17 – 20 January 2017 — The Fundamentals of Urbanization course was a UN-Habitat capacity development initiative towards attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs). It offered knowledge on sustainable urbanization with focus on the New Urban Agenda’s focal interests such as, social inclusion multi-disciplinary and integrated approaches, and environmental sustainability. It advocated for an integrated urban management and urban planning practice that simultaneously adopts the implementation of (1) an urban/spatial plan that addresses density, land use, streets and public spaces, and the definition of public and private domains through urban design; (2) a legal plan that contains the rules of land subdivision and land occupation, as well as the regulatory frameworks governing planned urbanization; and (3) the financial plan to mobilize resources for its realization. The City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) is the source of data and information to sustain evidence-based propositions and well-informed monitoring of the implementation of programmes in line with fundamentals of urbanization. The workshop targeted city leaders, senior decision makers and executive staff of municipal and regional governments involved in urban planning and management of cities.