Quito Coverage

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Official and unofficial mechanisms are quickly falling into place to follow and prod implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs October 21, 2016
As global leaders gather at this week’s Habitat III conference to adopt the New Urban Agenda, they are being urged to pay greater attention to transport.
Anna Valmero October 19, 2016
Partnerships between the local government, national government and the Catholic Church keep Quito's historic center looking great and drawing tourists.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 19, 2016
Mechanism seen as critical following Habitat III negotiations’ removal of proposed Multi-Stakeholder Panel on Sustainable Urbanization.
Brendon Bosworth October 19, 2016
The Pritzker Prize winner also elaborated on his ‘half a good house’ concept, outlining the five elements — and no more — the state should provide through affordable-housing programmes.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
Lessons from a series of simple interventions.
Christopher Swope October 19, 2016
Halfway through Habitat III, few countries have made pledges on the official Quito Implementation Plan platform.
Gregory Scruggs October 18, 2016
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the U.N. summit on sustainable urbanization taking place this week in Quito — and the 20-year vision document it will adopt.
October 18, 2016
As the U.N.’s urbanization jamboree finally kicks off, what does the former mayor want the world to know about his city?
Gregory Scruggs October 18, 2016
The Future Cities project tells stories of the people who make Kinshasa, Lima and Yangon places to watch.
Anna Valmero and Gregory Scruggs October 18, 2016
‘It’s impossible to think the next 20 years could be like the last 20 years,’ said the U.N. official tasked with monitoring the right to adequate housing, as countries adopt the New Urban Agenda.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016
‘Intermediary’ cities host 70,000 new people a day, a trend expected for decades. But lawmakers have yet to fully recognize this reality.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 18, 2016
The Habitat III strategy is being adopted as global recognition is picking up that health should be at the heart of city development strategies.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 17, 2016
Progress on implementing the Habitat III strategy can be driven by equitable access to five basic services — land, housing, water, energy and transport, a think tank says.
Anna Valmero October 17, 2016
At the centre of this week’s Habitat III conference on sustainable urbanization is a strategy that has been negotiated and agreed by 193 countries — the New Urban Agenda. Is that accord transformative?
Gregory Scruggs October 17, 2016
What started as an effort to clean up a vacant house has turned into a force for social change.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 17, 2016
The Habitat III strategy was meant to provide a roadmap for implementing recent global accords in cities. But analysis is mixed on how it stacks up.
Gregory Scruggs October 17, 2016
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