In Focus: SDG 11
Inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities require sustainable and inclusive urban design and architecture

3 October 2022, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

San Marino and Geneva (hybrid format)


To provide a concrete tool for bolstering the role of practitioners in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Bureau of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management (CUDHLM) has developed, with the support of the secretariat,  the draft “San Marino Declaration on principles for sustainable and inclusive urban design and architecture in support of sustainable, safe, healthy, socially inclusive, climate neutral and circular homes, urban infrastructure and cities”.

The draft declaration puts forward several guiding principles to serve as a pledge to sustainability. The principles cover, among others, people-centrality, social responsibility, inclusivity, resource efficiency and circularity, respect for nature, affordability and accessibility and inter-disciplinary cooperation.


UNECE member States will be invited to debate and adopt the draft declaration during the first day of the CUDHLM 83rd session (3 October 2022). In addition, leading practitioners present in San Marino, including Lord Norman Foster, will sign the declaration and invite practitioners in the UNECE region and beyond to join them in signing, implementing and promoting it worldwide. Other stakeholders, including local and regional governments and their networks as well as other United Nations Regional Economic Commissions participating at the CUDHLM session will also be invited to promote the declaration.


The concept note and programme for the event is attached.


Please register to participate: The link to join the meeting will be sent to registered partcipants.


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