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Come Find Us at Habitat III

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. Our Urban Expansion team will be attending to present on the results of the Monitoring Global Urban Expansion research program.


Monday, Oct 17, 09:30 - 10:30  - Action Plans for Urban Expansion: Advances, Findings, and Moving to Scale 

The NYU Urban Expansion Program has been working in Colombia, Ethiopia and Mexico to assist city governments in preparing lands for urban expansion. Local practitioners will discuss the strategies they have used and the challenges they have faced in working to make urban expansion orderly, inclusive, and sustainable.

Venue: Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Room R5

Wednesday, Oct 19, 12:00 - 12:45 - Presenting the new Atlas of Urban Expansion: 2016 Edition

NYU, in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has completed a large-scale study of a global sample of 200 cities. This study reveals key findings about the quantity and quality of global expansion over the last 25 years. At this event, we will launch the Atlas of Urban Expansion - 2016 Edition, a website and a two volume book, which presents these results.  

Venue: Habitat III Urban Library, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana

*For more information about this presentation, click here.*

Visual Installations: Findings of Monitoring Global Urban Expansion 

The NYU team in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will showcase four visual displays of the interactive Atlas website, highlighting key findings, animations of the expansion of 30 cities over the last two centuries, and a history of world urbanization. 

  • 2 screens on the main event building “Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana”
  • 1 screen in the C pavilion of the Asamblea Nacional
  • 1 screen in the UN Habitat booth of the Asamblea Nacional

If you'd like to try to meet up with us during the conference, or have any questions about our presentations, please reach out to Kelly Miller at or +1 (212) 992-6839.(Image courtesy of UN-Habitat. Tile image of Quito courtesy of David Berkowitz.)

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