Around the world, we see increased & accelerating urbanization. 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this number is expected to reach 68%. Urban areas are especially vulnerable to conflict dynamics. They are also well-positioned to prevent violence & foster social cohesion beyond the urban areas themselves. This Thematic Action Area is a collection of discussions, resources, events & more that provide knowledge & coordination opportunities around peacebuilding & urbanization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Peacebuilding is a broad range of measures implemented in the context of emerging, current, or post-conflict situations & which are explicitly guided & motivated by a primary commitment to the prevention of violent conflict & the promotion of a lasting & sustainable peace (Search for Common Ground).
To start conversations about & provide insight on topics related to peacebuilding & urbanization, please explore & contribute to our Discussion Forums.
For a collection of peacebuilding & urbanization resources, please visit our Resource Library.
For a list of peacebuilding & urbanization organizations around the world, please see our Collaboration Map.