IHC Global is an independent, non-profit global membership coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals engaged in urban development worldwide. IHC Global serves its members through advocacy and awareness; policy and practice-focused research; and sharing of good practice.
With more than 3 billion people living in cities, IHC believes that what happens in cities globally will profoundly shape the world’s future. The growing inequity in cities is a critical global concern with many ramifications.
IHC is committed to leveling the playing field in the urban world to ensure greater access to opportunity for all. For example, poor housing, inadequate sanitation, unclean water, food insecurity, vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change, and insecure tenure all drive inequality. Solving these problems will help not only to bring about greater equity but also to stimulate local economies and make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Cities will prosper and markets will flourish when each city has a vision of its future which all citizens have had a role in shaping. To achieve these ends, IHC Global advances practical solutions, raises awareness about the issues, and advocates for equitable urban development worldwide.
IHC Global envisions a world in which cities around the globe are centers for the fulfillment of human potential, positive contributors to inclusive economic growth and key actors in ensuring a more sustainable and peaceful global future.
IHC Global’s mission is to advance practical and equitable urban development through demand-responsive and affordable housing delivery, functioning property markets, clean drinking water, effective sanitation, and other sustainable approaches that increase inclusiveness and enable better urban living conditions and more fulfilled and hopeful lives for everyone.
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