The University of Oregon “Green Cities” course examines the history and future of the interface between urban growth and environmental concerns, and the technological, social, and political forces that continue to shape it.
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.
In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996. https://habitat3.org/about/
The New Urban Agenda is “an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.” https://habitat3.org/the-new-urban-agenda
UN-HABITAT has also prepared two documents relative to urban and regional planning:
- Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning guiding-principles-for-city-climate-action-planning-eng
- International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning international-guidelines-compendium-inspiring-practices
This website provides information on two aspects of the New Urban Agenda:
- Implementation Actions illustrated by a case study on the Baltic Coast of Poland: The Gdansk Coastal Strip.
- Criteria and programs that define Smart Cities