Better cities, better lives
Reimagining urban for the 21st Century
Around Europe and Central Asia, cities and urban centres are introducing new sustainability approaches to keep their residents healthy, productive and safe.
Stories from the field
World Cities Day
aims to raise international awareness of urbanization trends, challenges and visions for sustainable urban development, promote international cooperation and contribute to global efforts to build equitable, prosperous, sustainable inclusive cities that provide their communities with better living environments and quality of life.
The general theme of WCD is Better City, Better Life, which focuses on transforming socially, economically, environmentally deprived urban areas into connected, dynamic, diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods that achieve increasing equality of outcomes for all. The theme also looks at urban regeneration as a tool to reduce inequalities and poverty.