A major U.N. reform initiative is underway around localization and partnerships. In this, the Habitat III process offers a key model.
Eugénie L. Birch July 31, 2017
Gregory Scruggs June 14, 2017
Eights trends binding together the Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda and Paris climate agreement — and pointing toward a future of sustainable cities.
Aromar Revi May 1, 2017
Gregory Scruggs April 28, 2017
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2017
Gregory Scruggs March 29, 2017
Pushed by grass-roots pressure, South Africa’s judicial system has shown real progress in turning the government’s focus from housing delivery to in situ upgrading of informal settlements.
Marie Huchzermeyer February 20, 2017
Last year’s Habitat III process brought global focus to links between urban and rural development. In India, this has meant a new regional approach to planning aimed at bridging this gap.
Notes from a Habitat III negotiating chair.
Ian Klaus February 6, 2017
Gregory Scruggs January 31, 2017
Gregory Scruggs January 25, 2017
Five views on what the former Portuguese prime minister needs to focus on as he takes over as head of the United Nations.
Gregory Scruggs January 10, 2017
Marching orders came as the General Assembly formally adopted the Habitat III strategy.
Gregory Scruggs January 9, 2017
Carlin Carr January 6, 2017
Policymakers will be pushed to recognize the importance of tenure reforms in cities, analysts say. Such processes also can do much to stem rural migration to cities.
Gregory Scruggs December 15, 2016
ANALYSIS | Spatial thinking does not have a high profile in the Habitat III strategy. That’s concerning.
December 13, 2016
That’s a problem. For the Habitat III strategy to work, we need each city dweller to become an activist for change.
Debra Roberts December 12, 2016
Local authorities are pushing to fundamentally move away from the longstanding dominance of the nation-state. How can we ensure that this is for the best?
Diane E. Davis December 5, 2016
ANALYSIS | New tools are helping local authorities adopt a ‘systems approach’ to understanding the full scope of their resource use — and to figure out efficiencies.
December 2, 2016