1. Draw attention to the World Habitat Day and its theme, highlight the challenges and issues around Housing Policies and Affordable Housing, especially with regard to poor and vulnerable groups.
  2. Raise awareness through mass and social media: press articles, radio and television, newspapers, exhibitions, etc. Organize press conferences and broadcast video and audio spots. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and other social media platforms engaging policy makers, government officials, academics, other professional and community representatives.
  3. Local authorities and governments may publicly launch their programmes and policy strategies on affordable housing.
  4. Organize fundraising, recreation or entertainment activities like sports or cultural events to make visible the lack of affordable housing in your city.
  5. Organize high-level meetings and discussions with national, regional and local governments on the theme towards the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  6. Promote #HabitatDay #UrbanOctober and #NewUrbanAgenda on your posts and tweets.
  7. Register your planned activity on
  8. Take part in the Urban October activities and attend the ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur, in February 2018.