The International Journal of Housing Policy was recently represented at World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur. The World Urban Forum is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) held since 2002. It is recognised as a global arena for interaction among policymakers, local government, leaders, non-govermental organisations, and expert practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development.

Housing had a primary place in discussions across the one-week forum. Dr Peter Mackie, IJHP’s Policy Reviews Editor, contributed to a session exploring the role of Housing in the New Urban Agenda, highlighting the major absence of homelessness from debates.

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