Better cities are possible: achieving resilient, low-carbon and inclusive urban development

A series of articles looking at ways to achieve resilient, low-carbon and inclusive urban development. It sets out a vision for urban transformation that responds to the twin crises of climate change and inequality.

Also published as an IIED paper, it builds on the core principles of IIED’s framework for transformative urban recovery, developed in 2021, and on the work done by IIED’s Human Settlements research group.

IIED’s urban researchers have identified four specific action areas, which are discussed in detail. These are:

Throughout 2022, IIED and partners will explore how cities can be sites of transformative change through these four interlinked themes. We will also look at the new approaches to data, participation and finance that need to be made to ensure meaningful and transformative planning.