We live on a rapidly urbanizing planet, but our cities are struggling to provide basic services to their people – from clean air and water to reliable public transport and safe, affordable housing. As a result of this unprecedented urban growth, carbon emissions are on the rise and pressures on vital ecosystems are intensifying.
- 3 in every 5
people live in cities
- over 1 billion
city dwellers lack access to safe housing
- 70% of GHG emissions
are produced by cities
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
World Urban Forum 11
Join us at the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Katowice, Poland for a discussion with UrbanShift partners and stakeholders on accelerating the shift to nature-positive, climate-proof development.
What would cities look like if they were designed by women?
This UrbanShift webinar brought together a group of inspirational women to discuss how gender-inclusive urban planning and design can reshape gender roles and create safer, happier and more equitable cities for all.
URBANSHIFT HOSTS FIRST CITY ACADEMY IN KIGALI, RWANDA
The three-day workshop brought together participants from 20 African cities to learn about and exchange ideas on climate action planning and nature-based solutions as tools to create greener, more resilient cities.
OUR FUNDER AND PARTNERS
UrbanShift is the brand name of the Global Environment Facility’s Sustainable Cities Impact Program. It is led by the UN Environment Programme and implemented in partnership with the World Resources Institute, C40 Cities, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the UN Development Programme, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. UrbanShift builds on the lessons and experiences of the Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot, facilitated through the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities.