Our Urban Future Starts Now: Experts from our network of cities discuss Habitat III's potential on-the-ground



October 2016 — After two years of preparation, the moment urban leaders have been waiting for is finally here. The UN's once-in-20-years convening, called "Habitat III," runs from October 17 -20 in the host city of Quito, Ecuador. Thirty-thousand participants are expected to descend on the city to discuss and debate our urban future.

This month, we'll be interviewing experts from our network of cities across the Global South. We've asked them to reflect on their city, its needs and how a global document can play out on the ground. We'll also be reporting from Quito and will bring you updates on important events and decisions as they arise over these next few, important weeks. And we look forward to hearing from you about how the New Urban Agenda can have an impact in your part of the world.

Photo Credit: Simon Matzinger

Descentralização, Empoderamento e Participação para uma nova agenda urbana

Curitiba, 31 outubro 2016 — Administradora especialista em Relações Internacionais e Terceiro Setor e mestre em Organizações e Desenvolvimento, Grace Chiara Schmidt se dedica a treinar e capacitar representantes de organizações públicas, privadas e do terceiro setor para promoverem o desenvolvimento urbano sustentável em Curitiba. Direto de Quito, da Habitat III, ela conversou conosco sobre a Nova Agenda Urbana em discussão e seu impacto na capital paranaense.
Leia mais.

Dhaka towards a New Urban Agenda

Dhaka, 24 October 2016 — The Secretary of the Environment and Urbanization of the 20th Executive Council of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh, a contributor to the Daily Star on urban issues, and an architect and faculty member at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Sujaul Islam Khan, shares his impressions of the New Urban Agenda and contemplates the development predictions of Dhaka. See more.

Agenda Kota: Menjaga Keaslian Kota sebagai bagian dari Pembangunan yang Berkelanjutan

Surabaya, 13 October 2016 — Sejarah sebuah kota dapat menjadi bagian dari pengembangan ekonomi daerah. Seringkali peninggalan sejarah digusur dan digantikan oleh gedung-gedung baru sebagai bagian dari rencana tata kota menyambut globalisasi yang serba modern. Tidak banyak kota di Indonesia yang mampu menjaga keasliannya, namun demikian Surabaya merupakan pengecualian melalui peraturan yang secara ketat menjaga peninggalan sejarahnya.
Baca lebih lanjut.

La segregación espacial en Bogotá: entrevista a Fernando de la Carrera

Bogotá, 12 octubre 2016 — Fernando es profesor en el departamento de Arquitectura de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad de los Andes desde el año2002.Recibió el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura Dicken Castro, Arquitectura Interior en la XXII Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura, con el proyecto de la remodelacioÏn del Museo del Oro de BogotaÏ. Entusiasta del fomento del uso de la Bicicleta. Leer más.

Urbanisme Warga dan Presisi Data

Jakarta, 11 October 2016 — Tantangan implementasi New Urban Agenda bukan semata-mata milik pemerintah, namun juga masyarakat sipil progresif yang ingin melihat perbaikan pengelolaan perkotaan akibat arus urbanisasi yang tak terbendung. Pendekatan yang mengedepankan partisipasi luas warga dalam perencanaan kota atau disebut urbanisme warga dan perolehan data yang akurat menjadi pendekatan baru untuk memperbaiki metode pengelolaan kota yang lebih inkusif.
Baca lebih lanjut.

El Futuro de la Agenda Urbana de CDMX

Mexico D.F., 6 octobre 2016 — La Gerente Comunitaria de URB.im en CDMX platicó con Laura Ballesteros, especialista en movilidad y transporte sostenible bajo un enfoque de derechos humanos. La entrevista se refiere a las necesidades de la Ciudad de México y el papel que la Nueva Agenda urbana puede jugar a nivel local.
Leer más.

Translating the Spirit of the New Urban Agenda to Our Mechanisms of Work

Nairobi, 5 October 2016 — This week on URB.im, we speak with George Wasonga the CEO of the Civil Society Urban Development Platform (CSUDP) and the convener of the Kenyan Civil Society Habitat III Caucus. See more.

Cali ante la Nueva Agenda: entrevista con Flor Inés Marín Acosta

Cali, 4 octobre 2016 — Flor Inés Marín Acosta es arquitecta, magister en Políticas Públicas de la Universidad del Valle. Trabaja desde el 2012 en el Departamento Administrativo de Planeación del Municipio de Santiago de Cali y actualmente es asesora de la implementación de la política pública de mejoramiento integral del hábitat. Leer más.

Prospects and Challenges of the New Urban Agenda in Lagos

Lagos, 3 October 2016 — The current population of Lagos is double what the city was designed to accommodate, leaving city planners with the challenges of managing the effects of rapid urbanization. In the run-up to Habitat III in Quito in a couple of weeks, URB.im’s Lagos Community Manager sat down with Dr. Taibat Lawanson, an associate professor of urban planning at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She also served in the process leading to Habitat III as a policy expert on institutions, capacity building and development.
See more.

 

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As an urban planner and environmentalist, there is need for the government and stakeholders to see to the menace of proper city planning without prejudice.
People should be encouraged to process development permit in a view to avoid building collapse and accessibility.
The municipal government should be empowered to sanitize drainages against the menace of mosquito that has led to several death in our hospitals.
Planning should be seen as a pro poor instrument and not of victimization.

Wish us happy deliberation.

Regards.

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