Urban Design, Economic Growth and the Jobs of the Future in the Tropics

Urban Design, Economic Growth and the Jobs of the Future in the Tropics

25 Nov 2019 to 27 Nov 2019
Cairns
, Australia

1.Title of the Campus: Urban Design, Economic Growth and the Jobs of the Future in the Tropics

2.Lead Partner Organization: James Cook University 
 
3.Other Partner Organization(s) Co-Hosting the Campus: 
  1. The Cairns Chamber of Commerce https://www.cairnschamber.com.au/
  2. Cairns Regional Council* https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/
  3. Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland https://rdafnqts.org.au/

Medias: 

  1. JCU News: https://www.jcu.edu.au/news
  2. CITBA Media and News: https://www.jcu.edu.sg/citba/media-and-news
  3. JCU Linked-in and Twitter Accounts
  4. Cairns Post*: https://www.cairnspost.com.au/
  5. ABC Radio*: https://radio.abc.net.au/
  6. Cairns Post and the ABC radio will be contacted closer to the event’s dates

4.UTC Date: 25th -27th November 2019

5.Location / Venue:  Cains, Australia
 
6.Language: English
 

7.Description of the Campus

James Cook University and the Centre for International Business and Trade in Asia (CITBA) are organising an Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) entitled “Urban Design, Economic Growth, and the Jobs of the Future in the Tropics”. The UTC model is an initiative of UN-Habitat conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals, and decision-makers who believe that urbanization is an opportunity and can lead to positive urban and economic transformations.

This UTC will be held in November 2019, and will bring together scholars, practitioners, policymakers and constituencies to reflect on the current challenges and trends to propose new paradigms. The particular focus of this event is on the critical connection between innovative urban design and sustainable economic growth in a way that enhances the quality of life in the tropical communities people live and work. This UTC is intended as a platform to build consensus between partners engaged in addressing urban and economic challenges, and proposing solutions to future challenges.

Building on the previous deliberations of the World Urban Campaign, this UTC is organised around the themes of “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and “The New Urban Agenda” , specifically principle 3 (The City We Need is economically vibrant and inclusive), principle 8 (The city we need is well-planned, walkable and transit-friendly) and principle 10 (The City We Need learns and innovates). The event will also directly contribute to the SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).  The recommendations made by the participants, will be compiled and distilled into a structured report which will then be presented to collaborating organisations and other relevant government agencies with a shared interest. The final report will be produced addressing prospective policy, planning and regulatory response. It is also expected that other important topics will emerge from the discussions, and the leaders of the forum will endeavour to generate an action plan where suitable. Moreover, ways of monitoring the actions through indicators will be discussed and defined, and key actors and their roles on the action plan will be identified. This UTC  will be featured in the calendar of events on the World Urban Campaign website, as well as on the Urban Thinkers Campus page and will have its own dedicated page.

9. UTC Programme :  HERE
 
10.List of Speakers / Moderators: HERE
 
11. Contact: Dr Taha Chaiechi - email: taha.chaiechi@jcu.edu.au or citba@jcu.edu.au
 
 
13. Your Social Media Channels: https://www.jcu.edu.au/citba/city-lab
 

​14. UTC Report: TBC