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Habitat III

We have 21 items tagged with ‘Habitat III’.
  • Esther Atieno prepares dinner for her family in Kisumu City, Kenya, using a jiko kisasa (firewood stove). Without city-wide data on electricity and fuel use available from utilities and companies, cities can survey a set of households on their energy use and extrapolate the results (Photo: Peter Kapuscinski/World Bank)

    Global to local: supporting cities to meet the New Urban Agenda

    The New Urban Agenda sets ambitious sustainability objectives for cities of all sizes. At the 9th World Urban Forum, IIED worked with local governments on how to deliver against the wide-ranging goals. Alexandra Norodom reflects on the power of inclusive processes

    23 March 2018 | Blog | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • The influx of migrants and refugees onto the island of Lesbos was met with an influx of responders from various sectors who often did not effectively collaborate early on in the response (Tyler Jump/International Rescue Committee)

    Finding space for dialogue when urban crises hit

    IIED and partners hosted an event at Habitat III that focused on how to strengthen humanitarian responses to crises in urban areas. Teresa Corcoran reports back from Quito

    26 October 2016 | News | Urban
  • Bimbo Osobe and Samuel Akinrolabu, members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation, lead a march of residents of Lagos waterfront communities threatened with eviction, to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office to demand open dialogue with the government on alternatives to evictions of the urban poor (Photo: Andrew Maki)

    Is this too easy?

    Voices from grassroots communities are being heard at Habitat III, but will this make a difference where it counts? Diana Mitlin writes from Quito

    26 October 2016 | Blog | Water
  • A slum is upgraded in Zambia. Local urban poor organisations are working with local governments to solve problems, but need financial support (Photo: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), via Google licence)

    Show me the money!

    Ahead of a side event at Habitat III, Anna Walnycki highlights how funding is needed for grassroots upgrading of informal settlements in the face of evictions

    18 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Just 0.03 per cent of the money spent annually on fossil fuel subsidies could provide 200 million people in cities with access to the grid (Photo: Pexels, via Google licence)

    Action from UN's Habitat III key to lift urban millions out of poverty

    Nearly 200 million people are living in cities around the world with no access to electricity – most are in sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of something so basic and necessary is keeping them in poverty and hindering cities’ potential to be the economic powerhouses they can be

    17 October 2016 | News | Energy
  • Urban climate action champion Debra Roberts gave the 2016 Barbara Ward Lecture (Image: IIED)

    2016 Barbara Ward Lecture: Debra Roberts says global urbanisation strategy needs greater focus on practical implementation

    Urban climate action champion Debra Roberts said the new global strategy for the world's cities needs a stronger focus on implementation if it is going to be effective. Roberts was delivering the 2016 Barbara Ward Lecture : watch the entire lecture as live and read the event coverage

    11 October 2016 | Article | Communication
  • Lagos in 2010. Under different scenarios, Lagos could have 61 million inhabitants in 2100, or over 100 million (Image: Ricardo Gomes, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Will Africa have the world's largest cities in 2100?

    A new report suggests that most of the world's largest cities in 2100 will be in Africa – including many with over 40 million inhabitants. This blog suggests growth in numbers will hinge more on the extent of economic development

    7 October 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Downtown Dar es Salaam: the largest city in Tanzania is on track to have a population over 50 million (Photo: Babak Fakhamzadeh, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    The shifting power of cities

    Population predictions for the world's largest cities in the 21st century (part 2): New figures show the population of the world's largest cities set to soar. This rapid growth calls for better, more sustainable cities

    5 October 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Lillies spread over a pond; cities must be governed and managed well to ensure population growth is sustainable (Photo: hqworld)

    Cities on the twenty-ninth day

    Population predictions for the world's largest cities in the 21st century (part 1): rapid urbanisation, if managed sustainably, could ease the pressure of exponential growth set for urban areas

    3 October 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • IIED will be participating in a range of event at Habitat III, the global UN summit on urban issues

