Right to the city: connecting the sustainable development goals and the new urban agenda
The GPR2C will be joining in at the 10th session of the World Urban Forum, which will take place from the 8th to the 13th of February in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established in 2001 by the United Nations to address rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. The GPR2C and its members have successfully participated in several of the previous gatherings and consider the WUF an important forum to advocate for sustainable and inclusive urban development.
The theme of the Tenth Session is Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation. The Summit will therefore focus on the linkages between urbanization, culture and innovation as a basis for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements. This topic is clearly connected to several of the components of the Right to the City.