Better cities are possible: responding to the twin crises of climate change and inequality

How can cities promote resilient, low-carbon and just urbanisation, in a context of increasing climate breakdown and inequality?. IIED’s urban researchers set out a vision for urban transformation to build just and inclusive cities. Building on the core principles of IIED’s framework for transformative urban recovery co-developed with grassroots organisations, national and international agencies, research institutions, international NGOs and city leaders, this paper sets out four key action areas for 2022: Embracing disruptive resilience, Connecting urban climate justice with social justice and decarbonisation, Promoting housing justice while advancing climate justice, and Supporting migration in the context of the climate emergency.