8:30-13:15, 28 September 2015 | East River Room, Ford Foundation, New York
The Communitas Coalition Secretariat and its core partners – ICLEI, nrg4SD, Tellus Institute and UN-Habitat – are convening this high-level multi-stakeholder gathering of the Urban SDG Campaign and the World Urban Campaign, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments, Cities Alliance and the UN-Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
In this pivotal moment of unprecedented opportunity for social justice, poverty eradication and sustainable development, we invite you to engage in a multi-stakeholder reflection on the key drivers and actions for a transformation that will empower, enable and operationalize our collective commitment to sustainable urban development in the 21s century. Urban development, with its power to trigger transformative change, can and must be at the forefront line of human development. Cities are home to half of the world’s people and three quarters of its economic output, and these figures will rise dramatically within 2050. We must therefore align goals, plans, finance, partnerships, governance models and monitoring and review systems with the scale of our ambition.
Join our discussions to examine the fundamental transformation required for sustainable urban development to happen, as well as the critical multi-stakeholder engagement in the preparatory process towards Habitat III:
– What will be we doing differently within the next 20 years if we are serious about encouraging and empowering sustainable urban development at the city-region scale?
– How will we align goals, plans, finance, partnerships, governance models and monitoring and review systems with the scale of our ambition?
– What will be the key solutions and drivers for policy coherence? What tools we need for implementation?
– What are the distinct yet complementary roles of different stakeholders in the implementation of this agenda?
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