About Habitat III

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.  In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.

ITDP at Habitat III

ITDP is holding a number of a events and panels at Habitat III.  See below for information on each session and be sure to follow us on Twitter for live updates.

 

ECOMOBILITY PANEL: IMPLEMENTING MOBILITY WITHIN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Presentation on “Urban Mobility and the Sustainable Development Goals in Brazil” 

ITDP Speakers: Clarisse Linke, Country Director, ITDP Brazil
Venue: Sustainable Cities Pavilion
Date & Time: Sunday, October 16 11:30am-12:30pm

WRI: LAUNCH OF PUBLICATION “WORLD RESOURCES REPORT: TOWARDS A MORE EQUAL CITY”
Featured speaker during the launch of the WRI’s flagship publication, the World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City. 

ITDP Speakers: Clarisse Linke, Country Director, ITDP Brazil
Venue: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
Date & Time: Sunday, October 16, 16:00-17:00

INCLUSIVE URBANIZATION BUILT UPON TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE CITY
What is inclusive transit-oriented development (TOD)? What is the way forward for inclusive urbanization?  This event will answer these questions through the exploration of land use and transport integration and the promotion of inclusive and accessible urbanization in different cities around the world. Constituency groups will discuss equitable urban development in their context and major group representatives such as women, children and youth, older people, “grassroot” housing advocates, and slum dwellers will have a chance to discuss, collaborate, and address issues that affect them the most from safety to access to upgrading infrastructure and housing affordability.

ITDP Speakers: Ramon Cruz, International Policy Manager; Luc Nadal, Technical Director, Sustainable Urban Development 
Venue: Room MR10, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion”
Date & Time: Monday, October 17, 09:30-10:30

CITIES OF TOMORROW: LIVABLE, MOBILE, AND CONNECTED
ITDP CEO, Clayton Lane, signs the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) joint declaration from Germany, on behalf of ITDP, pledging cooperation for sustainable transport initiatives. 
 
Venue: Room R13, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Benjamín Carrión, Quito, Ecuador
Date & Time: Monday, October 17, 12:30-13:30
CITY AND MOBILITY: MOBILITIES AND INTERACTIONS IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Organized by IPEA and ITDP Brazil
The panel will begin with an overview of key findings from the book City and Mobility: Mobilities and Interactions in Urban Development, focused on Brazil. From there, we will expand the discussion to see how this translates into other regions in the world to understand how mobility has influenced urban growth and social and economic outcomes. How has mobility made the city and what can we do to create more just and sustainable cities by linking mobility and urban development more closely. We will conclude the event with a reception that will also be the launch of the book. 
 
ITDP Speakers: Clarisse Linke, Country Director, ITDP Brazil
Venue: Next City Pavilion
Date & Time: Monday, October 17, 17:00-19:00
OPENING PLENARY: THE FUTURE OF URBAN MOBILITY
Transportation is at a tipping point as the world urbanizes and cities become more complex. While the New Urban Agenda evolves and as challenges, needs, and aspirations change globally; new service models, technologies, business models, integration mechanisms, policy frameworks, and innovative narratives are rapidly emerging to address the transforming transportation landscape. This session, through a discussion among the experts and change makers, will explore options available for cities to become safe, integrated, clean, sustainable and eventually people friendly.   
 
ITDP Speakers: Clayton Lane, ITDP CEO
Venue: Auditorio de Ingeniería Civil, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 18, 10:00-11:30
QUITO ACTION PLAN ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY
Networking event organized by SLOCAT with ITDP and WRI 
 
ITDP Speakers: Aimee Gauthier
Venue: Room R18, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Benjamin Carrion
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 18, 16:30-18:30
TRANSPORT DAY: SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
The session will present a current update on sustainable mobility policies and projects in the Latin America region, focusing on transit-oriented development, mass transit, cycling and walking and travel demand management. It will also focus on describing how these can support the New Urban Agenda with regional initiatives. Experts in the session come from private, public and non-profit sectors as well as multi-lateral organizations. 
 
ITDP Speakers: Clarisse Linke, Country Director, ITDP Brazil; Bernardo Baranda, Latin America Regional Director
Venue: Room GS2, Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 13:45-14:45
TRANSPORT DAY: TRACKING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSPORT COMPONENTS OF THE NEW URBAN AGENDA

ITDP Speakers: Clayton Lane
Venue: Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo (Auditorium)
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 14:45-15:45

TRANSPORT DAY: PROVIDING EQUITABLE MOBILITY FOR AFRICA’S URBAN FUTURE
Africa is urbanizing at an unprecedented rate. By 2030, the UN estimates that nearly 100 cities in Africa will have a population of more than a million residents. A new approach for managing urban growth is urgently needed. African cities are beginning to address these challenges, yet responses have remained piecemeal, and infrastructure investments continue to support car-centric development that only reinforces growing inequities. The panel discussion will explore critical questions for Africa’s urban future on the issues of a compact city vision for African cities, developing new sources of financing for sustainable transport and urban infrastructure, land-use management mechanisms for African cities and role of international development institutions. 
 
ITDP Speakers: Ramon Cruz, International Policy Manager; Chris Kost, Country Director, ITDP Africa
Venue: Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 14:45-15:45
TRANSPORT DAY: NEW URBAN MOBILITY SERVICES AND COLLABORATIVE TRANSPORT ECONOMY
(Spanish language session) 
 
ITDP Speakers: Bernardo Baranda, Latin America Regional Director
Venue: Room GS2, Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 14:45-15:45
STRENGTHENING URBAN RURAL LINKAGES THROUGH INTEGRATED TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
Organized by GIZ and Communitas
Habitat III Networking Event. 
 
ITDP Speakers: Aimee Gauthier
Venue: Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 16:30-18:30
DELIVERING THE NEW URBAN AGENDA THROUGH SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY SOLUTIONS
Training event organized by UN Habitat and UNCRD. 
 
ITDP Speakers: Clayton Lane (e-mobility) and Aimee Gauthier (TOD)
Venue: Room R5, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Benjamin Carrion
Date & Time: Thursday, October 20, 08:00-11:00
CAPACITY BUILDING AND MOBILITY ANALYTICS
GIZ’s Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) has been working in the field of capacity building for local and national authorities for 15 years now. While today’s transport solutions, such as demand-responsive public transport, become more and more digital and data-driven, many local authorities lack the capacity to collect data for planning purposes and indicators and hence struggle to yield the digital dividend. SUTP has the vision to enable its partners to step into the age of digitization and move forward to a new generation of transportation planning. 
 
ITDP Speakers: Ramon Cruz, International Policy Manager, Clayton Lane, CEO, Aimee Gauthier, Chief of Programs
Venue: German Pavilion
Date & Time: Thursday, October 20, 15:00- 16:00

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