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
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
Velo-city is ECF’s annual global summit on cycling, which will be held in Nantes, France in 2015. This event is the premier international conference on cycling. It is designed to promote the integration of urban cycle planning into all the relevant public policy sectors, including transport planning, land development, public health, education, environment, economy, energy and human rights. Bringing together those involved in policy, promotion and the provision of cycling facilities and programs, this year’s conference theme is “Cycling: Futuremaker”.
Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn. Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities. Five successful editions have made this goal a reality.
Organized jointly by CitiNet, Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), the Ax:son Johnson Foundation and the Project for Public Spaces, the purpose of this global Urban Thinkers Campus is to provide an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals, and decision-makers, particularly on the theme of public space. This constituency, who all believe that urbanization is an opportunity that can lead to positive urban transformations, are convinced that public space has important impact on our cities future and that public space therefore should be part of the New Urban Agenda. This platform seeks to build consensus between all partners engaged in addressing urbanization challenges through public space which can propose solutions to urban futures. The purpose of the campus will be to, through drafting committees, contribute to the The City We Need positions and recommendations on public space directly to the Habitat III New Urban Agenda. PARTICIPATE
Under the theme ‘Our Architecture, Our Communities, Our Heritage’ the 11th African Union of Architects Congress will seek to explore and emphasize the importance of African heritage in Architectural design and explore how we Architects must play a pivotal role in ensuring this linkage. It will investigate the ideologies we have lived by for centuries and how they can be applied to design in order to ensure continuation of the spirit of the African community. Architects from all over Africa will debate development and changes in the architectural design and their effects on our communities, environment and ways of living. This is the largest gathering of Architects in Africa and it happens once every four years. It provides access to research and practice in the architectural profession within Africa. PARTICIPATE
Around the theme “The City That Need”, the Campus aims to bring in Cartagena urban thinkers, philosophers, writers, journalists, bloggers, developers and designers, city leaders and decision makers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, experts communication and marketing, and all those interested in urban infrastructure, technologies, standards, urban trends, and dynamics. With the exchange of ideas and presentation of the problems in the city, we can orient dynamic processes and shared to build it. This event will feature the global community of urban thinkers as the next step toward the formation of the New Urban Agenda and strengthening partnerships aimed at Habitat III Conference. PARTICIPATE