Promoting green urban space and historic neighborhoods in Chengdu, China

Chengdu, 13 April 2017 – UN-Habitat and UN-Environment, in collaboration with the Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, have started working on an assessment of the development plans for the city’s Greenbelt and Shaocheng District.


Why are Greener Cities so relevant today?

by Isabel Wetzel and Junnan Mu.

When talking about ‘Greener Cities’, we are referring to a sustainable urban future, an opportunity of allowing our next generations to have an environmentally sustainable habitat, to live with sustainable infrastructures and clean energy, and to embrace a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and society. In this future, blue sky, fresh air, and clean water is not a luxury, but a given fact to which everyone on this planet has equal access.


Greener Cities Partnership to monitor urban environmental SDG indicators in Qazvin, Iran

Nairobi, 1 August 2016 – The City Prosperity Initiative – Metropolitan Cities (CPI-MC) and the Greener Cities Partnership (GCP) recently launched an International Pilot Programme in the City of Qazvin to monitor Sustainable Development Goals with an urban environment connection. The objective is to enable the municipality to create baseline data on the prosperity of the city related to urban SDGs indicators – and with the support of the GCP, monitor specific urban environmental indicators.