Tag: #UNHabitat

Civil society must ensure equitable inclusion in Habitat III

By Jane Katz Citiscope.org The road is looking a bit rockier than once thought to get to the New Urban Agenda, the outcome document for next year’s Habitat III conference on cities and the intended blueprint for a new global strategy around urbanization. Nonetheless, there was considerable optimism and civil society engagement at recent preparatory […]

PrepCom 2: Official statements indicate concerns around participation

By Greg Scruggs and Carey L. Biron – Citiscope Developing countries and other stakeholders are expressing concerns on two issues in particular as talks in Nairobi push forward the Habitat III process: broadening participation in that process and figuring out how to finance new, still-to-be-developed strategies around urban development. Some 700 government representatives, multilateral officials and civil society […]