Cities around the world face an array of challenges brought about by growing urbanisation and the climate crisis. City authorities are working to ensure good air quality, economic prosperity and to address rising population – all while transitioning to net zero.
To develop sustainable urban futures, all areas of the city such as transport, housing and energy need to be carefully considered.
Between 26 and 30 June, some of our key experts in circular economy, international development and sustainable city planning will join the World Urban Forum (WUF) to discuss solutions and share the experiences in how together we can help develop a greener future for cities.
Organised by the UN-Habitat, WUF will take place in Katowice, Poland.
WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine how issues such as rapid urbanisation and climate change affect cities and how to respond to these challenges. The first WUF was held in Nairobi in 2002 and has been then held around the world. This year it’s the first time the event is organised in Eastern Europe.
The event is co-organised by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice.