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ACSP Will Be Represented at the Upcoming World Urban Forum (WUF10)

Monday, February 3, 2020  
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The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) will take place in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), 8-13 February. Organized by UN-Habitat every two years, the World Urban Forum aims to raise awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public, improve collective knowledge of sustainable urban development through inclusive open debates, sharing lessons learned and the exchange of best practices and good policies; and increase coordination and cooperation to advance sustainable urbanization. More than 12,000 participants from over 160 countries are expected to attend this tenth Forum, including high-ranking officials of national governments, and representatives of local authorities, civil society, universities, and industry.

ACSP, an accredited stakeholder group in the UN-Habitat system, will be represented at WUF10 by faculty from US schools including Georgia Tech, Montclair State University, University at Buffalo, and University of Pennsylvania. A presentation about ACSP and US planning schools will be made in the UNI Booth in the WUF Exhibit Hall on 11 February, 1300-1330; check the UNI Booth schedule for presentations about individual schools. A Universities Roundtable organized by UN-Habitat’s University Network Initiative on 11 February, 1630-1900, Hall 4, Room A, will highlight how universities worldwide partner with local governments and civil society to advance SDG11: Sustainable Cities and the New Urban Agenda; Samina Raja, of the University at Buffalo will keynote the Roundtable.

For information on the more than 500 sessions of WUF10, visit the program: https://wuf.unhabitat.org/wuf10-programme.  For information about registration and logistics see: https://wuf.unhabitat.org/.


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