URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS 7.0

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How should my Campus look like ?

DIFFERENT SESSIONS FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES

UTCs should be designed as a platform to build consensus for action between partners engaged in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and proposing solutions to urban futures. They should include in particular:

  • Urban Thinkers Sessions to exchange on critical areas of action.

  • Urban Labs to present and discuss new ideas, concepts, legislation, tools and solutions.

  • Roundtables for debate, across the board exchange and agreements on action areas, commitments, action plans and road map.

  • Plenary sessions to bring together results of all Urban Thinkers Sessions, Urban Labs, and Roundtables to keep all participants on the same page and deliver key results to all.

AN ACTION DAY: THINK OF AN EVENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS TO ENCOURAGE THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ADVOCATE ON A PARTICULAR ISSUE AND TAKE ACTION!

Examples

  • Your UTC is about public space. Your action Day can be a moment in the city to gather people and organize an exercise of tactical urbanism with children. You will take pictures and promote the action on social media using #UrbanThinkers

  • Your UTC is about safety. Your action day may consist in distributing promotional items (using the hand symbol of the City We Need) explaining the importance of safety, with random interviews in communities to get their feedback.

  • Your UTC is about food security. Your action day could consist in organizing an open food buffet with local items produced by communities.

  • Etc.

GET STARTED ?! 

How could we start?

  • Consult your partners

  • Select panellists and influencers

  • Design the programme AGENDA (with urban thinkers sessions, urban labs, plenaries, round-tables, action day)

What should your UTC deliver?

  • Priority Actions

  • Commitments of Partners

  • Role setting and targets

  • Action Plan & Road Map

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DELIVER DURING YOUR UTC?

1. PRIORITY ACTIONS

2. COMMITMENTS

3. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

4. ACTIONS PLAN(S)

5. TARGETS

6. ROAD MAP

A set of clear priority actions to address issues of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals based on defined solutions, models, frameworks and/or process to achieve those.

A set of clearly defined commitments by stakeholders involved in the proposed priority actions (individual and joined commitments).

Detailed roles of all stakeholders involved in the action  plan(s) with responsibilities aligned to the same actions.

One or several action plans to achieve the defined actions and commitments.

A list of achievable targets along a timeline and number of cities, communities and people impacted

A road map showing the key milestones, quick wins and longer-term landmarks to reach achievable goals.

WHAT ABOUT OUR TARGETS ?!

And should be agreed upon by all!

  • Remember your UTC should be about ACTION and delivering the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda.

  • Targets are essential to measuring the impact of your action.

  • Targets should be reachable within a reasonable timeline.

  • Targets should impact people’s lives, communities, cities.

  • They should be related to the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda

  • They should also relate to The City We Need NOW!

GETTING READY ?! 

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DURING THE UTC

  • Take note in sessions: assign rapporteurs to each session to do so and collect reports during the event.

  • Promote speakers and share ideas on social media using #TakeAction4Cities #UrbanThinkers @urbancampaign. Use quotes from speakers and good pictures.

  • Take pictures during the UTC Action Day and promote them on social media.

  • Invite journalists to attend and cover the event or prepare yourself a story you can share with some media. The story can also be shared on the WUC website by the WUC Secretariat (in English only).

  • Monitor progress and make sure participants are focussed on results (delivering an action plan, a road map, etc.)

  • By the end, make sure there is a consensus on the results.

REPORTING 

  • After the session, UTC organizers should report on their UTC

  • Make sure you report withing 15 days after the end of your campus. The WUC Secretariat will share your report which will include your action plan, partners commitments, road map, targets.