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Human Cities Coalition towards liveable megacities

At the Amsterdam International Water Week in October 2017, Witteveen+Bos and a number of other leading players in the Dutch water infrastructure sector signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The signatories committed to making megacities all over the world more liveable, with specific attention devoted to slums and their residents.

The partners are joining forces in the Human Cities Coalition (HCC), which is devoted to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: making cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. One of the Coalition’s spearheads is the ‘Roadmap for Human Cities’, a step-by-step plan aimed at involving slum residents in major (water) infrastructure projects focused on providing access to basic amenities. The partners will start by exchanging knowledge and expertise without consideration for their competitive position. They aim to play a leading role by pursuing close collaboration and coordination between players in the Dutch and worldwide infrastructure sector, working together with local communities and government authorities.

+ diederik.bel@witteveenbos.com