    IIED at Habitat III: event listing

    IIED and its partners were at Habitat III, which took place from 17-20 October in Quito, Ecuador

    23 September 2016 | Event | Urban
  • Dharavi slum, Mumbai, India (Photo: Akshay Mahajan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Data that supports local development

    Global goals and targets often rely on national data, but local data are needed to inform action on the ground and to monitor progress on the goals

    22 September 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Champion of urban climate action Debra Roberts will deliver IIED's 2016 Barbara Ward Lecture. Click the image to apply to attend the event (Image: IIED)

    Jack of all trades, master of the urban agenda

    This year's Barbara Ward Lecture will be given by Debra Roberts, who says more needs to be done to join the dots between the 'New Urban Agenda', being prepared for Habitat III, and the realities of implementation at the local level

    14 September 2016 | News | Urban
  • Getting water from a tanker in Vijinapura, India. Partnerships between local government and slum/shack dweller organisations can help deliver urban development goals (Photo: cstepin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Why do we ignore the local processes that deliver global goals in urban areas?

    International agencies must support local processes if we are to achieve ambitious global goals – so benefits reach urban communities on the ground whose needs these goals are set up to meet

    16 August 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Debra Roberts will become the latest 'outstanding woman in development' to deliver the Barbara Ward Lecture

    Champion of urban climate action to deliver IIED's 2016 Barbara Ward Lecture

    Leading urban practitioner asks: will Habitat III's New Urban Agenda deliver?

    19 July 2016 | News | Communication
  • Around a billion urban dwellers live in informal settlements such as these. Without far more effective policies, their population could rise to 2 billion by 2030 (Photo: Mark Edwards)

    Ten essentials for the New Urban Agenda in one page

    Ten concise points respond to the current draft of Habitat III's New Urban Agenda which is lengthy, dense and gives too little attention to the key roles of local government and civil society

    19 July 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • An image of crouching community members in a village in Champasak province, Laos identify areas where open defecation is taking place ahead of implementing sanitation measures (Photo: Viengsompasong Inthavong/World Bank, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    An urban approach to 'leaving no one behind'

    Taking an urban approach can help identify who is at risk of 'being left behind' and how this can be avoided

    2 June 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • An image of a man with a wheelbarrow in the Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, the biggest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. The rights of all must be incorporated into the 'new urban agenda' (Photo: Steffan Jensen/, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Recognising urban rights: global debates and local struggles

    Global debates can help frame how human rights in the city are recognised but are often far removed from processes that affirm rights at local level

    26 May 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • An image of an outdoor community meeting in Zimbabwe. Ensuring the perspectives of local people and communities are heard in Habitat III's high-level consultations is a critical part of IIED's work (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    IIED and Habitat III

    The third global UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, took place in Ecuador in October 2016. This page sets out how IIED engaged with Habitat III

    23 May 2016 | Article | Urban
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: luxury skyscrapers contrast with a shanty town of small brick dwellings with aluminium roofs. It is estimated that 10 per cent of the city's population lives in informal settlements (Photo: Mark Edwards/IIED)

    Facing an increasingly urban world

    An estimated 54.5 per cent of the world's population live in urban areas, compared with 37.9 per cent 40 years ago. In this context, can Habitat III deliver the 'new urban agenda' we need?

    13 May 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • An image of an open sewer in the Kibera informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, Refugees in such informal settlements face even more challenges than existing habitatants to access to services, such as language barriers (Photo: Eoghan Rice/Trócaire)

    Revealing the hidden refugees in African cities

    A growing number of refugees and displaced people are living in cities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa – but governments are slow to recognise and meet their needs

    6 May 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Residents of Sitio San Roque, Philippines, watch a demolition team tear down their houses during an eviction (Photo: Alamy)

    Briefing: Will Habitat III produce an effective "new urban agenda?"

    This discussion focused on the likely outcomes and impacts of this year's UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III – plus the launch of the April issue of E&U

    6 April 2016 | Event | Urban
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