Resources

Key documents

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities: guiding documents
UIL
2015
UIL
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UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, Strategy 2021-2023
UIL
UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, Strategy 2021-2023

Video tutorials

Complementing the Guidelines for Building Learning Cities, the video tutorials on ‘How to build a learning city’ illustrate and elaborate on the actions to take. They further encourage the creation of thriving learning communities and provide cities with hands-on approaches to better implement miscellaneous policies and guiding documents. 

publications
Inclusive lifelong learning in cities: Policies and practices for vulnerable groups
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
2021
UNESCO
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Snapshots of learning cities’ responses to COVID-19
UIL
2021
UNESCO
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How cities are utilizing the power of non-formal and informal learning to respond to the COVID-19 crisis
UNESCO
August 2020
UNESCO
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Learning cities and the SDGs: a guide to action
UIL
2017
UIL
0000260442
Unlocking the potential of urban communities, volume II: case studies of sixteen learning cities
UIL
2017
UIL
0000258944
Guidelines for building learning cities: UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
UIL
2015
UIL • The UNESCO GNLC’s Guiding Documents explain the concept and describe the role of learning cities in sustainable development.
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UNESCO learning cities' responses to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 global pandemic hit in 2020, governments around the world temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. But how did learning continue for young and old during this time? UIL called on its GNLC member cities to provide insights into their particular handling of the situation. They are captured in the publication Snapshots of learning cities’ responses to COVID-19 and the multimedia stories below. 

International Conference on Learning Cities Reports

From emergency to resilience: building healthy and resilient cities through learning; fifth International Conference on Learning Cities, Yeonsu, Republic of Korea, 27 to 30 October 2021: conference report
UIL
2022
UNESCO
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Conference report: Inclusion, a principle for lifelong learning and sustainable cities
UIL
2019
UNESCO
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Conference Report: Third International Conference on Learning Cities
UIL
2017
UNESCO & UIL
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Conference report: 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities: Building Sustainable Learning Cities, 28-30 September 2015, Mexico City
UIL
2016
UIL
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Conference report: International Conference on Learning Cities; lifelong learning for all: inclusion, prosperity and sustainability in cities
UIL
2014
UNESCO & UIL
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Publications from the GNLC Clusters

Citizenship education for democratic and sustainable communities
2021
UIL
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Entrepreneurship education for learning cities
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
2021
UIL
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ESD implementation in learning cities
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
2021
UIL
0000379535
Cities and educational planning and management: IIEP and UIL survey analysis report
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
2021
UIL
0000379537

Documents

Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities: building healthy and resilient cities through lifelong learning
2021
UIL
Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities: building healthy and resilient cities through lifelong learning
Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities
UIL
2017
0000260441
Villa María Declaration - Meeting on Learning to Live Sustainably in Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
2017
UIL
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The Hangzhou statement of the members of the UNESCO global network of learning city
UIL
2016
UIL
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Learning, sharing and collaborating: portraits of participating cities of the first Members' Meeting of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
UIL
2016
UIL
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The 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 Youth Statement on Learning Cities
UIL
2015
UIL
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Mexico City Statement on Sustainable Learning Cities
UIL
2015
UIL
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