UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Council on Urban Initiatives

This publication marks the launch of the Council on Urban Initiatives which is a collaboration between UN Habitat, LSE Cities and UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Council on Urban Initiatives Launch Publication

11 January 2022

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The Council on Urban Initiatives is an independent body established as a collaboration between UN-Habitat, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, and LSE Cities. It is constituted by an international group of eighteen pioneering mayors, practitioners, designers, activists and academic. 

The Council’s mission is to position urban issues at the heart of global debates; influence agendas at the highest levels of the UN and international community; and promote experimentation to overcome barriers to innovation and progressive policymaking at the city level. 

The Council’s work is organised around three ambitious challenges: the just city, the healthy city, and the green city.