Cities and the Global Agenda: On the Road to the U20 in Buenos Aires

July 13, 2018 | The New School, New York

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) The New School, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Mistra Urban Futures & The Global Platform to the Right to the City are pleased to present: 

 

Cities and the Global Agenda: On the Road to the U20 in Buenos Aires 

Parallel event to the HLPF
 

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will meet at UN headquarters in New York from July 9 to 20, 2028 to conduct a review of progress towards the achievement of the SDGs. This meeting is expected to attract thousands of development specialists from around the world. This review will include a review of Objective 11, the cities objective, which will take place for two hours on Wednesday morning, July 11. Speakers will include representatives of specific countries and other organizations.

The New School will host a full day conference on "Cities and the Global Agenda: On the Road to the U20 in Buenos Aires" co-organized with MISTRA Urban Futures, the University of Buenos Aires, and the Global Platform for the Right to the City. This event will be held in the Theresa Lang Student Center (which seats 220 people) at 55 West 13th Street and consist of an introductory session and three sessions in the form of panels, as indicated below: 

 

Friday, July 13th, 2018 · 9:00am - 7:30pm
Theresa Lang Center | The New School
55 West 13th Street, 
New York, NY
Map of the event

The event will be in English
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Reservations are required RSVP by July 12th  here.

 

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Program with Speakers

*Asterisked speakers are to be confirmed


Introductory Remarks 9:30 AM - 10 AM

Michael Cohen, Professor, The New School

Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif
, Executive Director of UN-Habitat


Panel 1. 10 AM - 11:30 AM: Assessing the Assessments

Chair: 
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor, The New School

Speakers:
Eduardo Moreno
, Director of Research and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat
David Simon, Director, Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers University, Gothenburg
William Cobbett, Director, Cities Alliance

Discussant: Michael Cohen

Coffee Break

Panel 2: 11:45AM-1:15 PM: New Urban Practices to Achieve a New Global Agenda

Chair: Margarita Gutman, Professor, The New School

Speakers:
Juan Maqueiyra, President, Instituto de Vivienda de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires
Antonella Contin, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Jeb Brugmann, Vice-President, Solution Development and Innovation,100 Resilient Cities Program

Discussant: Dirk Messner, Director, German Development Institute*

Lunch Break

Panel 3: 2:15-3:45 PM Building Capacity for Implementing Global Goals

Chair: Guillermo Cabrera, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning, University of Buenos Aires

Speakers:
Julian Suarez, Vice-President for Social Development and Environment, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America*
Susan Parnell, Professor of Urban Geography, University of Cape Town
Horacio Corti, Defensor General del Poder Judicial, City Government of Buenos Aires
Nelson Saule, Polis Institute, Brazil

Discussant: Eugene Zapata, Managing Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, 100 Resilient Cities Program*

Coffee Break

Panel 4: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Identifying Strategies for the U20, Closing Panel

Chair: Michael Cohen

Speakers:
Fernando Straface, Secretario General y Relaciones Internacionales, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Guillermo Cabrera
Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning, University of Buenos Aires
Emilia Saiz, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)*.

 

Friday, July 13th, 2018 · 9:00am - 7:30pm
Theresa Lang Center | The New School
55 West 13th Street, 
New York, NY
Map of the event

The event will be in English
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Reservations are required RSVP by July 12th  here.

 

This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION

 


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