Cities are not equitable if they do not ensure their citizens have access to: Clean water and good sanitation; affordable, decent housing; the effects of climate change; right to own land and secure tenure; social and economic inclusion; and enough nutritious food. Investment in these areas is investment in more equitable development.

We believe that breaking the urban poverty cycle is good for individuals and for the city as a whole. Cities will be better places for everyone when the barriers that trap people and communities are removed.