International
Federation for
Housing and
Planning

Send your Urban Solutions to IFHP to contribute to the UN’s ‘City We Need’!

The World Urban Campaign calls for new urban solutions for the new #CityWeNeed document. You can now send your Urban Solution to IFHP You can now send your Urban Solution to IFHP. As an official partner of the WUC, we are able to submit your contribution.
In 2016, the World Urban Campaign received over 172 urban solutions that aimed to inform the New Urban Agenda, the outcome document of the Habitat III Conference, which was adopted in October of 2016.
 
With this new round of solutions, the WUC is also calling partners to action, by submitting ideas on how the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals can be implemented in order to achieve The City We Need. The WUC envisages Urban Solutions to be initiatives, practices, policies, legislations and models that address urban challenges and constitute effective responses to The City We Need. These solutions illustrate how the drivers of change can be implemented, either locally or in multiple contexts. The most effective solutions are locally focused, empower all and integrate sectors, actors and processes.
 
The online submission form will ask contributors to relate their ideas to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The City We Need Principles and its Drivers of Change. It also provides space to detail the projected impacts of the proposed solutions and offer details such as engagement strategy and potential challenges to implementation.
 

 

What are Urban Solutions? 

URBAN SOLUTIONS are initiatives, practices, policies, legislations and models that address urban challenges and constitute effective responses to The City We Need. They are articulated around ten drivers of changes: ''Governance and Partnerships'', ''Planning and Design'', ''Finance'', ''Land, Housing and Services'', ''Environment'', ''Health and Safety'', ''Economy and Livelihoods'', ''Education'', ''Technology'' and ''Monitoring and Evaluation''. The list below is a selection of Urban Solutions submitted by WUC partners and their affiliates before March 2016. Urban Solutions illustrate how the drivers of change can be implemented, either locally or in multiple contexts. Most of them have already been applied, some tested only. This list of Solutions is going to evolve in the next two months leading to the Habitat III Conference. 
 
You can find examples of urban solutions here
 
 

How to submit your urban solution?

Only partner organisations of the World Urban Campaign can submit urban solutions. That is why we, being one of those partners, want to give our community the option to contribute to the CityWeNeed through us. You can send your urban solution to our Special Advisor, Regitze Hess via r.hess@ifhp.org
 
Please send us your solution before December 17, 2017!
 
Please have a look at this template, to see how you could structure your proposal. Don’t feel obliged to follow the template precisely: you can also just send us an email with your ideas formulated in 1 sentence.
 
 
Read more about IFHP's associate partnership in the World Urban Campaign. 
 
 
 

For more information, please contact Special Advisor Regitze Hess (r.hess@ifhp.org) from the IFHP Team.