Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. IIED and its partners will be at this year’s Habitat conference, which takes place from 17-20 October in Quito, Ecuador.
Habitat III will take place in Quito, Ecuador (Photo: Eddy!, Creative Commons via Wikimedia)
The last Habitat conference was held 20 years ago, and Habitat III will adopt the ‘New Urban Agenda‘. This ‘action-oriented document’ aims to set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, and secure cooperation from global stakeholders to rethink the way we build, manage, and live in cities.
Habitat III is the first United Nations global summit since the adoption of the2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement. It offers an opportunity to discuss the challenges of how cities are planned and managed, and their role as drivers of sustainable development and climate change goals.