Issue Papers

The Habitat III Issue Papers are summary documents that address one or more research areas, highlight general findings, and identify research needs on topics related to housing and sustainable urban development. They provide in-depth review and analysis of specific issues relevant to the discussions of the Conference and served as the departing point for the work of the Policy Units.

Areas Issue Papers Policy Units

1. Social Cohesion and Equity – Livable Cities

  1. Inclusive cities (a.o. Pro Poor, Gender, Youth, Ageing)

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  2. Migration and Refugees in Urban Areas

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  3. Safer Cities

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  4. Urban Culture and Heritage

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  1. Right to the City and Cities for All

  2. Socio-Cultural Urban Framework

2. Urban Frameworks

  1. Urban Rules and Legislation

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  2. Urban Governance

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  3. Municipal Finance

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  1. National Urban Policies

  2. Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development

  3. Municipal Finance and Local Fiscal System

3. Spatial Development

  1. Urban and Spatial Planning and Design

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  2. Urban Land

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  3. Urban-rural linkages

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  4. Public Space

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  1. Urban Spatial Strategies: Land Market and Segregation

4. Urban Economy

  1. Local Economic Development

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  2. Jobs and Livelihoods

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  3. Informal Sector

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  1. Urban Economic Development Strategies

5. Urban Ecology and Environment

  1. Urban Resilience

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  2. Urban Ecosystems and Resource Management

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  3. Cities and Climate Change and
    Disaster Risk Management

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  1. Urban Ecology and Resilience

6. Urban Housing and Basic Services

  1. Urban Infrastructure and Basic Services, including energy

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  2. Transport and Mobility

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Español
    6. Português
  3. Housing

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Español
    6. Português
  4. Smart Cities

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Español
    6. Português
  5. Informal Settlements

    1. العربية
    2. 中文
    3. English
    4. Français
    5. Pусский
    6. Español
    7. Português
  1. Urban Services and Technology

  2. Housing Policies


Methodology

The Issue Papers were prepared by the UN agencies and programmes (UN Task Team on Habitat III), as well as several experts and organizations related to the different topics.

The methodology of elaboration of the Issue Papers was in line with the elaboration of the compendium of issues briefs prepared by

the United Nations inter-agency Technical Support Team for the United Nations General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

The Issue Papers provide with a background on each area analyzed, key challenges and recommendations on next steps.