Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization

Proceedings of the May 2017 Conference at UN Headquarters

Aliye Pekin Celik, Chair of CSU Board of Directors


This publication has the objective of introducing the impressive work done by the United Nations in the area of sustainable urbanization, to architects, planners and design professionals. They are and will be playing a fundamental role in shaping the cities, that will absorb in the two and a half billion people moving into them in the next 30 years, while giving them a chance to flourish.

On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, its efforts, to achieve sustainable urbanization and development over the years are told. The final products of the United Nations’ efforts in the area of human settlements and sustainable urbanization, the Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the New Urban Agenda are introduced.

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