UN-Habitat in collaboration with Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development: Urban Development Department, Kenya, is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. Students from around the world are below invited to participate in a student design competition for Kenya’s towns.
Habitat III is the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development . The Habitat III focus is to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, and building on the 1996 Habitat II Agenda. The New Urban Agenda will be approved during Habitat III in Quito, which aligns with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in October, 2015. Sustainable Development Goal No.11 recognizes the critical role – socially, economically and environmentally – that cities play in Sustainable Urban Development. Thus it states that by 2030, we should seek to “make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, at all levels and across the continuum of human settlements.