Urban Transformations at Habitat III in Quito

At Habitat III, UK-based scholarship remains at the very cusp of urban thought in international development circles, building on its rich critical, and practical tradition in a myriad of uncharted ways.

Urban Transformations is working to give UK universities and their global community a seat at the table in Quito. We are highlighting how ESRC-funded research is working to refine the New Urban Agenda in accordance with the latest understanding of how cities can become more than just places and catalysts for a sustainable planet.

This page brings together UT publications and events related to Habitat III

UT Publications

Key debate

2030 Policy Endorsement of a Sustainable Future: Implications for Urban Research 
14 Jul | Susan Parnell, Owen Crankshaw & Michele Acuto, with comments by David Simon, Michael Batty and Michael Cohen


So what difference will the 2016 New Urban Agenda make when the world has had enough of experts?
17 Oct | UT team

New migrant urbanisms and the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito
17 Oct | Michael Keith, Nicholas Simcik-Arese and Andreza De Souza Santos

A Place for the UK in Supporting UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda – The Role of the ESRC’s Urban Transformations Network
15 Aug | Nicholas Simcik Arese

Just Sustainabilities and the New Urban Agenda
28 Jul | Vanesa Castan Broto


Transforming research into practices and policies: Dialogues on implementation and evaluation of the new urban agenda
17 Oct | Side event at Habitat III

Full schedule of Habitat III events with UT involvement


Habitat III joint series with the Conversation

How should we plan the cities of tomorrow?
18 Oct | Michael Keith, Nicholas Simcik-Arese and Andreza De Souza Santos

What is Habitat III and Why Does it Matter? A Beginner’s Guide to the New Urban Agenda
12 Oct | Enora Robin

BBC Brazil articles on the challenges & opportunities of urbanisation (in Portugeuse)

Urban Transformations videos

Researching the future: Conversations with urban scholars