World Urban Forum
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The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
The first World Urban Forum was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and has been held around the world ever since.
The forum has the following as its objectives:
- Raise awareness of sustainable urbanisation among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public;
- Improve the collective knowledge of sustainable urban development through inclusive open debates, sharing of lessons learned and the exchange of best practices and good policies; and
- Increase coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders and constituencies for the advancement and implementation of sustainable urbanisation.
- World Urban Forum I (WUF 1), Nairobi, Kenya, 2002
- World Urban Forum II (WUF 2), Barcelona, Spain, 13–17 September 2004
- World Urban Forum III (WUF 3), Vancouver, Canada, 19–23 June 2006
- World Urban Forum IV (WUF 4), Nanjing, China, 2008
- World Urban Forum V (WUF 5), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22–26 March 2010
- World Urban Forum VI (WUF 6), Naples, Italy, 1–7 September 2012
- World Urban Forum VII (WUF 7), Medellin, Colombia, April 2014
- World Urban Forum IX (WUF 9), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 2018
- World Urban Forum X (WUF 10), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2020
- World Urban Forum XI (WUF 11), Katowice, Poland, 2022
- World Urban Forum – official website