A commemorative publication featuring the 2013/14 World Habitat Awards at the closing ceremony of the Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in Palestine and the USA.
The 2013/14 World Habitat Awards for innovative and sustainable housing solutions were presented at the closing ceremony of the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia on Friday, 11 April 2014.
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is organised biannually by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), bringing together a wide range of urban development actors in order to share knowledge and experiences on making our cities smarter and more inclusive.
The seventh session of the World Urban Forum was hosted by the Government of Columbia and the City of Medellín, in collaboration with UN-Habitat.
The theme of the World Urban Forum 7 was ‘Transforming Cities Today for Equitable Societies Tomorrow’, highlighting the role of urban policy in redistributing resources and calling for equity to be embedded in urban development strategies. Discussions from this year’s event will also underpin the development of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III in 2016.
This commemorative report includes:
- Message to the World Urban Forum – Mr Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
- Equitable Societies – Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
- A summary of the 2013/14 World Habitat Award winning projects: Hebron Old City Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine and The 100,000 Homes Campaign, USA
- Information on the 2013 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards and World Habitat Award 2013/14 finalists.