Conference: Habitat III
17 - 20 October 2016, UNESCO, Quito, Ecuador
DATE: 17/10/2016
Docomomo International wishes to congratulate UNESCO on the adoption of the New Urban Agenda in September this year and their successful Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Entitled ‘Habitat III’, the conference was organized in October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador.

For this event, the UNESCO Global Report on Sustainable Urban Development was prepared. Down below you can find the website with the report and another with the summary.

“This Report, the first of its kind, explores the role of culture for sustainable urban development. It is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development and the New Urban Agenda.

In search of a common thread between the past and the future, the Report examines the contribution of culture to urban sustainability from two analytical angles: a global survey implemented with nine regional partners across the world; and key thematic insights. The Report thus analyses the situation, trends, threats and existing opportunities in different regional contexts, and presents a global picture of urban heritage safeguarding, conservation and management, as well as the promotion of cultural and creative industries, as resources for sustainable urban development. The Report also includes a set of maps and a section on UNESCO’s strategic networks reflecting the Organization’s various fields of competence.

Building on the findings of this global research and thematic reflection, the Report presents new guidelines and recommendations, rooted in culture, to ensure that the cities of tomorrow are safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.”

More details: website
Full report: website
Summary of the report: website