WUF9 Prallagon Participation
WUF9 - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 7-13 Feb 2018
WORLD URBAN FORUM
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the Forum has become one of the most open gatherings on the international arena, for exchanging views and experiences on urban challenges. The inclusive nature of the Forum, combined with high-level participation, makes it a unique United Nations conference and the premier international gathering on urban issues.
Objective of the Forum
The World Urban Forum has the following objectives:
- raise awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public;
- improve the collective knowledge of sustainable urban development through inclusive open debates, sharing of lessons learned and the exchange of best practices and good policies; and
- increase coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders and constituencies for the advancement and implementation of sustainable urbanization.
~UN Habitat For A Better Urban Future
Attending WUF9 afforded us an opportunity to learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030, policy initiatives (presented at the Ministers Roundtable), and how dedicated workers (Workshop participation) are implementing procedures to advance the wellbeing of a global citizenry. We participated in several work sessions: (a) Community Focused Urban Regeneration; (b) Co-design, Training on Participatory Change Processes and Urban Form as Enablers for Social Inclusion; (c) The Deep Place Method for Economic, Social and Cultural Sustainability; and (d) Good Design, Good Planning: Aligning Practice, Communities and Education in the Implementation of Agenda 2030. Click below for Facebook WUF9 update.
"The Theme of the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – places the Forum’s focus on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals."
The Tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2020. The official announcement was made in March 2017 after the conclusion of the bidding process, which took place in 2016, and WUF10 will be the first Forum to be held in the Arab region and it will implement a New Urban Agenda. Click below for Twitter WUF9 update.