• Global Vision, Local Action:

    Changing Cities for Good

    Over half the global population live in cities, so it is important they serve all of their citizens, including the most vulnerable one billion who live in slums.

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  • Membership

    Building A Global Constituency for Equitable Urban Development

    Join IHC and advocate for more equitable societies, healthier economies, safer, cleaner environments and better lives for people.

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  • IHC Global at Habitat III

    Read a report on our time in Quito

    IHC Global will be pursuing an agenda to advance greater urban equity and equality. Photo from Habit of Humanity.

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  • Achieving Inclusiveness:

    The Challenge and Potential of Informal Settlements

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  • Humans of Habitat III: A Photo Essay

    Perspectives on Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda

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Supporting More Equitable Cities

Access to good sanitation, affordable housing, right to own land, social and economic inclusion, and nutritious food

Creating Value

Finding and sharing information that enables cities, communities, and individuals to address problems they face

Helping Shape the Global Discourse

A shared vision and comprehensive plan to embrace a city's spatial, physical, social, and economic dimensions

Leadership & Advocacy

Seeking opportunities to further innovation, productivity, economy, and quality of life in a growing urban environment

A look at the facts

Water and sanitation

Percent of slum households in the developing world that don't have access to clean water.

60%
Land Tenure

Number of people with insecure tenure rights forcibly evicted 1998-2008.

19million
Equitable Housing

Percent of urban population in the developing world living in slums.

30%
Social and Economic Inclusion

Number of people who move into slums each week.

4.5million
Urban Food Security

Percentage of income urban families use to purchase food during periods of shortage.

Up To70%
Climate Adaptation

The proportion of the global urban population that will be living in Low Elevation Coastal Zones by 2025.

71%
IHC Global Member Spotlight: International Real Property Foundation

IHC Global member International Real Property Foundation works with real estate markets across the globe to ensure equal access to property rights for all citizens. Read more....