The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

The New Urban Agenda –
Consequences for Urban Development

(original title: Die New Urban Agenda – Konsequenzen für die Stadtentwicklung)

IzR 3/2017
Hrsg.: BBSR

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Harald Herrmann,
André Müller,
Karl Peter Schön

Sustainable urban development in the 21st century
Introduction: The New Urban Agenda as a guideline

The UN member states have agreed upon a New Urban Agenda as a guideline for global urban development in the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito in October 2016.

(in German)

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"Making the success of the New Urban Agenda measurable"

Dr. Karl Peter Schön speaks in the interview about the significance of the New Urban Agenda and the necessary steps for its implementation.

(in German)

Ralf Schulze

The New Urban Agenda –
A basis for liveable cities

Central demands of Habitat III were: affordable housing, sustainable urban mobility and climate protection. The aims of the New Urban Agenda and of sustainable urban development in the three dimensions of sustainability can only be reached if cities and nations cooperate more closely internationally.

(in German)

Antonia Milbert,
André Müller,
Volker Schmidt-Seiwert,
Karl Peter Schön

The New Urban Agenda –
Centrepiece of a global monitoring system

In regular intervals it is to be measured globally whether and how the aims of the agenda are implemented and how social groups are involved in this context. But is a global comparison possible at all? Can the different needs for action of the cities be associated with global target values?

(in German)

Markus Eltges,
Oliver Weigel

On the way towards a new European Charter of Urban Development

Even after 20 years the "Leipzig Charter on the Sustainable European City" is still highly topical. To develop it further with regard to current trends and challenges into an Urban Agenda of the EU takes account of the "century of the cities".

(in German)

Eva Lohse

A determination of the position of German municipalities on the New Urban Agenda

The coming years will create challenges with the exponential increase of further urbanisation particularly in Africa and Asia, while the requirements of sustainability and climate-compatibility of urban growth are simultaneously increasing. The global community has not experienced such challenges yet.

(in German)

Franz-B. Marré

Habitat III: impulses and obligations for the international cooperation of cities and nations

The New Urban Agenda is the vision and guideline for a sustainable and integrative urban development for the coming 20 years. Now the issue is to implement it.

(in German)

Zhen Zhang

Planetary Urbanism – the Transformative Power of Cities

How could information design bridge rationalism and empiricism, and construct both the quantitative and qualitative physiognomy of the society? Political empiricism: a review of the exhibition "Planetary Urbanism – the Transformative Power of Cities" in the German Pavilion at the UN Habitat III Conference.

(in English)

Mareike Kroll,
Frauke Kraas

Global urban transformation towards sustainability
The contribution of the New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda, which has been passed on the Habitat III-Conference in Quito, is to provide the framework for the urban development in the coming 20 years as a document pointing the way to the future. Which impulses can it provide for a global transformation towards more sustainability in the cities?

(in German)

Hans Sakkers,
Nadia vom Scheidt

Stuttgart and Utrecht
Localising sustainable development goals by fostering international cooperation

Regarding international agreements and declarations, the authors are arguing for an "urban mainstreaming" in the agenda of global institutions. They examine how the local level accepts and promotes its active role within these universal aspirations and how this could also enhance the international agenda of cities including their mutual cooperation.

(in English)

Ashok Sridharan

Bonn and the New Urban Agenda
A local-global reflection

In October 2016 the Third World Settlement Summit, Habitat III, passed the New Urban Agenda. Its recommendation to involve "local governments" in the design of policy is an important step in comparison with the preceding documents from 1976 and 1996. But especially important is its association with other global policy agendas such as the Agenda 2030 and the Climate Agreement of Paris.

(in German)

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Santhosh (Sunny) Kodukula

The future of urban mobility in German cities
People, access and environment

This article will discuss the future urban mobility in Germany based on the scenarios from various organisations and deliberate on the projects that will accelerate German cities towards a low carbon future, whilst implementing an integrated, inclusive and innovative urban mobility system.

(in English)

Eugenie L. Birch

Implementing the New Urban Agenda in the United States
Building on a firm foundation

Achieving sustainable urban development as set out in the New Urban Agenda will require integration of public policies vertically (from global to local) and horizontally (among entities at various governmental levels).

(in English)

Alex Kenya Abiko

Does the New Urban Agenda support cities in Brazil to become sustainable?

For sustainable Brazilian cities responsible persons have to be informed about the New Urban Agenda and be involved in its implementation and monitoring.

(in English)

Jagan Shah

Implementing the SDGs in India as contribution to adopting the New Urban Agenda

How does India employ the SDGs to encourage the use of the New Urban Agenda?

(in English)

Ghazal Raheb,
Mahta Mirmoghtadaee,
Mehran Rafiee

The New Urban Agenda and its implementation in Iran

The aim of this article is defining new strategies to enhance living conditions of urban areas according to New Urban Agenda discussed and agreed upon during Habitat III in 2016.

(in English)

Huiwen Chen,
Rong Ma,
Biyu Wan,
Dong Jiang

The Urbanisation Partnership between China und Germany
A Stimulus for Applying the New Urban Agenda in China

Smart cities accelerate the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in China: The German-Chinese Urbanisation Partnership supports the urbanisation to create a sustainable future for China.

(in English)

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