The World Urban Campaign is a global movement that brings together believers of a sustainable urban future, sharing and learning actions, initiatives and policies that drive a positive change.
Only a generation from now, it is believed that 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, compared to 50% today. This urbanisation often creates issues in segregation, poverty and environmental degradation, factors the Campaign aims to reduce.
Oxford Brookes University is a Lead Partner of the Campaign - one of the few educational establishments to be so – and is holding a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Human Settlements programme. This reflects the University’s holistic approach to sustainability, both internally and externally, resulting in a consistent ranking among the top ‘green’ universities in the country.
Dr Ramin Keivani, Director of the Real Estate & Land Policy Group in Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), is to represent Oxford Brookes as a member of the Campaign. Dr Keivani, a Reader in International Land Policy and Urban Development in the Department of Real Estate and Construction – sits on the Steering Committee for the Memorandum, as well as leading the Campaign’s Working Group on Good Policies and Enabling Legislation.
News Item Dated:
17 September 2012