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Report on Sustainable Competitiveness of Cities Worldwide(2020-2021)
Technical Report
Report on Sustainable Competitiveness of Cities Worldwide(2020-2021)
The Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) is a cooperative research conducted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and UN-Habitat focusing on sustainable urban competitiveness, urban land and urban… Read more
Geo for Cities
Global Report
The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Cities report
GEO for Cities aims to inform, engage and support dialogue among city decision makers and other actors involved in urban issues. The GEO-6 report, published in 2019, identified urbanization as one of five main drivers… Read more
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News
Equitable future cities hold answers to pollution, climate and nature breakdown
Nairobi, 18 November 2021 – Global cities are key to overcoming the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution. A new vision of future cities is detailed in a report released today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The Global Environment Outlook for Cities report: Towards Green and Just Cities identifies urbanization as one of the… Read more
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Flagship and Regional Reports
World Cities Report 2020
World Cities Report
World Cities Report 2020: The Value of Sustainable Urbanization
The world we live in has been transformed in a manner not witnessed in recent times.  The coronavirus pandemic has triggered what arguably is the worst public health crisis in a century and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.  In a rapidly urbanizing and globalized world, cities have been the… Read more
The New Urban Agenda Illustrated
Technical Report
The New Urban Agenda Illustrated
The New Urban Agenda, adopted at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, on 20 October 2016, presents a paradigm shift based on the science of cities and lays out standards and principles for the planning, construction, development, management and improvement of urban areas. The New Urban Agenda is intended as a resource for… Read more
Cities and Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future
Technical Report
Cities and Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future
The UN-Habitat’s Report on Cities and Pandemics: Towards a More Just, Green and Healthy Future presents an analysis of the situation of the COVID-19 in cities and urban areas after one year since the declaration of pandemic and outlines a range of bold measures that could deliver a lasting and sustainable recovery… Read more
GSNUP Report 2021
Global Report
Global State of National Urban Policy 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an opportunity and the potential for national urban policy (NUP) to shape more resilient, green and inclusive cities as part of countries recovery packages. The scale and urgency of pressing and emerging urban challenges has become evident and has given prominence to NUP as a tool… Read more
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