The Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods, October 23-25, Chicago, IL

  • 23 October 2019 To 25 October 2019
  • Event Location : University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL, United States
The Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods
Event Description

The Global Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods is an event in preparation for the World Urban Forum in 2020.  It will take place in Urban October, assembling leading urban practitioners, community organizations, researchers, policy makers, and businesses working to create a networked approach to implementing the New Urban Agenda as a means to localize the Sustainable Development Goals. 

A key goal of the Symposium is to explore local approaches to sustainable urban development, particularly at the intersection of climate change mitigation and poverty alleviation.

Symposium invitees are committed to strengthening the role of neighborhoods in urban planning and policy, who share a curiosity and enthusiasm for new tools and knowledge.  

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Luis Bettencourt, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Inaugural Director
      Christopher Williams, UN-Habitat, Director of NY Office
      Rhiannan Price, Maxar Technologies, Director of Sustainable Development Practice
      Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
      Katharina Schneider-Roos, Global Infrastructure Basel, President
      Rose Molokoane, Slum Dwellers International, Deputy President
      Mary Rowe, Canadian Urban Institute, President and CEO
      Theresa Williamson, Catalytic Communities, Founding Executive Director
      Susana Vasquez, University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, Associate Vice President
      Benjamin de la Peña, Chief of Strategy and Innovation, Seattle Department of Transportation
      Hernán Kraviez, Norman Foster Foundation, Head of Architecture, Design & Technology
      Ellen O. Pratt, Commissioner of Land Use and Management, Liberia Land Authority
      Jared Genova, ISeeChange, Urban Resilience Consultant
      Eric Chu, University of California, Davis, Assistant Professor and Lead Author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
      Joyce Coffee, Climate Resilience Consulting, Founder & President
      Judith Helfand, "COOKED: Survival by Zip Code" documentary filmmaker
      Don Wuebbles, University of Illinois, Professor
      Sabina Shaikh, University of Chicago, Director, Program on the Global Environment
  • Event type
    • Conference

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