The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. Read more at : http://unhabitat.org/events-3/world-habitat-day/
The annual Future of Cities Forum brings together mayors, city councilors, urban planners, researchers, practitioners and representatives of civil society and the private sector to discuss key challenges and solutions for urban development. Read more at : http://www.futureofcitiesforum.com/
World Cities Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanisation, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and challenges in urbanisation and contribute to urban sustainable development around the world. Read more at http://unhabitat.org/events-3/world-cities-day/
The Global Mayors Forum (GMF) will bridge cultural differences between cities and help cities around the world to achieve sustainable urban development.
The World Urban Campaign is working the GMF to organize an event around The City we Need at the Forum.
The World Council meetings further provide an excellent opportunity to meet with UCLG member, mayors, local and regional leaders and local government associations from across the world as well as partners from international community and development agencies. Read more at http://www.uclg.org/en/events/haikou-2014-world-council