Innovation is our common future – INTA Initiative for Habitat III

Social, technological and territorial innovation: the tools for a sustainable future. A preparatory document for Habitat III, “The City We Need” has set key principles and essential paths for building a new urban agenda, questioning what direction global urban development will take in the coming 20 years, and what shall guide national and local governments, […]

Initiative Habitat III – Cities and territorities in transformation

Cities change as the world changes Cities change because the world changes. But make no mistake. Cities are not in crisis; they are going through irreversible transformations. We are facing three major uncertainties: ‹ Uncertainties regarding the generic ‹ Uncertainties on development and the economy ‹ Uncertainties of territories in the network society Urban transformations […]

INTA41 – Partnerships for sustainable cities and communities – Report

This Congress organised alongside the City of Malmö and the Nordic City Network, was an opportunity to share experience and good practice with city leaders and urban practitioners from around the globe – 23 countries were represented. The sessions featured thematic discussions on partnerships for sustainable cities and communities with technical visits and workshops demonstrating […]

INTA39 – GIVING THE CITY BACK TO ITS INHABITANT: Climate, Habitat, Development goals -Report

The challenges of sustainable development have never been as acute as now, with high risks of severe  fractures: environmental and energy transitions, brutal and massive migrations, social and territorial  inequalities, shortages of public fundingfor urban development… Between the recent conferences on the Millennium Development Goals in New York, the Climate  Conference in Paris and Habitat […]

INTA37 – Developing sustainable and resilient cities: new urban policy, new business agenda

Cities around the world are facing growing levels of social unrest over rising inequality, austerity, unemployment, political inefficiency and institutional failure. These social movements reflects the shift of power away from traditional institutions first towards communities and individuals, but also to businesses whose leaders understand and act on the big trends shaping our future. The […]