Urban themes

The thematic categories reflect the structure of the analysis of housing and sustainable urban development during the Habitat III process. In preparation for the conference, a work was carried out to collect background, knowledge, recommendations, and fundamental challenges in 6 thematic areas and 22 subtopics. These themes cover a wide range of sectors, key actors, and central themes in the context of urban development.

I. Social cohesion and equity

  • 1. Inclusive cities
    1. Inclusive cities
  • 2. Migration and refugees in urban areas
    2. Migration and refugees in urban areas
  • 3. Safer cities
    3. Safer cities
  • 4. Urban culture and heritage
    4. Urban culture and heritage

II. Urban frameworks

  • 5. Urban rules and legislation
    5. Urban rules and legislation
  • 6. Urban governance
    6. Urban governance
  • 7. Municipal finance
    7. Municipal finance

III. Spatial development

  • 8. Urban and Spatial Planning and Design
    8. Urban and spatial planning and design
  • 9. Urban Land
    9. Urban land
  • 10. Urban-rural linkages
    10. Urban-rural linkages
  • 11. Public Space
    11. Public space

IV. Urban economy

  • 12. Local Economic Development
    12. Local economic development
  • 13. Jobs and Livelihoods
    13. Jobs and livelihoods
  • 14. Informal Sector
    14. Informal sector

V. Urban ecology and environment

  • 15. Urban Resilience
    15. Urban resilience
  • 16. Urban Ecosystems and Resource Management
    16. Urban ecosystems and resource management
  • 17. Cities and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
    17. Cities and climate change and disaster risk management

VI. Urban housing and basic services

  • 18. Urban Infrastructure and Basic Services, including energy
    18. Urban infrastructure and basic services, including energy
  • 19. Transport and Mobility
    19. Transport and mobility
  • 20. Housing
    20. Housing
  • 21. Smart Cities
    21. Smart cities
  • 22. Informal Settlements
    22. Informal settlements