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.
The Ecocity World Summit (EWS), also known as the International Ecocity Conference Series (IECS), was the first and is now the longest running conference for ecological city design, development and functioning in the world. For over twenty years it has been the vanguard conference on urban problems and solutions regarding climate change, renewable energy, non-car infrastructure, environmentally healthy architecture and city organization.
In October 2015 the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) will host the ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners – Conseil Européen des Urbanistes) 11th Biennial of Towns and Town Planners with the theme “Making Cities Work – Technology in Planning Practice” in Dublin, Ireland. The Biennial which takes place every 2 years has been running for over 20 years in different European cities.
Huairou Commission in partnership with Coalition of Grassroot Women and Women members of the County Assembly Caucus under the title, “Wamama Tunauwezo” (women have the power) intends to have an all rounded discussion that will include everyone in our society for us to achieve this dream city.
Polycom Development Project has been charged with the responsibility of taking lead. The youths, academicians, politicians, architects, women, the media, lawyers and the police will all converge from 1 -3 September 2015 and come up with what all can do to achieve The Dream City We Need.
The 3 day Campus will bring together 90 participants to dialogue:
Day 1 – Grassroots Representation: community constituent groups including women, youth, influential local groups, the Nyumba Kumi initiative and religious groups to discuss and come up with proposals towards the City We Need is Safe. They will produce a document of recommendations and select representatives to present it on Day 3.
Day 2 – Civic & Professional Representation: the County Government, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, United Nations representatives, academicians, researchers, and peace practitioners will discuss how to achieve safety in the city and develop a document of workable recommendations. Representatives will be selected to present this document on
Day 3. Day 3 – Integration: representatives from Day 1 and Day 2 will present their documents and work to produce a final list of recommendations for The City We Want Is Safe. These will be presented at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in 2016.
The ISOCARP2015 congress comes at a time of unprecedented global urbanization. Voices from the global level down to the ground – in both the public and private sector – are calling for a ‘planning’ approach to address the complex challenges that this brings. The 51st ISOCARP International Planning Congress “Cities Save the World: Let’s Reinvent Planning” will take place from 19 to 23 October 2015 in various cities in the Netherlands.
General Information Indonesia has a vision to raise its sovereign, independent, personality based on mutual cooperation, by improving the quality of life of Indonesian society through inclusive development and improving national productivity, welfare through the development of decent and sustainable settlement for all in good environmental condition. Given this, Indonesia is committed to host a regional ministerial meeting for Habitat III preparation with a purpose to discuss sustainable urbanization towards new urban agenda. The meeting will be held following the World Habitat Day Commemoration on 5th October 2015, as an important momentum to increase awareness, commitment and partnership towards inclusive, safe and sustainable cities and human settlement. The High Level Regional Meeting for Habitat III in Asia-Pacific will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in October 2015 with a proposed theme of “Sustainable Urbanization in Asia-Pacific Region : Towards a New Urban Agenda”
The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, legally chartered in the State of New York, USA. Its objective is "Building Sustainable Human Settlements and Promoting the United Nations Habitat Agenda". GFHS is an associated partner of World Urban Campaign, UN-Habitat and holds the Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC.
The annual session of Global Forum on Human Settlements has been successfully held in China, the United States, Brazil, Germany and Colombia for 9 consecutive years. More than 11,500 representatives from all sectors of society have attended the Forums, including ministers, UN officials, mayors, scholars, professionals and business leaders.
In April 2011, the 6th Global Forum on Human Settlements, themed as “Build Low-carbon City in Response to Climate Change”, was grandly held in the UN headquarters in New York. Following that, the 7th Global Forum on Human Settlements took place in Rio as an associated event of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). For more information, please visit GFHS website: www.gfhsforum.org.The preparation for the forthcoming 10th Global Forum on Human Settlements and 10th Anniversary of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS X) is on the move in a positive direction.