Thursday, 4 August 2016

The new urban agenda

The new urban agenda is like the old urban agenda only more `out there` and it is all derived from the United Nations Agenda 21 being implemented under various guises all over the world.

For example:

"The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance was announced at the UN Climate Summit as part of a series of initiatives for cities, which also saw the release of a report on how cities can transform reductions in global emissions."

In the Draft New Urban Agenda [28 July 2016] we learn that "while the specific circumstances of cities, towns, and villages vary, ... the New Urban Agenda is universal in scope, participatory and people-centered, protects the planet, and has a long-term vision, setting out priorities and actions at the global, regional, national, sub-national, and local levels that governments and other relevant stakeholders in every country can adopt based on their needs."

From United Cities and Local Government it can be seen that towards this end they  want to create "a dynamic and active global action network of committed local leaders who work in partnership with one another and with other stakeholders to improve and implement the agenda of local governments over the next 10 years. [They] believe that this global action network only makes sense with a networked system of leadership, and [they] want [selected individuals] to be leaders of this network in their region and/or policy field."


Rosa Koire explains what the urban agenda is really about.

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