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World Urban Campaign
World Urban Campaign
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  • 2. 2- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br />The World UrbanCampaignisa global movementof public, private and civil society partnersworkingtogethercooperatively to promote and reinforcepolicies, strategies and actions to contribute to the well-being of citiesthroughout the world. <br />Launched in Rio de Janeiro at the 5th Session of the World Urban Forum (March 2010), the Campaigniscoordinated by UN-HABITAT in close collaboration with the Habitat Agenda Partners.<br />
  • 3. 3- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br /> The Urban Era<br />RURAL<br />URBAN<br />RURAL<br />URBAN<br />RURAL<br />URBAN<br />2000<br />2030<br />1970<br />Today half of humanity lives in cities. This figure will grow to 70% in just a generation from now.<br />Cities are growing because of:<br /><ul><li> Natural increase in urban population (50%)
  • 4. Reclassification of rural areas as urban areas (25%)
  • 5. Rural-to-urban migration (25%)</li></li></ul><li>4- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br /> An Urgent Quest – The Need for the World Urban Campaign<br />How we plan, build and manage our cities now, will determine the outcome of our efforts to achieve more sustainable and harmonious development tomorrow.<br />Urbanization is happening mostly in developing countries (93%)<br />In the North, almost half of the cities are declining<br />In the South, more than half of cities are growing very fast<br />Developing world cities are growing 10 times faster<br />GROWTH OF URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (2005-2020)<br />URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (2005)<br />More developed regions <br />More developed regions <br />Less developed regions <br />Less developed regions <br />
  • 6. 5- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br />FORLearning<br />Sharing<br />Partnerships<br /> Follow-up actions<br />TO CONNECT: create synergies and lasting linkages between public, private and social stakeholders working together to improve the quality of life in cities<br />TO EXCHANGE: share knowledge and information worldwide and promote learning from one other<br />TO DELIVER: advance strategically together initiatives aimed to improve the quality of life in cities<br />TO UNITE: create a space for opportunities and engagement whereby the partners and donors can find an effective ground to allocate and leverage resources<br />TO ENABLE: provide the necessary tools to improve the quality of life in cities and achieve creative and resilient cities and communities<br />TO MEASURE: establish benchmarks and monitor progress <br />
  • 7. 6- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br /> The Partners: Together to Improve our City Life<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />Foundations<br />Development Banks/ Agencies<br />National & Local<br />Governments<br />Parliamentarians<br />5<br />6<br />4<br />Private Sector<br />Research &<br />Education<br />Youth Groups<br />8<br />7<br />9<br />Women’s<br />Groups<br />Experts <br />&<br />Professionals<br />Public Information<br />Media<br />The Campaign enables the partners to work together to maximize the use of their knowledge and expertise, to leverage each others’ outreach and advocacy capacities, to attract financial resources, and to advance strategically together the many efforts and initiatives aimed to enhance the quality of life in cities. <br />Convene<br />Anchor<br />Communicate<br />
  • 8. 7- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br /> Campaign Driving Principles<br />ACCESSIBLEand pro-poor land, adequate housing, infrastructure, services and mobility.<br />ENVIRONMENTALLYsound and carbon-efficient built environments.<br />PARTICIPATORYplanning and decision making processes.<br />SOCIALLYinclusive, multi cultural, gender sensitive, healthy and safe development.<br />VIBRANT, resilient and competitive localECONOMIESpromoting decent work and livelihoods.<br />Assurance of non-discrimination and EQUITABLE RIGHTSto the city.<br />EMPOWERINGcities and communities to plan for and effectively manage adversity & change.<br />Solutions require collective action, and positive force, when exerted with critical mass, can generate lastingly changes.<br />
  • 9. 8- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br />To share innovative urban practices by encouraging and mobilizing people, communities, municipal officials, services providers and political leaders of any city to tell their story about how they are contributing to a better and smarter city.<br />To test and develop the architecture of a global learning, sharing and networkingplatform in support of a sustainable urbanization.<br />www.100citiesinitiative.org<br />info@100citiesinitiative.org<br />One of the World Urban Campaign building blocks. A forum for the best stories of change in cities that all aim for a smarter urban future.<br />
  • 10. 9- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br /> Other Campaign Initiatives<br />Catalogue of Tools and Methods: to offer cities and countries a user-driven catalogue that would provide a one-stop-shop for tools and methods that have been developed, tested and applied in support of sustainable urban development. <br />Global Observatory of Good Policies and Enabling Legislations: to establish an observatory dedicated to the exchange of lessons learned from good policies, practices and legislation in promoting the “right to the city”.<br />UN-Habitat Business Award for Better Cities: to promote and disseminate business practices and technologies aimed at addressing sustainable urbanization.<br />Network of Networks: to serve as the umbrella structure for a network of campaigns and link up with other global campaigns and commissions<br />The success of the Campaign will be measured in part by the adoption of better public policies at a national level along with follow up investments at the local level that will ultimately improve the urban livelihood for all<br />
  • 11. 10- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br /> The Partners: Together to Improve our City Life<br />Habitat International Coalition<br />Habitat Professional Forum<br />Cities Alliance<br />Partners Universities<br />UCLG<br />Youth Advisory Board<br />Global Research Network on Human Settlements<br />
  • 12. 11- The World Urban Campaign: Better City, Better Life<br />Join the Movement!<br />wuc@unhabitat.org<br />www.unhabitat.org/wuc<br />

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