Habitat Professionals Forum launches Member-Developed Roadmap for Recovery

June 29, 2022

The UN-Habitat Professionals Forum (HPF) is proud to announce the unveiling of their Roadmap to Recovery on June 29, 2022 at the UN World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland. The Roadmap to Recovery recommits HPF’s built environment professionals to the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals by outlining 22 propositions to change the way we plan and manage our cities. These propositions will help align the separate and disparate actions of government at all levels and link policies to delivery mechanisms for meaningful and impactful urban change.

Following the document’s unveiling, built environment professionals attending the World Urban Forum were encouraged to commit to implementing the 22 propositions in their own personal practice. Over the coming months HPF’s member organizations will begin formally assigning and implementing the Roadmap’s propositions to ensure ownership over individual commitments by the appropriate discipline. While co-developed with its existing members, the HPF is encouraging all built environment professions to commit to implementing the Roadmap, and has issued a call for all those not currently part of HPF to join in this initiative. Further information about joining the collective Roadmap to Recovery effort can be found by contacting lead author Vincent Goodstadt at habitatprofessionalsroadmap@btinternet.com.

Dr. Mona Rady, Chair of the HPF said: 

“The Roadmap to Recovery marks an exciting time in the history of the HPF, providing clear and actionable propositions for our members to work towards on a global scale. Working collaboratively, our organizations and their members will be able to use the Roadmap to recommit and continue contributing towards the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.”

Co-authors Vincent Goodstadt, Nicholas Kuhl, and Peter Cuming said:

“The Roadmap document is truly a collaborative effort, drawing on the collective wisdom of all HPF’s built environment professionals. Rather than an endpoint, we look forward to seeing the Roadmap bring in new built environment professional organizations, expanding the cumulative impact that we can have on our cities and regions.”

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