Mark Koenig

Habitat III 

5 Takeaways from Quito and the New Urban Agenda

October 26, 2016

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After a stimulating four days, the Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador, ended last week with the adoption of a New Urban Agenda (NUA)—a set of global guidelines that lays out a vision for achieving sustainable urban development. The pavilion of the Habitat III conference in Quito. Photo/Mark Koening I was one of 10,000 international parti… Read more

Jakarta 

Habitat III: Charting a New Urban Agenda

October 12, 2016

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Next week, an estimated 40,000 people are expected to descend on Quito, Ecuador, for Habitat III, the third-ever United Nations conference on housing and sustainable urban development. Government delegations led by ministers and city mayors will engage with leading academics, civil society leaders, private sector actors, and urban planners to asses… Read more

MongoliaGer 

Ulaanbaatar’s Ger Residents May See Improvements Under New Leadership

January 16, 2013

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Mongolia enters 2013 as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with forecasters predicting GDP growth of 18-20 percent. Driven by a boom in mining revenues, the impact of this growth is clearly visible in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar…