THE URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS
The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban actors, who see urbanization as an opportunity that can lead to positive urban transformations. These events focus on current and future challenges of urban life and develop solutions that are globally adoptable for other cities.
The Urban Thinkers Campus, hosted by different cities around the world, is promoted by the United Nations, with the aim of sensitizing and creating awareness among the citizens on urban issues – and to contribute tofor the New Urban Agenda, the main outcome document of the Habitat III conference (Quito 2016).
The Urban Thinkers Campus aims to investigate different ideas and solutions, offering an integrated approach and giving voice to the various stakeholders. Civil society, public administrations, companies, experts and researchers will meet in order to identify and overcome obstacles towards smart development.
The main goal of each Urban Thinkers Campus is the development and enhancement of the thesis „The City We Need” with 9 principles of sustainable living in urban space.
These principles are:
„The City We Need“ …
is socially inclusive
is well planned, walkable, and transitfriendly
a regenerative city
economically vibrant and inclusive
has a singular identity and sense of place. It recognizes culture as key to human dignity and to sustainability
is a safe city
is a healthy city
is affordable and equitable
is managed at the metropolitan level