The 7th World Urban Forum

This year, the Seventh session of the World Urban Forum will take place April 5-11 in the city of Medellin, located in the department of Antioquia, in Colombia. With the support of the Municipality of Medellin and the Government of Colombia, Medellin will host the WUF, offering its own inspirational award-winning urban landscape to over 10,000 expected participants representing 160 countries.

Participants will convene at the city’s exposition centre, Plaza Mayor, for six days of discussions examining the conference’s theme “Urban Equity in Development – Cities for Life”. As an international example of urban transformation through social urbanism, Medellin will also become an urban laboratory during the World Urban Forum 7. Both physically and institutionally, Medellin has exemplified its prioritization of vulnerable communities with solutions for accessible mobility, inclusive governance and quality education, together with the recovery of public space and green areas throughout the city.

In addition to serving as a prime opportunity to discuss the state of our cities today, the Seventh session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) will also be central in substantively feeding into the preparation processes of the Post 2015 Development Agenda and into the review of the urban agenda in Habitat III in 2016. The Forum will also lead a global effort advocating for sustainable and equitable urban development, and advancing its placement on the political and media agenda. Please visit the WUF7 Booking Centre to plan your trip.

We look forward to seeing you in Medellin!

Other Information

  1. Click here to see a list of GLTN Partners that will be attending the World Urban Forum