The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda have put culture at the centre of discussions on sustainable urbanization. Culture and cultural diversity are sources of enrichment and provide an important contribution to the sustainable development of urban areas.
Culture encompasses knowledge, art, belief, capabilities, habits, morals and behaviours.
The cities that encourage inclusivity, tolerance and participation see improved social cohesion.
Urban areas contain the cultural diversity, creative capital, vitality, social infrastructure and opportunities to attract the skills and talent to generate innovation and solutions.