The search for the world's most loveable sustainable city 2015 is about to begin. 49 finalist cities will be revealed on 26 January 2015. Earth Hour invites people all over the world to nominate and vote for cities that have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the creation of sustainability. Get ready to join the celebration, share what you love about your favorite cities, and submit suggestions on how they can become more sustainable.
Together with the Major Group for Children and Youth the Youthful Cities Urban Thinkers Campus will provide youth with a platform to provide inputs to the development of the New Urban Agenda and the outcomes of the Habitat III. Discussions at the conference will also examine the impacts of youth engagement in urban development in the context of increasingly youthful cities globally, with discussions around how youth can be a resource for creating resilient, inclusive, economically vibrant and well planned cities with adequate public space, education, knowledge and economic opportunities for all, including young people. The Campus will seek to provide substantial input to the Major Group for Children and Youth’s platform on Habitat III, uncovering areas that are of particular importance to young people regionally as they relate to urbanization, while also seeking to prepare inputs from children and youth feeding into the third Preparatory Committee (PrepCom3) for Habitat III, planned for Indonesia in 2016. PARTICIPATE
The second Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council will focus on “achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all.” The Segment will demonstrate how the creation of good quality jobs could be a tool for promoting the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable development. The Segment will also serve as a platform to identify policy choices and possible trade-offs that could arise from an integrated approach.
The 12th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM12) of the World Urban Campaign will take place from 11 – 12 April 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, in line with the meeting schedule for WUC in the months leading up to the Habitat lll Conference in 2016, which was discussed during the last Steering Committee Meeting (SCM11) in October 2014 at the Urban Thinkers Campus in Caserta, Italy. The SCM12 will, amongst others, discuss the partners’ consensus document The City We Need, which was launched in March 2014.
The first GAP Assembly meeting will be held on Monday 13 April 2015 as a side event one day prior to the Second Session of Preparatory Committee (PrepCom2) of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). This first assembly meeting will gather all interested partners in order to deliberate on the Constitution, road map and first joined statement (The City We Need) of the GAP.
The United Nations General Assembly, in Resolution A/RES/67/216, decided to establish a preparatory committee to carry out the preparations for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, open to all State Members of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The twenty-fifth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will take place in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Gigiri, Nairobi, with the theme: UN-Habitat’s Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Order to Promote Sustainable Urban Development and Human Settlements.
Habitat for Humanity International Latin America/Caribbean Region (HFHI LA/C), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and the Cities Alliance, in collaboration with UN-Habitat Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, are hosting the 2nd Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Forum: “Housing for Life”; a space for multi-stakeholder collaboration from the public and private sectors, and civil society in general.
Live the City, the METROPOLIS Annual Meeting will be held in Buenos Aires from 18 – 21 May 2015. This event will provide the leading political and technical representatives of the world’s largest cities with the opportunity to meet and exchange knowledge and cutting-edge practices in metropolitan management. Live the City will be the first METROPOLIS Annual Meeting in which on-the-ground experience will take the leading role and be the starting point for the discussions about the large cities we want for the future. The major novelty at this event will be a working approach on a human scale that will frame the debate with on-the-ground practice. PARTICIPATE
Like its two previous editions, the 2015 Biennial of Public Space will draw inspiration from dozens of local, national and international events promoted by local authorities, universities, citizens’ associations, professional and cultural organizations, and international organizations to share challenges, experiences and good practices. Their outcomes, together with parallel laboratories and plenary sessions, will flow into a concluding event hosted by the School of Architecture of Roma Tre University, located in the newly reconquered and renovated public space of the former Testaccio abattoir. PARTICIPATE