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Habitat III Open-Ended Informal Consultative Meetings

25-29 April 2016 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Tuesday, 26 April 2016

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On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, the Habitat III Open-Ended Informal Consultative Meeting continued at UN Headquarters in New York. The day was organized around “Transformative Commitments for a Sustainable Urban Development” on the theme “Leave No One Behind, Urban Equity and Poverty Eradication.”

In the morning, the meeting focused on recommendations from Policy Unit 1 on the right to the city and cities for all, and Policy Unit 2 on socio-cultural urban frameworks. On the right to the city and cities for all, discussions touched on the need for a paradigm shift and the concept of “right to the city,” in particular drawing out how to make cities more inclusive. On socio-cultural urban frameworks, panelists addressed the importance of socio-cultural heritage and its protection to sustainable development, as well as urban safety and security, and social inclusiveness.

In the afternoon, the meeting focused on recommendations from Policy Unit 10 on housing policies. Panelists discussed the economic impact of the housing sector and the role of housing in the New Urban Agenda. Key issues included: land tenure; inclusiveness; recognition of slums and informal settlements; and provision of affordable housing.

A thematic panel then addressed: public spaces, from the Thematic Meeting in April 2016, in Barcelona, Spain; informal settlements, from the Thematic Meeting in April 2016, in Pretoria, South Africa; and civic engagement in April 2016, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The panel focused on the declarations from these three thematic meetings, in particular concentrating on the resulting recommendations. They also addressed questions on how to: balance the need for stand-alone policies with the need to integrate these topics into other policy areas; define and monitor effectiveness in ways that is both achievable and meaningful; and define the most important implementation principles and approaches that can build consensus at Habitat III.

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Habitat III Open-Ended Informal Consultative Meetings

Right to City and Cities for All

L-R: Martin Bryant, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Ilaria Boniburini, University of Rwanda; José Carrera,
Vice-President, Development Bank of Latin America; Moderator Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, Actionaid India; Radhika
Ochalik
, Secretary to Habitat III; Nelson Saule Jr., Instituto Pólis, Brazil; Dina Shehayeb, Housing and Building National Research Center,
Egypt; and Sally Roever, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, US



José Carrera, Vice-President, Development Bank of Latin America

Moderator Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, Actionaid India


Presentation on action oriented recommendations on the "Right to the City"



Dina Shehayeb, Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt

Ilaria Boniburini, University of Rwanda



Martin Bryant, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Sally Roever, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, US



Nelson Saule Jr., Instituto Pólis, Brazil

Berthe Bourque, Canada



Leonardo Castilho, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Mario Vacchetta Boggino, Paraguay

Socio-Cultural Urban Frameworks

L-R: Jyoti Hosagrahar, UNESCO Chair for Culture, and Columbia University; Magdalena García Hernández, Iberoamerican Network
for Budget Equality Between Man and Women, Mexico; Gülden Erkut, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey; Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture; Radhika Ochalik, Secretary to Habitat III; Philippe Madec, Architect, Town Planner and Professor; Marling Haydee Rodriguez, Huairou Commission; and Arun Jain, Urban Designer, Urban Strategist and Professor



Arun Jain, Urban Designer, Urban Strategist and Professor

Jyoti Hosagrahar, UNESCO Chair for Culture, Director, Sustainable Urbanism International GSAPP



Philippe Madec, Architect, Town Planner and Professor

Gülden Erkut, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey



Magdalena García Hernández, Iberoamerican Network for Budget Equality Between Man and Women, Mexico

Marling Haydee Rodriguez, Huairou Commission


Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture


Li Zhe, China


Ian Naumkin, Russian Federation

Chris Frassetto, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


Anna Lucy Bergochea, Gorifuna Emergency Committee, Honduras

Housing Policies

Habitat III Co-Chair Maryse Gautier, France


L-R: Rachel Stein-Holmes, Secretary to Habitat III; Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, Actionaid India; and Abel
Walendom
, Secretary General, Ministry of Land Management, Urbanism and Habitat, Chad



Elena Szolgayova, Director General, DG Housing Policy and Urban Development, Ministry of Transport, Construction and
Regional Development, Slovakia

Alison Brown, Cardiff University, UK



Michael Donovan, Inter-American Development Bank

Steven Weir, Vice President, Habitat for Humanity


L-R: Elena Szolgayova, Director General, DG Housing Policy and Urban Development, Ministry of Transport, Construction and
Regional Development, Slovakia; Alison Brown, Cardiff University, UK; Michael Donovan, Inter-American Development Bank; and
Steven Weir, Vice President, Habitat for Humanity


Adriana López Hernández, Mexico


Rafael Tuts, UN-Habitat

Lucianara Andrade Fonseca, Brazil


Elyssa Ludher, Singapore


Martina Otto, UNEP

Sonia Hernández Partal, Spain

Public spaces, informal settlements and civic engagement

L-R: Eytan Schwartz, CEO, Tel Aviv Global; William Jiyana, Department of Human Settlements, South Africa; Lluís Brau, Principal of Nova Gestión SLP, Urban and Regional Planning Office, Barcelona, Spain; Moderator Robert Lewis-Lettington, Chief, Legislation Unit, UN-Habitat; Rachel Stein-Holmes, Secretary to Habitat III; Veronica Katalushi, Huairou Commission; and Lucy Earle, Urban Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID), UK



Eytan Schwartz, CEO, Tel Aviv Global

Moderator Robert Lewis-Lettington, Chief, Legislation Unit,
UN-Habitat



Lluís Brau, Principal of Nova Gestió SLP, Urban and Regional Planning Office, Barcelona, Spain

William Jiyana, Department of Human Settlements, South Africa



Veronica Katalushi, Huairou Commission

Lucy Earle, Urban Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID), UK



Rodrigo Furtado Messias, Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development

Claudia LaRue, Dominican Republic







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