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World Urban Forum 11

June 26 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization It brings together a wide range of participants from around the world to discuss major urban challenges facing the world today.

WUF11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26-30 June 2022. It is co-organized by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).


The theme of WUF11, Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will provide greater insights and clarity on the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges and opportunities, as well as suggest ways cities can be better prepared to address future pandemics and a wide range of other shocks.

HIC Participation

HIC and its members have successfully participated in several of the previous gatherings and consider the WUF an important forum to advocate for sustainable and inclusive urban development. More information about HIC Members and Allies participation coming soon.

Practical info

Online Registration: opened on 15 December 2021 and closes on 22 June 2022. Click here to register.

Venue:  International Congress Centre (MCK), Plac Sławika i Antalla 1 40-163 Katowice, Poland. More information can be found on www.mckkatowice.pl/en/.

Programme: Full information about different events at WUF11 will be available in the WUF 11 Programme on the www.unhabitat.org/wuf website by early June 2022.

Event Application: The World Urban Forum will have different events: assemblies, dialogues, roundtables, networking, training, film screening. Submissions for events are accepted until 7 March 2022. Click here to register.

Booking for Urban Expo: Submission for booking exhibition space are accepted until 13 May 2022. Click here to register.


June 26 @ 8:00 am
June 30 @ 5:00 pm