Cities and Practitioners Share Knowledge on UN-HABITAT’s Urban Gateway
Urban Gateway is an online community to help cities and urban practitioners across the world unite to share knowledge and take action for sustainable cities.
UN-HABITAT recently launched Urban Gateway, an online community to help cities and urban practitioners across the world unite to share knowledge and take action for sustainable cities in a rapidly urbanising world.
The website, www.urbangateway.org, is an internet-based platform that will enable everyone involved in cities – urban planning, urban management, policy makers, academics and neighbourhoods – to keep up with developments in the field.
Users of the Gateway will be able to find and contact other members, form common interest groups, offer and apply for opportunities, share experiences and get the latest local and global news on urban issues in their language. Anyone can join, participate in discussions and contribute content.
The website is expected to maintain the momentum, discussions and networks developed at the World Urban Forum meetings, strengthen partnerships and highlight the impact of UN-HABITAT's World Urban Campaign for better, greener and more equitable, more livable and safer cities with better opportunities for all.
Spatial features are expected to be added in the next phase of the Gateway to allow users to zoom into a particular city and find out about the urban conditions, such as access urban services, and innovations to tackle city problems.
The Urban Gateway has been supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and PublicZone, a British company that helps organisations use digital technology to improve people's lives.