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How can ethics guide cities towards just, inclusive, sustainable, resilient and well-governed futures? 

The first Australian Urban Thinkers Campus, co-hosted by World Vision International and the UN Global Compact - Cities Programme, will focus on principles, policies and action planning aimed at bringing ethics and values to the forefront of city planning and urban governance. It will explore the ethics of the city under three themes:

  1. Ethical Urban Development – What defines ethical leadership at the city, business and community level? How can ethical principles be considered into city planning and local businesses? What does it mean to be an ethically engaged citizen?
  2. Urban Resilience – What does success look like when urban resilience is supported by an ethical framework? What are the requisites to accelerate the implementation of innovative programs and projects that enhance community resilience?
  3. Inclusion and Right to the City – What is the role of the city’s key stakeholders in promoting the inclusion of all city dwellers, specifically migrant communities? How can we improve the rights and protection for the most vulnerable, and provide equitable and dignified access to services and opportunities, especially for children and youth?

World Vision and the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme invite you to join the debate on creating shared value for all city dwellers to contribute to just and ethical cities, especially for the most vulnerable. For more information please visit ethicalcities.org or to view the program, click here.


  • Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia
  • Robert Doyle, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne
  • Steve Chadwick, The Mayor of Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University


  1. Dr. Brendan F.D. Barrett

UN Global Compact Cities Programme

Email: brendan.barrett@citiesprogramme.org

Tel: +61-3-9925-2637/ 0497-585-267

2. Jacqueline Trieu

World Vision International

Email: Jacqueline_trieu@wvi.org

Tel: +61 3 9287 2794 / +61 412 154 742

Social Media

UN Global Compact – Cities Programme – @UNGC_Cities (Twitter)

World Vision International – @worldvision (Twitter)

World Vision Australia – @worldvisionaus (Twitter)

World Vision Australia Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/WorldVisionAustralia

*Keep up to date on this event and theme using the hashtag #UrbanThinkers on Twitter

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