Supporting More Equitable Cities
Access to good sanitation, affordable housing, right to own land, social and economic inclusion, and nutritious food
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
More From The Blog
#TheCityWeNeed is Safe
On December 5th, IHC Global Communications Officer Rebekah Revello co-hosted a Twitter chat with the World Urban Campaign about how to make #thecityweneed a safer place. During the discussion, IHC Global was able to showcase our upcoming project, the Making Cities Safe Survey. Learn more about WUC and IHC Global’s discussion about safety in cities, […]
Urban Feature: Safety
The Issue Cities worldwide have made exponential progress in regards to climate change, health, technology, and more. But one issue that holds cities back from living up to true inclusiveness and sustainability is safety, especially women’s safety. The U.N. estimates that 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lives, and […]
The U.S. Government Global Water Strategy Has Been Released
The Issue The U.S. Government Global Water Strategy was released this week, after several months of deliberation and involvement from multiple sectors of the government, including the State Department and USAID. The strategy has outlined four strategic objectives to address the growing concerns about water and sanitation, and their negative effects on security, health, and economic growth: […]
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.