World Urban Forum 11

The Liveable City of the Future

Germany at  World Urban Forum 11 | 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland

The World Urban Forum (WUF), established by the United Nations in 2001, is a biennial conference attended by countries from all over the world addressing the rapid urbanisation worldwide. The conference provides a unique opportunity for exchanging views and experiences on sustainable urbanisation internationally.  

Especially the climate emergency, the massive disruption and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities and communities, the growing inequalities and ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, Yemen and across the world have amplified the urgency of securing sustainable urban futures.

The WUF 11 took place in Katowice, Poland, from 26th to 30th of June and followed the theme “Transforming our cities for a better urban future”, addressing approaches to the many crises cities are facing today.  

Cities are driving forces for economic development, innovation and social transformation and play a major role in fighting climate change and poverty. They can promote integration, social inclusion and political engagement. Therefore, cities need to be at the forefront to enhance progress and bring about change. As an increasing share of the world’s population lives in cities, living conditions in cities determine humankind’s quality of life. 


Our Events at the German Pavilion

Participants had the opportunity to join events at the German Pavilion covering different topics of Germany’s national and international commitment to promoting sustainable, climate neutral and resilient cities. Check out the 4-day event programme, including the various topics and the inspiring speakers, who joined us on stage.  

To watch the recordings of the events at the German Pavillon under the theme “The liveable city of the future” click here:

Impressions of the German Pavilion @ WUF11

With fond memories we look back to this year’s World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland. We captured a few impressions of the German Pavilion that we would like to share with you.