The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. Read more at : http://unhabitat.org/events-3/world-habitat-day/
The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat in association with the Universal Forum of Cultures of Naples and Campania. It is organized around the theme The City we Need, and will provide a dynamic space for partners to debate the way forward. The Campus is a part of UN-Habitat’s “Urban October,” a month of various urban initiatives. It will be held from 15-18 October 2014 in Caserta, Italy, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site in the region of Campania, 40 km north of Naples.
The Campus will serve as an opportunity for urban organizations to participate in the brainstorming process of debating and ultimately articulating and building consensus on the key inputs towards the Habitat III Conference. All those interested in participating are welcome to join us at the Campus.
For organizations wishing to host events, please complete the online application for Urban Thinkers Sessions and Urban Labs before 22 September 2014. All participants must also register online. Kindly visit the Urban Thinkers Campus website to learn more about the programme, to apply to host sessions, and to register as a participant.
The annual Future of Cities Forum brings together mayors, city councilors, urban planners, researchers, practitioners and representatives of civil society and the private sector to discuss key challenges and solutions for urban development. Read more at : http://www.futureofcitiesforum.com/
World Cities Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanisation, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and challenges in urbanisation and contribute to urban sustainable development around the world. Read more at http://unhabitat.org/events-3/world-cities-day/
The Global Mayors Forum (GMF) will bridge cultural differences between cities and help cities around the world to achieve sustainable urban development.
The World Urban Campaign is working the GMF to organize an event around The City we Need at the Forum.
The World Council meetings further provide an excellent opportunity to meet with UCLG member, mayors, local and regional leaders and local government associations from across the world as well as partners from international community and development agencies. Read more at http://www.uclg.org/en/events/haikou-2014-world-council
Ecocity 2015, the collective place and moment to build a common culture among sustainable city players, a platform to accelerate the transition on a global scale, in partnership with UN-Habitat and UNEA.Read more at www.ecocityworldsummit.com coming soon