History

History

In March 2014, The City We Need (TCWN) 1.0 was launched in New York City/USA, prior to the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7). TCWN 1.0 was a manifesto of nine principles suggesting concrete ways on how to achieve sustainable urban development. It was conceived, designed and written by the partners of the World Urban Campaign.

In October 2014, at the first Urban Thinkers Campus was held in Caserta/Italy, where partners reiterated the importance of TCWN 1.0 in the engagement process towards Habitat III. Simultaneously, the WUC initiated the General Assembly of Partners (GAP). The GAP was established as an interim deliberative devise for partners to contribute to Habitat IIIs New Urban Agenda.

Over the two years GAP members used information from the 26 Urban Thinkers Campos and devised the the newest iteration of the The City We Need 2.0. The final draft was adopted unanimously by the World Urban Campaign Steering Committee on 16 March 2016 in Prague/Czech Republic. The City We Need 2.0 is available in all 6 United Nations languages.

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