Chapter 1 Policy Points

  1. When well-managed, urbanization fosters social and economic advancement and improved quality of life for all.
  2. The current model of urbanization is unsustainable in many respects.
  3. Many cities all over the world are grossly unprepared for the challenges associated with urbanization.
  4. A new agenda is required to effectively address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities offered by urbanization.
  5. The new urban agenda should promote cities and human settlements that are environmentally sustainable, resilient, socially inclusive, safe and violence-free and economically productive.