Resilient urban economies. Cities as drivers of growth and recovery
World Habitat Day is held on the first Monday of October and launches Urban October. The theme for this year’s World Habitat Day is Resilient urban economies. Cities as drivers of growth and recovery. The theme recognizes that cities are responsible for some 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions with transport, buildings, energy, and waste management accounting for the bulk of urban greenhouse gas emissions and will look at how cities can position their economies to benefit residents. Events and activities during World Habitat Day will explore how national, regional and local governments and organizations, communities, academic institutions, the private sector and all relevant stakeholders can work together to create sustainable, carbon-neutral, inclusive cities and towns.
Every October, UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions on urban sustainability. This year, Urban October opens with World Habitat Day on 2 October. Organize your own event!