Updated: Mar 9
The World Urban Campaign (WUC) Steering Committee members has recently approved the
new applications to host the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) 8.0. - a platform that brings together experts, urban practitioners, academics, and stakeholders to exchange knowledge and ideas on sustainable urban development.
The UTC is a flagship initiative of the World Urban Campaign (WUC), a global advocacy and partnership platform that aims to raise awareness about urbanization challenges and opportunities, and to promote sustainable urban development.
Since then, the UTC has become a global movement, with over 310 events organized in more than 60 countries, and involving thousands of participants from various backgrounds.
The UTC series 8.0 will focus on the Overall Thematic Priorities 2023-24:
- Housing for All
UN-Habitat places affordability, sustainability and inclusiveness of the housing sector at the core of the urbanization process. Housing is more than just a roof; it’s the opportunity for better lives and a better future. Housing is about safety, health, education and employment.
- City Climate Action
Cities are on the front line of climate change impact and are at the heart of climate action. WUC promotes effective scalable solutions and innovations with a focus on low urban- based carbon emissions, building climate resilience of the urban poor.
- Urban Crises
Urban crises are increasingly complex and need to be addressed through enhanced social integration and inclusive communities through effective crisis response and recovery. Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure are key priorities in the current context.
- SDG Localization
SDGs localization is about translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into local actions and impacts that contribute to the global achievement of the SDGs. We will engage more cities to join SDG localization as a framework of action.
Kindly find below the Urban Thinkers Campuses approved for 2023:
In addition, please note that 3 UTCs have been pre-approved. Once approved, it will be reflected on the list.
All information on the upcoming UTCs will be made available online on the WUC website on this page (as and when provided by UTC organizers): http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/urban-thinkers-campus