Housing at the Centre of the New Urban Agenda
‘Housing at the Centre’ aims to shift the focus from simply building houses to a holistic framework for housing development, orchestrated with urban planning practice and placing people and human rights at the forefront of urban sustainable development. At the national level, the goal is to integrate housing into National Urban Policies and into UN-Habitat’s strategic thinking on planned urbanization.
At the local level, the approach is to reinforce the importance of housing for urban planning and concomitantly to the development of cities and people. With the ‘Housing at the Centre’ approach, UN-Habitat will re-establish housing problems and opportunities in the international development agenda in an increasingly strategic manner vis-a-vis the future of urbanization.