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Introduction

WithJoan Clos

The New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III in Quito is an important milestone. The New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III in Quito is an important milestone. The concrete commitments from Member States allow us to move beyond the limitations of Habitat I and II and ensure that urbanization is a driver of inclusive development. The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda outlines some of the emerging challenges facing cities, including for global governance and urban democracy. This publication will stimulate further critical thinking on the key challenges of our rapidly evolving urban world and inspire policy makers, practitioners and engaged citizens. The success of the New Urban Agenda depends on actions taken by national governments and the pact they make with local governments through their national urban policies.