Up for Slum Dwellers - Transforming a Billion Lives is a global initiative of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) putting into action UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign (WUC) - Read More

ARCADIS & WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

Arcadis Shelter Program overview book 2010-2016 presented to Dr. Joan Clos at PrepCom3

At the 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III),  Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat had a meeting with Bert Smolders, Shelter program manager, together with Ms Christine Auclair, Project Leader of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign. Recent activities of the Shelter program were discussed such as the mission to Equador, following the earthquake which hit the country earlier this year... Read More

CITISCOPE

Dámaso Luna Corona: Guaranteeing urban rights requires a 'comprehensive approach'

Dámaso Luna Corona is the adjunct director general for sustainable development in Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In June, he and a colleague from the Philippines were appointed to co-lead political negotiations on the New Urban Agenda, the global vision intended to guide sustainable urbanization over the next 20 years... Read More

HABITAT UNI

Informal Land Markets and Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America and the Caribbean

UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy offer the 15th edition of the professional training program ‘Informal Land Markets and the Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America’. The course is developed in collaboration with the General Directorate of Planning and Territorial Development (DGODT) and the Agency to Promote Development Initiatives (APID) of Dominican Republic, and will take place in Santo Domingo, from 27 November to 2nd December 2016... Read More

HUAIROU COMMISSION

Making the New Urban Agenda a women's Agenda at Habitat III PrepCom3

With less than three months left until the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, the Huairou Commission (HC) joined governments and stakeholders alike at the third session of Preparatory Committee of Habitat III (PrepCom3), held at the Convention & Exhibition Hall Grand City Convex in Surabaya on 25-27 July 2016. Amidst the 66 side and parallel events and the 4,248 registered participants, HC had a strong showing with participation in negotiations and multiple events, delegates from 18 countries... Read More

INSTITUT D'AMENAGEMENT ET D'URBANISME - ILE DE FRANCE (IAU)

The Role of Culture in World Cities

The World Cities Culture Forum is an initiative of the Mayor of London, organised and coordinated by BOP Consulting. The World Cities Culture Forum is a leading collaborative network of world cities that share a belief in the importance of culture for creating thriving cities. IAU îdF is a funding partner of the network along with New York, Tokyo, Shanghai. Read More

WOMEN IN INFORMAL EMPLOYMENT: GLOBALIZING AND ORGANIZING (WIEGO)

Implementing the New Urban Agenda

More than 50 per cent of the urban work force in most developing countries is informal ‒ ranging from over 80 per cent in South Asia to over 51 per cent in Latin America. With their work, urban informal workers make important economic, social, and environmental contributions to their cities and countries. Read More

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL

Partners Hightlight Power of technology to ensure Participatory Urban Governance

As Co-Chair of the Children and Youth Group in the General Assembly of Partners for Habitat III, World Vision is calling for the New Urban Agenda to ensure the recognition of children’s rights, their right to protection from urban violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination, participation in city planning, and the provision of safe spaces to learn, develop, and grow in a healthy and stable environment. Read More

ADELPHI

Our Young Cities of tomorrow: How can we ensure their reislience today?

The Environment Department of the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito is organising a Sustainable Cities Campus to run parallel to the Habitat III conference as a platform to share experience and proposals for creating safe, resilient and sustainable cities. Read More

THE BOGOTART FOUNDATION

The Bogotart Foundation

The BogotArt Foundation is a youth-led NGO established in 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia. BogotArt is an organization dedicated to promoting a more democratic world by providing free access to the arts and engaging at-risk youth in cultural endeavors. With 12 active volunteers, it does a co-creation of art in the public space in conjunction with community members and deliver free art and creativity workshops to children that do not have access to these opportunities... Read More

GLOBAL FORUM ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (GFHS)

Theme Forum on Sustainable Human Settlements and Tourism successfully concluded in Huangguoshu Scenic Area, Anshun, China

The theme of the conference this year is "Embracing a New Era of Eco-Civilization: Advancing Green Development, Unifying Knowledge and Action." As one of the most important theme forums of EFG2016, the Theme Forum on Sustainable Human Settlements and Tourism was held in Huangguoshu Scenic Area on July 9-10. Over 400 representatives from 19 countries were brought together to share their opinions and expertise on Sustainable Human Settlements and Tourism. Read More

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING (IFHP)

Three is the magic number

On the 22nd August 2016, IFHP turns 103 years old. Once you turn 100 every year is a party and every birthday is worth celebrating. This year IFHP is elated by the opportunity to participate in Habitat III. IFHP is thrilled to announce the following three happenings at Habitat III: IFHP’s participation in a joint stand in the EXPO; IFHP’s “Pop-Up Talks on Placemaking” at Habitat Village... Read More

THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDECINE

The International Society for Urban Health at The New York Academy of Medicine: Urban Health in the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda

As a side event to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH), together with the World Health Organization, held a discussion on July 14th on the linkages between health, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Habitat III New Urban Agenda... Read More

INTERNATIONAL NEW TOWN INSTITUTE (INTI)

New Towns: Laboratories for implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Why specifically for New Towns? New Towns are a special category of cities. They share the same DNA: they are built from scratch on a location where previously there was no city, and they have a high degree of political autonomy. New Towns have existed ever since humanity started organizing itself in settlements reflecting the ideas and ambitions of their time... Read More

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY - INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (UNI IIGH)

Thrive 2 - Health and Wellbeing in The City We Need

At PrepCom 3, the third and final session of the preparatory committee for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October, UN member states negotiated toward a consensus draft of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) to be adopted in Quito. The NUA will strongly influence priorities and modalities for sustainable urban development for decades to come... Read More

WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

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WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

#TheCityWeNeed #UrbanThinkers Voices with Bert Smolders / Arcadis Shelter Programme

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  • 5-7 Sept - Convergences: Convergences World Forum, Paris/France PARTICIPATE
  • 12-15 Sep - Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS): 15th World Conference of Acuus 2016, Saint Petersburg/Russia. PARTICIPATE
  • 12-16 Sep - ISOCARP: 52nd ISOCARP Congress, Durban/South Africa. PARTICIPATE
  • 27 Sep - International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP): IFHP Lab: Stop calling it 'the sharing economy' - The Airbnb impact in Copenhagen, Copenhagen/Denmark PARTICIPATE
  • 5-7 Oct - AIVP: 15th World Conference Cities and Ports "Crossovers", Rotterdam/Netherlands. PARTICIPATE
  • 12-15 Oct: UCLG: 5th UCLG Congress - World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, Bogota/Colombia. PARTICIPATE
  • 15-16 Oct: World Urban Campaign: 16th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM16), Quito/Ecuador. REGISTRATION OPEN
  • 17-20 Oct - Habitat III: HABITAT III Conference, Quito/Ecuador. PARTICIPATE
  • 10-11 Nov - International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP): IFHP Summit 2016, Rotterdam/The Netherlands. PARTICIPATE

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