Best practices have been a long-standing modality of knowledge generation and sharing by UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat is a leader in the management of urban practices and we aim to harness and  expand their full potential to inspire and accelerate implementation of the New Urban Agenda towards the achievement of the SDGs.

Urban Best Practices Database

The Urban Best Practices database is an online repository of inspiring breakthroughs on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. It contains practices which have been vetted and made available by different international award schemes. It has a comprehensive search functionality and serves as a useful reference tool for knowledge, success stories and lessons learnt that can be replicated and scaled up. Should you wish to add your Best Practices here, please contact us at