Supporting More Equitable Cities
Access to good sanitation, affordable housing, right to own land, social and economic inclusion, and nutritious food
Gathering information, testing ideas, and providing assistance that enables cities, communities, and individuals to address problems they face
Helping Shape the Global Discourse
A shared vision and comprehensive plan to embrace a city's spatial, physical, social, and economic dimensions
Leadership & Advocacy
Seeking opportunities to further innovation, productivity, economy, and quality of life in a growing urban environment
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World Water Week 2019 – Women as WASH Champions
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World Water Week 2019 – Women and Safe Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene
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World Water Week 2019
Women and water: a look at water insecurity in the 1,000 days By Gaby Alfieri This article is the first in the author’s three-part series focusing on urban water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and the issue’s relationship to gender inequity. You can find the other two articles here and here. This week marks the 29th […]
A look at the facts
Water and sanitation
Percent of slum households in the developing world that don't have access to clean water.
Number of people with insecure tenure rights forcibly evicted 1998-2008.
Percent of urban population in the developing world living in slums.
Social and Economic Inclusion
Number of people who move into slums each week.
Urban Food Security
Percentage of income urban families use to purchase food during periods of shortage.
The proportion of the global urban population that will be living in Low Elevation Coastal Zones by 2025.