H3 SIDE EVENT: IMPLEMENTING THE NEW URBAN AGENDA – THE ROLE OF URBAN THINKERS CAMPUSES AND THE CITY WE NEED

arcadisHabitat III Conference – Side event

Monday 17 October 2016, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.- Room 8, Casa de la Cultura

Implementing The New Urban Agenda :

The Role of Urban Thinkers Campuses

and The City WeNeed

Organised by:

Arcadis, a Leadpartner and Sponsor of the World Urban Campaign

The World Urban Campaign, one of the largest global advocacy platforms for cities, has been instrumental in mobilizing Urban Thinkers and elaborating a new urban paradigm towards Habitat III. Together, they have produced The City WeNeed, a ground-breaking manifesto defining a set of principles and drivers of change that describe a new paradigm, as well as a set of implementable and tangible urban solutions to deliver better cities. This has been possible through a series of Urban Thinkers Campuses held in 2015-16 and attended by more than 7,800 people from 2,100 organizations in 124 different countries and 25 cities around the world.

Implementing has been the mantra for urban thinkers in the process towards Habitat III. Urban Thinkers have gathered a sample of Urban Solutions that are innovative, stimulating, inspiring, ambitious and grounded in the reality of their communities and practice. Through a global appeal, about 165 Urban Solutions were gathered, meant to illustrate how The City WeNeed and the New Urban Agenda can be implemented either locally or in multiple contexts, globally.

Solutions are meant to inspire all stakeholders at the Habitat III Conference in order to better envision the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. For Urban Thinkers, it is imperative to gather the most prominent innovative  practicesthat can be considered as critical avenues for sustainable solutions. That process helps develop realistic expectations based on practical action. After Habitat III, Urban Solutions will be subject to further scrutiny and commitment to action, geared toward simplementation through multi-stakeholders partnerships coordinated by the World Urban Campaign partners.

Key questions will drive the debate of this side event:

  1. What are the key principles and critical drivers of change to implement the New Urban Agenda?
  2. What are the main solutions – areas of innovations and trends likely to generate results towards the implementation of the New Urban Agenda?
  3. What will be the practical mechanisms for partners to implement the solutions ?
  4. What will be the role of Urban Thinkers Campuses ? On what issues and solutions your Urban Thinkers Campuses would focus ?
  5. How can/will your organization commit to implementing urban solutions ? What will be the particular actions ?

Each of the speakers below will address the above questions and address participants.

Intervention
Speaker
9:30-9:33
Welcome and Introduction of participants
Nicholas You, Honorary Chair, WUC (Moderator)
9:33-9:36
Introduction to the World Urban Campaign and the City WeNeed
Christine Auclair, Project Leader, WUC
9:36-9:39
The City WeNeed and the New Urban Agenda
Eugenie Birch, Chair, WUC SteeringCommittee
9:39-9:42
The perspective of Arcadis, LeadPartner
Bert Smolders, Arcadis
9:42-9:46
The perspective of the business and industries
Irge Olga Aujouannet, WBCSD
9:46-9:49
The perspective of professionals
Didier Vancutsem, Isocarp
9:49-9:52
Introduction of Urban Thinkers CampusesLeadOrganizers:
Nicholas You (Moderator)
9:52-9:55
The Children in the City WeNeed
Joyati Das, World Vision
9:55-10:02
Women in the City WeNeed
Sri Sofjan, HuairouCommission
10:02-10:05
Migrants in the City WeNeed
Rainer Kern &Christian Huebel, City of Mannheim (tbc)
10:05-10:08
Art in the City WeNeed
Nada Beretic, University of Sassari
10:08-10:11
The right to the City WeNeed
Pablo Fernandez, CNJUR
10:11-10:14
Housing in the City WeNeed
JaneKatz, Habitat for Humanity (tbc)
10:14-10:17
FIABCI Tools to implement Agenda 2030
FarookMahmoud, FIABCI
10:17-10:20
tbc
Eric Huybrechts, IAU-idF
10:20-10:23
tbc
EllenWoodsworth, WomenTransforming Cities
10:23-10:26
tbc
CirceMonteiro, INCITI/UFPE (University of Pernambuco, Brasil)
10:26-10:29
tbc
Lluis Brau, FIU
10:29-10:30
Closingremarks
Nicholas You (Moderator)

 

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