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The New Urban Agenda: The challenges of cities

  • 6 hour course by Joan Clos (IBEI)
  • June 17 & 18 (16:00 - 19:00h CEST)
  • Format: online

Our world and our societies are changing at a dizzying pace. At the same time, the rate of urbanization around the world continues to increase. As a result, urbanism becomes the essential tool to anticipate these changes and the associated problems. Urbanism empowers us to move towards more livable, resilient, cohesive, empathetic, democratic and sustainable cities that are capable of facing these threats, while also leveraging the opportunities that arise in this new era.

The New Urban Agenda addresses these challenges by offering a new urban paradigm that allows us to overcome current deficiencies in how we understand cities. Its main contribution is to frame urbanization as an instrument that generates value and, consequently, also serves as a tool for creating jobs, prosperity and sustainable development.

⬇️  Reading List (pdf)