The Rockefeller Foundation provided their Bellagio Centre from 2nd to 4th March 2016 for UNSDSN and The Ecological Sequestration Trust to convene a high-level meeting to create a Roadmap for Financing and Implementing the Global Goals in Human Settlements and CityRegions by 2030. The meeting was facilitated by Future Earth Ltd. This Roadmap was produced collaboratively with Peter Head CBE FREng as lead author and editor.
Habitat III is creating a concise, focused, forward-looking and actionoriented outcome document, which should reinvigorate the global commitment to and support for sustainable urban development and housing, and the implementation of the transformative New Urban Agenda.
The first aim of this Roadmap is to provide a very practical action plan to support the Habitat III process into implementation. It shows how all municipal and city governments, citizens, civil society, academia, faiths and the private sector could work in partnership, with the support of nation states, at the required speed and effectiveness, to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private funding resources and expertise to deliver on sustainable development objectives and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Paris Agreement targets in urban areas and build the New Urban Agenda. It also provides an action plan for national governments to create the enabling environment for this plan to succeed. It is written to apply to every urban area in the world.
The second aim for this Roadmap is to be a comprehensive resource to provide links to existing programs, networks and support resources which can enable progress to be made more quickly in collaboration in all countries. The aim is to keep this Roadmap updated live online up to and beyond Habitat III as valuable new work emerges. It is aligned with the Habitat III New Urban Agenda Zero Draft.