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Registration for Habitat III is Now Open
New Urban Institute Research
ARegistration for Habitat III is Now Open

Registration for individuals to attend Habitat III is now open. As a reminder, the conference will take place from October 17-20, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. The deadline for individual registration is October 1, 2016.

To register for Habitat III, click here. For more information, visit our website's Habitat III page here.
  B New Urban Institute Research Addresses Inclusiveness

Last year The Urban Institute, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, conducted intensive research on how cities across high-income countries are responding to greater economic exclusion and inequality. The research analyzed the innovative solutions currently being tested on the ground and how new technologies and political momentum are being used in the fight against economic exclusion. Based on the research, the Urban Institute put forward new ideas for creating more inclusive urban economies.

This month the Urban Institute is posting its findings in a series of briefs, essays and blog posts called Open Cities: From Economic Exclusion to Urban Inclusion. You can access it all here.
CGlobal Housing Watch Newsletter

The International Monetary Fund's June Global Housing Watch Newsletter included a briefing called The State of Global Housing Prices: An Update from the Experts. The briefing reports that global housing prices remain "two-tiered," which is reflected by the house prices increases in Europe and North America and the rapid decrease in Asia and the Middle East.

Read the full briefing here.
DEvent: Urban Sustainability Laboratory

The development world is focusing on the Habitat III conference, but what happens post-conference to implement, finance and monitor the New Urban Agenda is equally important. Join the Lincoln Institute on Land Policy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Citiscope and the Wilson Center for After Quito: Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the next in a series of roundtable discussions organized by the U.S. Habitat III national committee.

The President and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy George W. "Mac" McCarthy will give the opening remarks, and NYU research scholar Alex Bei and the Director of International and Institute-Wide Initiatives at the Lincoln Institute Lourdes Germán will be presenting. A panel of experts will then discuss the policies, tools and resources needed to support the New Urban Agenda.

WHEN: Monday, July 11, 10 AM - 12 PM EDT
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 AM
WHERE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Brooke Mondale Auditorium
451 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20410

To RSVP, click here.
In the News and Around the Web
  • Explore 11 ideas for urban water security in developing countries in this Guardian Cities article here.
  • Read about the 7 major risks that threaten urban sustainability here.
  • View our overpopulated world like never before with this Guardian Cities photo series here.
  • This article asks the question, who is in charge of greening cities? Read it here.
The world produced 299m tonnes of plastic in 2013; the material makes up 90% of all rubbish floating on the surface of the world's seas. Photo Credit: Guardian Cities
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