Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Knowledge of sustainable urbanization issues will be disseminated and capacities enhanced at international, national and local levels in order to improve formulation and implementation of evidence-based policies and programmes and to increase public awareness of the benefits of and conditions necessary for sustainable urbanization.

Implementation methodologies

Partner cities, regional and national authorities will formulate and implement evidence-based urban policies and programmes with the collaboration of UNU-IAS, local government authorities, CSOs, the private sector and universities.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


End 2019
Local and national urban observatories
End 2019
Integration of urban issues into national development plans
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
120,000,000 USD
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Selected cities, regions and national authorities worldwide
Date of completion: 2019-12-31
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Eduardo Moreno ,

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