Welcome to the World Urban Pavilion's Knowledge Exchange Hub

Featured Knowledge

The Pavilion Talks speaker series serve as a dynamic platform where the most influential voices in the field converge to share their insights, experiences, and groundbreaking ideas that shape the future of our urban landscapes. As cities continue to evolve and face unprecedented challenges, this series aims to spark conversations that inspire positive change and innovative solutions

Made in Canada Urban Innovations and Transformations Event Series

These 'made in Canada' urban initiatives are inspiring examples of Canada's ambitious efforts to add innovation to its cities. From smart traffic management systems to sustainable energy solutions, these initiatives are transforming the way we live, work, and play in urban areas. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and creative approaches, Canada is showing by example the way in urban innovation and setting a new standard for sustainable and livable cities. Whether it's reducing carbon emissions, improving public transportation, or enhancing public spaces, these initiatives are making a real difference in the lives of Canadians and demonstrating the power of innovation to create a better future for all.

Brent Cross Town & the Flourishing Index

Brent Cross Town is a creative, transit-oriented, park town in North London, UK. Lead by Buro Happold, Barnet Council, University of Manchester, and Related Argent Brent Cross Town is exploring the opportunities and potential to reimagine the community. The session also examined how urban data and assessment, through the Flourishing Index, can help to support the strategic planning, learning, and success of the community.



Thematic Areas

The World Urban Pavilion's Global Knowledge Exchange Hub is a platform for innovative and transformative policies, programs, actions happening across the world. This one-stop-shop collects both positive and negative experiences to support city-to-city learning by sharing real world examples. As the knowledge hub continues to develop overtime, its products and services will continue to be refined and updated to meet help governments, cities, and communities address urban challenges.


Urban initiatives that are addressing safety, peace, health, and security. Working towards improving equity and inclusiveness with appropriate social safety mechanisms in place. Society is resilient and thriving. The city and community is planning for their future. 


Economy is fair and people-orientated. The economy creates and has opportunities for all. Economies are stable and are working towards efficient use of resources, limiting waste and harmful byproducts, and innovating in new areas. .


Healthy and well-managed environment. The environment is enjoyable by all with conditions that are favourable and adaptable. It is self sustaining.


Valued, empowered, and optimally utilized culture. It is open and accommodating culture. Adaptable and versatile that has positive impact on the other domains.

Governance and Implementation

Free, fair and transparent governance. All inclusive and non-discriminatory. Self sustaining and adaptable that is also steady and progressive.

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