Launch of the UNESCO Global Report 'Culture: Urban Future'
A reception to launch the first UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development will take place at the Convent of San Francisco in Quito, on 18 October 2016, during the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).
The report, the first of its kind, explores the role of culture for sustainable urban development. It is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development and the New Urban Agenda.
In search of a common thread between the past and the future, the report examines the contribution of culture to urban sustainability from two analytical angles: a global survey implemented with nine regional partners across the world; and several thematic insights. The report thus analyses the situation, trends, threats and existing opportunities in different regional contexts, and presents a global picture of urban heritage safeguarding, conservation and management, as well as the promotion of cultural and creative industries, as resources for sustainable urban development.