Nearly 50% of the projected increase in the world’s urban population is forecast to be in the Commonwealth by 2050.
Members of the Commonwealth have come together to tackle the challenges of climate change and rapid urbanisation with a Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth. To supplement the planning for climate change and rapid urbanisation challenges which have now been compounded by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, creation of the Good Practice Platform aims to exemplify the sort of innovative and collaborative work already being undertaken locally to help advance sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Commonwealth Association of Planners, and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, the Rwandan Ministry of Local Government and The Prince’s Foundation, with support from other Commonwealth organisations, governmental, professional and technical partners, have been working together to promote a Call to Action on sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth, as part of preparations for the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was due to be held in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2020.
The intention is to illustrate how, with a sharper focus and appropriate resources, the Commonwealth can come together to more effectively tackle the challenges of climate change, rapid urbanisation and the recovery from Covid-19.