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Thinking Inside Out: How Cities Contribute to Solving Global Problems

Thinking Inside Out: How Cities Contribute to Solving Global Problems

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

The New School, UN Habitat, The Observatory on Latin America and the Penn Institute for Urban Research invites you to participate in Thinking Inside Out: How Cities Contribute to Solving Global Problems.

Every 20 years, the United Nations convenes its global Habitat conference, bringing together member states, organizations, and theorists from around the world to strategize an agenda for the next two decades of urban development. The third of these groundbreaking conferences--Habitat III-- will take place in 2016, and will serve as the first UN global summit after the adoption of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. Because of the enormous mandate of the Habitat III summit, preparatory committees are gathering in 2014 and 2015 to begin providing shape and structure to the 2016 agenda. On September 17 and 18, the first PrepCom will commence in New York City. The event will play host to the world's foremost urban thinkers and policy makers, who will gather to discuss how the design, planning, and management of our global cities, towns, and villages can drive the implementation of new global development and climate change goals.

Thinking Inside Out: How Cities Contribute to Solving Global Problems is a side event to the Habitat III PrepCom, and represents The New School's contribution to shaping the New Urban Agenda. The event will gather speakers from around the world to frame the 21st century's biggest challenges-- inequality, economic growth, and climate change-- and posit ideas on how cities can serve as the point of intervention for addressing these urgent issues.

For more information, please contact the Observatory on Latin America, or Desiree LaVecchia.



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