Habitat 3: will it deliver?

Insight and commentary from 
The University of Manchester

Around 50,000 delegates met in Quito, Ecuador, in October for the Habitat 3 conference which set out the United Nations' New Urban Agenda – a guide to policies and approaches for the sustainable development and planning of cities and towns across the globe for the next 20 years.

As part of The University of Manchester's research beacon for addressing global inequalities, we brought you a special series of blogs from some of our leading researchers.

Below are some of our highlights...

Professor Diana Mitlin's piece entitled,

Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda: How can we turn inequality talk into action?

featured on the New Statesman's CityMetric website and Diana was also interviewed on BBC Radio Manchester.

On Wednesday Professor Armando Barrientos participated in a UNICEF panel discussion on

Children in Cities in the Latin America and Caribbean Region: Beyond the Average

where he spoke to a Minister for Social Development among others.

Click here to read his Question and Answer session on childhood urban inequalities and the key issues to address.

Photo credit: Stefan Boness, iponphoto.com

Dr Tanja Müller reflected on Habitat 3 from the perspective of rights, social exclusion and how refugees were treated in one Berlin neighbourhood in her blog post,

Aspirations for a just city? 

Professor Diana Mitlin also shared updates filmed at Habitat 3 in Quito. See below...

Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia is a PhD researcher at The University's Global Development Institute. He relates the UN’s New Urban Agenda to one asylum seeker’s experience in his post,

What does Habitat 3's New Urban Agenda mean for the displaced?

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