The Ethical Cities: Locking in Liveability Urban Thinkers Campus was organised by UN Global Compact – Cities Programme and World Vision. The event was hosted at RMIT University and took place on 16 February 2016. This website provides information on the outcomes of the Urban Thinkers Campus.

What does it mean to live in an ethical city?

A briefing paper outlining what we mean by the ethical city can be downloaded from here.

At the Urban Thinkers Campus, Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia led a dialogue addressing this question with the private sector, civil society, government and urban leaders at the Australasian Urban Thinkers Campus.

We are at a critical point in the urban century.

As our cities grow we face mounting issues around inequity and exclusion, housing crisis, liveability and safety. The Urban Thinkers Campus addressed the following questions. How do we shape cities that foster social cohesion, prosperity and vibrancy? We now have the new Global Sustainable Development Goals. What ethical framework and principles should guide our action, partnerships and urban development?

Contribute to the New Urban Agenda.

Key recommendations from the ‘Ethical Cities’ Urban Thinkers Campus have been submitted to UN Habitat and will contribute to the New Urban Agenda, to be launched at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, scheduled for October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.