Kuala Lumpur Declaration On Cities 2030

We, the participants of the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum — representing  national, subnational and local governments, parliamentarians, civil society, older persons, women, youth, children, persons with disabilities, grassroots groups, indigenous peoples and local communities, private sector, foundations and philanthropies, international and regional organizations, academia, professionals and other relevant stakeholders — gathered in […]

Urban Upgrading Policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Urban Upgrading Policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Farzin Fardanesh, Urban Development and Regeneration Corporation (UDRC), I.R. Iran – World Urban Forum 9, Informal Settlements in Asia Good practices and Way forward, UN-Habitat in Action Room, Saturday 10 February 2018, 14:30 – 16:00, UN-Habitat in action room  Urban Upgrading Policies in the […]

“Grow now, pay later” no longer an option for world’s ballooning cities – experts

The speed and scale of urbanisation brings challenges, including growing demand for affordable housing, efficient transport systems and basic service By Gregory Scruggs KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Only about half of 150 countries surveyed have adopted laws governing urban development despite growing pressure for governments to embed cities into national strategies, […]

World Urban Forum Official Opening

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Attendees from 185 countries have come to Kuala Lumpur for the 9th World Urban Forum from 7-13 February 2018, opened officially today by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Raza. Convened by UN-Habitat, the conference addresses sustainable urban development. WUF9 was open and free to attend, and the response demonstrates a clear global response […]