Supporting More Equitable Cities
Access to good sanitation, affordable housing, right to own land, social and economic inclusion, and nutritious food
Gathering information, testing ideas, and providing assistance 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
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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.