IHC Statement on New Urban Agenda Zero Draft
IHC Global submitted a statement this week as part of the open Dialogue on the "Zero Draft" of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), which you can find here. The NUA will provide a "blueprint for urban development for the coming decades and is to be a principal outcome of Habitat III. Informal consultations with civil society and other stakeholders concerning the NUA, as part of the inclusive lead-up to Habitat III, have been taking place in New York this week, and the dialogue is open until June 13th. IHC Global hopes you consider adding your comments to the process as well.
The IHC statement is divided into two sections: Themes, and Implementation.
In the first section IHC makes recommendations for strengthening the overall vision of the NUA, including a greater focus on communities, local governance, and broadening their definitions of inequality and inequity so that it will continue to inspire and guide urban development over the longer term.
In the second section, IHC makes specific recommendations on how this vision might be implemented. Greater attention to informal settlements, secure tenure, capacity building and key barriers to equitable development are addressed, among others.
IHC's statement is available here. Please feel free to read and share widely, and to make your own statement here.