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IFHP at Habitat III in Quito - Overview page

Saturday 15.10.2016 to Thursday 20.10.2016

IFHP is present at the UN Habitat III conference in Quito from 17-20 October to conduct several activities and to contribute to the New Urban Agenda whilst simultaneously representing the interests of its community and partners.
Subsequently IFHP will act as an implementation agent and translate the New Urban Agenda to its corporate partners so that the outcome of the NUA can be entrenched in their business practices. IFHP’s presence at Quito is made possible by Novo Nordisk, Rambøll, the Velux Group, Danfoss and Realdania.
This page serves as an overview page, re-directing you to the information that you are looking for. 

Take me to: 

  • Future: IFHP's actions after Quito
    • After Quito: what will happen
    • IFHP as implementation agent of the New Urban Agenda 
    • IFHP Summit 2016 on urban agendas and implementation
Please join us whenever you can: participate and contribute to taking the New Urban Agenda forward towards implementation.

Why is Habitat III important?

The existing urban paradigm is challenged by the historic shift in where and how the world’s communities are living and working. A majority of the population around the globe is living in urban rather than rural areas. Further, demographic changes, migration, inequality, segregation, lack of adequate and affordable housing and the speed at which these and many more trends are picking up, are all present examples of challenges, which the existing paradigm and solutions do not meet. 
At IFHP we believe Habitat III along with the Sustainable Development Goals will provide the relevant forum for urban professionals to acknowledge the historic shift and more importantly; how to deal with it. We are confident that the New Urban Agenda, will be a relevant frame for the years to come in which we will co-create across sectors including the relevant private, public and civic society partners. We need priorities and strategies that take into account the evolving patterns of the new century.
Please view the IFHP Review Paper on the role of Housing in the UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda and its implications on housing affordability and segregation in Europe and Southeast Asia here

Please find out more about IFHP's partnership with the VELUX Group here.


IFHP in Quito at the Habitat III is made possible by: 

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For more information, please contact Special Advisor Regitze Hess ( from the IFHP Team.