At the UN Habitat III conference held on March 16-18, 2016 in Prague, the organisation presented outlook and future trends in urban development: 1. UNECE cities are subject to concentration and sprawl. With ageing & migration, favouring compactness is key to supporting equity, integration and cohesion in our societies. 2. The knowledge city flourishes around scientific and educational excellence, is fueled by the digital revolution and demands mixeduse & integrated cities. Increased imperative for collaboration,consensus & positive action between government, stakeholders & the community. 3. Trend to people-centred and integrated planning is driving action towards resilient, connected, integrated & compact cities. 4. Post-Paris – widespread consensus for renewed action on climate change. In UNECE cities this will mean accelerated action for the decarbonisation of urban life. Click on presentations by Czech and foreing experts on urban development issues, including case studies.