Media partner or Sponsor.                                               

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