If slum-dwellers’ voices are ignored, new cities agenda “will fail”

30 October 2016

If the voices of slum-dwellers are ignored in the New Urban Agenda for world cities, adopted by UN Member States in October, then it “will fail”.

That’s according to José Lobo, of Arizona State University in the United States, who partners with the Slum Dwellers International network, based in 32 countries around the world.

He was speaking at the UN’s Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, which adopted the New Urban Agenda as the blueprint for more sustainable and liveable cities of the future.

Matthew Wells asked him to summarize the problems facing the urban poor, living in informal settlements today.

Duration: 3’08”


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