The City We Need – 10 weeks to Surabaya

The City We Need – 10 weeks to Surabaya

“Socially inclusive. Equitable. Regenerative. Safe. Collectively managed. Innovative.”

What is The City We Need in the 21st Century?

This question was asked by more than 7847 men and women from 124 countries and 2137 organizations, representing fourteen constituent groups, who came together in 26 Urban Thinkers Campuses in 2015 and 2016 to define a joint vision for a better urban future. The recommendations made by the Urban Thinkers Campuses were compiled by a Drafting Committee which concluded its work on 12 March 2016. This document was then adopted unanimously by the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee on 16 March 2016 in Prague/Czech Republic following a long process of non-state actor engagement. The City We Need (TCWN) is a consensus document outlining a new urban paradigm in time for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will be held in Quito/Ecuador in October 2016. It has been translated into 3 United Nations languages, in order to act as a reference document for all stakeholders and governments dealing with housing and sustainable urban development.
 
Today, on 23 May 2016 we start the countdown to the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the Habitat III Conference (PrepCom3) - 10 weeks to Surabaya – and we call on YOU to:
 
 
DISCOVER #TheCityWeNeed
PROMOTE #TheCityWeNeed
  • Share The City We Need with your network and publish it on your website. Download it HERE
  • Use the The City We Need campaign kit materials (http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/campaign-kit)
  • Participate in the Habitat III processes
    • Attend the informal hearings with stakeholders on 6-7 June, to be held in New York City/USA. More details are on the Habitat III website.
    • Submit your comments on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda via the Urban Dialogue
ENGAGE WITH #TheCityWeNeed
  • In the next 10 weeks leading up to PrepCom3, we call on you to engage with The City We Need, by discussing it’s 10 principles for a new urban paradigm on social media using the Hashtag #TheCityWeNeed. Starting with Principle 1 this last week of May 2016, we ask you to share your views with us on what YOU think a socially inclusive and engaging city is.
  • Share a video or photo with us on social media, showing us The City We Need on your or with your hand(s), using the hashtag #TheCityWeNeed

Contact
World Urban Campaign
Advocacy, Outreach & Communications Branch
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Nairobi/Kenya 
Photo Credits: World Urban Campaign - UN-Habitat (CC)