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1 September 2012 – 7 September 2012
6th Session of the UN Habitat World Urban Forum The Urban Future + Habitat Partner Universities related Initiatives
UN-HABITAT United Nations Agency
Viale J.F. Kennedy 54
Mostra d'Oltremare S.p.A
The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
The southern Italian city of Naples has offered to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum during the first week of September 2012.
The theme of the Forum will be The Urban Future. The forum encourages a critical reflection of the existing reality with a view to building a shared vision of the future. A significant part of the forum discussion will generate an informed exchange on the implications of the fusion of urban with society and what policy, strategic and operational preparations are involved.
The Forum will also examine the old and newly emerging factors creating prosperity, which actors trigger positive change, what kinds of strategies they use, what prevents cities from becoming more prosperous and how they can engage in interdisciplinary analysis to develop policies and plans to meet their goals for urban‐based social and economic development that is environmentally safe, equitable and sustainable.
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1. Urban planning, Institutions, Regulations and Quality of life;
2. Equity and Prosperity Productive Cities;
3. Productive Cities;
4. Urban mobility, Energy and Environment.
The four main dialogues of the sixth session of the World Urban Forum will be complemented with extensive discussions on various aspects of the main themes in a series of parallel events, roundtables, special events, training sessions as well as assemblies.
Participants must register for the Forum. Registration is free, but those attending are expected to meet their own travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Please notice that UN-Habitat is seeking to Partner with Universities through its Habitat Partner University Initiative (HPUI).
There are now about 80 planning schools that have affiliated with this program as Institutional Members. UN-Habitat hopes the number will increased significantly prior to WUF/Naples.
Please find in the Newsletter attached information on university-related events at the upcoming World Urban Forum, among the most relevant:
1. University Roundtable: in which UN-Habitat hopes to set the agenda for the Habitat Partner University Initiative going forward.
2. Researchers Roundtable: in which discussion will focus on how to address emerging issues through internationally coordinated, anticipated research, that ensures results are mainstreamed into relevant practice and university curricula in a timely matter.
3. University Exhibition: in which universities booth exhibit space giving display access to the many thousands of WUF delegates.
4. Research and Capacity Development Networking Event: sponsored by GPEAN and featuring authors and editors of the GPEAN - Rountledge Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning book series.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
World Urban Forum website
Tel: +254 20 762 3334
Tel: +254 20 762 3903
- Start: 09-01-2012
- End: 09-07-2012.
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