IUSD Lecture #5 / Rafael Tuts, Global Solutions Division, UN-Habitat

The Role of the United Nations in Promoting Urban Planning for Sustainable Development (20/01/2021)

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, transformative change is needed to make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
The New Urban Agenda complements this by providing a blueprint on how to promote sustainable urbanization in the next two decades, with strong connections to the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. In UN-Habitat’s strategic plan 2020-2023, urban planning is positioned as one of the key drivers of change to reduce spatial inequality, enhance shared prosperity, promote urban climate action, and accelerate urban crises response. The lecture will explore how urban planning is linked to the global goals of the United Nations. Through research findings and practical field examples it will demonstrate how global challenges are highly dependent on more sustainable urban planning policy and practice.

An informal settlement on the Picacho hill in Medellin, Colombia
Credits: UN-Habitat / A.Padrós

Date & Time: The IUSD Lecture will be held in English via Cisco Webex on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 / 11:30-13:00 CET.

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