NAHB representatives have just returned from Ecuador, where they share the association’s housing agenda and learned more about housing issues around the globe at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.
The meeting, which drew thousands of people from around the world, took place Oct. 17-20 in Quito.
Held every 20 years, the meeting this time focused on the New Urban Agenda, designed to set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, and to rethink the way we build, manage and live in cities.
“Many of NAHB’s priorities are in line with the New Urban Agenda, therefore it was important for us to share our viewpoint at this important international housing event,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady.
“It was also a learning experience for us to hear from housing officials from across the globe to learn more about the issues impacting their housing markets and how they are dealing with them.”
The meeting focused affordable housing, sustainable development, urban planning, open space and resilience in construction.
“NAHB has been at the forefront of many of these key issues, and we believe with our experience and expertise that we can assist the UN and U.S. in implementing some of the important goals of the agenda,” said Brady. “We stand ready and willing to fight for the housing industry at home and abroad to provide more safe and affordable housing for families everywhere.”