Supporting More Equitable Cities
Cities are not equitable if they do not ensure their citizens have access to: Clean water and good sanitation; affordable, decent housing; the effects of climate change; right to own land and secure tenure; social and economic inclusion; and enough nutritious food
We find and share information that will enable cities, communities and individuals to address the problems that they are facing. Information is power. Learning from others is more powerful still. IHC Global is a global network, making actionable information
Helping Shape the Global Discourse
A city that is more equitable and inclusive of all segments of society including those who are now most vulnerable is achieved when there is: A shared vision of the city, A comprehensive plan embracing a city’s spatial, physical, social and economic dimensions to realize
Key Policy Topics
IHC Global believes that it is possible for cities and citizens to achieve more equitable urban development. This means greater fairness and opportunity for everyone living in the city, even the poorest. Poverty and barriers to greater urban equity have a complex relationship. However, there are some key problem areas which cities, communities, and individuals can address. Breaking the urban poverty cycle is good for individuals and for the city as a whole. Cities will be better places for everyone when the barriers that trap people and communities are removed.
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A look at the facts
Water and sanitation
Percent of slum households in the developing world that don't have access to clean water.
Number of people with insecure tenure rights forcibly evicted 1998-2008
Percent of urban population in the developing world living in slums
Social and Economic Inclusion
Number of people who move into slums each week.
Urban Food Security
Percentage of income urban families use to purchase food during periods of shortage.
The proportion of the global urban population that will be living in Low Elevation Coastal Zones by 2025.