HABITAT UNI was born from the association of UN-Habitat with universities around the world. The initiative embodies the spirit of collaboration, exchange of knowledge and joint initiatives focused on people for a better and sustainable urban world, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the New Urban Agenda.
In this context, the Big Blue Book aims to gather, from a holistic and comprehensive point of view, the knowledge that universities and research centers around the world are generating in the field of urban studies.In this first edition, the map is completed by 70 member universities of Habitat UNI. The information presented by each university is intended to be useful for the academy, as well as for public institutions, companies and associations interested in urban topics.
In words of Madame Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat:
“The Big Blue Book shows that urban issues and challenges require collective efforts (…) it is essential reading on the university partners of UN-Habitat and their engagement in sustainable urban development”.
You can download the book in the following link