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World Urban Campaign partners came together to write the Manifesto for Cities, a publication which outlines what we, as an international community of concerned organizations, want to see in our urban spaces. It establishes consensus on priorities for change, highlighting the importance of several key areas in urban development.

About the Manifesto

At their last Steering Committee meeting in March 2012, the World Urban Campaign partners agreed to contribute to the Habitat III Conference by engaging the international community, public, private and social partners to contribute to the new Global Urban Agenda through a Manifesto for Cities.

This Manifesto is a collective act of committed partners united by shared goals and a common vision of the city for the 21st century. It sets key principles, establishes essential paths for building a new Global Urban Agenda, and initiates a momentum towards the Habitat III Conference.

The Campaign partners must ask what direction global urban development will take over the coming 25 years, and what shall guide governments and their partners, in addition to the international community, to prepare for the urban future. They need to provide pertinent answers as the 20-year anniversary of the Habitat Agenda looms, and while critical urban trends lead to increased segregation, inequality, and environmental degradation, making the urban agenda global priority.

The Manifesto for Cities was prepared by the World Urban Campaign before the 6th Session of the World Urban Forum. It represents the consensus of all partners engaged in the global coalition.

Sign up to the Manifesto

If you agree with the messages within the Manifesto, you can take the first step to making a change by signing your name to show your support.


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