The Benefits of the City Prosperity Initiative

The Benefits of the City Prosperity Initiative

  • Provides a systemic approach of the city, establishing and understanding the interrelations between different dimensions of urban development.
  • Identifies opportunities and challenges that the city is facing through the use of new analytical tools based on spatial indicators such as street connectivity, public space and economies of agglomeration.
  • Identifies priority areas and relevant key issues of sustainable urban development for more effective and efficient investment planning.
  • Enables city authorities, local authorities, and national stakeholders to develop holistic and measurable long-term plans for their cities.
  • Offers the possibility for local and national governments to establish their own monitoring systems, supporting the creation of a local database with city-specific indicators as well as internationally approved urban indicators for cities comparability around the world.
  • Provides information at the regional and metropolitan levels, to support the formulation of National Urban Policies that contemplate city regional development and a better integration of sectors.
  • Offers ad-hoc tools for accountable and measurable actions in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the the New Urban Agenda at local level.
  • Creates a network of local observatories and best practice examples on good governance and city prosperity promotion as national and global reference and model for others stakeholders.
  • Guarantees visibility and international recognition during the United Nations conferences and events related to sustainable urban development.