|2016 World Cities Report
This week, UN Habitat released their annual World Cities Report, the Agency's flagship publication on the state of the world's urban centers. This year's report is particularly salient as the global community heads into Habitat III in October to discuss and agree on global commitments on sustainable and equitable urban development.
The report is quite long, and delves into topics such as sustainability, governance, planning and finances. IHC is very pleased to see that both housing and urban equity are at
the very forefront of the report, each receiving their own chapter. The report frankly acknowledges the global community's disengagement on housing, presents the effects of this shift as well as recommendations for the future.
The report provides examples of where progress has been made on many fronts, and recommendations for further work and research.
Read a press release about the report here. Read the full report here.