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Habitat III Open-Ended Informal Consultative Meetings

25-29 April 2016 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Thursday, 28 April 2016

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L-R: Participants from UN Major Group for Children and Youth with Hirotaka Koike; Sania Surani;
Ana Gabriele Sabancevaite; Aashish Khullar; and Joy Aguilar

On Thursday, 28 April, the Habitat III Open-Ended Informal Consultative Meeting continued at UN Headquarters in New York. The day focused on “Effective Implementation,” organized around two themes “establishing a supportive national, regional and local framework” and “strategic and integrated planning and management of urban spatial development.”

In the morning, under the theme on establishing a supportive national, regional and local framework, two panels addressed national urban policies, and urban governance, capacity and institutional development. On national urban policies, panelists discussed the outcomes of Policy Unit 3, particularly the role of: technical and political processes at that national level; citizen participation; empowerment of local authorities; and governance standards. On urban governance, capacity and institutional development, the panel focused on the recommendations of Policy Unit 4, discussing the role of governance, including: decentralization; participatory processes; digital technology; and linkages between the urban and sustainability agendas.

In the afternoon, under the theme strategic and integrated planning and management of urban spatial development, two panels addressed urban spatial strategies – land market and segregation, and metropolitan areas and intermediate cities. On urban spatial strategies – land market and segregation, discussions focused on the results of Policy Unit 6, touching on: the importance of spatial planning; approaches to prevent segregation; inclusive planning; provision of public spaces; and territorial approaches. On metropolitan areas and intermediate cities, the panel emphasized the outcomes of the thematic meetings in October 2015 in Montreal, Canada, on metropolitan areas, and in November 2015 in Cuenca, Ecuador, on intermediate cities. Discussions addressed: the role of metropolitan areas in sustainable urban development; the need for integrated policy approaches; and fit-for-purpose and participatory planning processes.

The day concluded with a short wrap-up session that examined the outcomes of the sessions on effective implementation.

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Habitat III Open-Ended Informal Consultative Meetings

National Urban Policy


Moderator Rafael Tuts, UN-Habitat

Habitat III Co-Chair Maryse Gautier, France


L-R: Olenka Ochoa, Federation of Municipal Women of Latin American and the Caribbean (FEMUM-ALC), Peru; Jago Dodson, Royal
Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia; Eugénie Birch, University of Pennsylvania, US; Rüdiger Ahrend, Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Moderator Rafael Tuts, UN-Habitat; Radhika Ochalik, Secretary to Habitat III;
Thomas Coggin, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Ishtiaque Zahir, Architect, Union of International Architects, Bangladesh;
and Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos, Nigeria



Eugénie Birch, University of Pennsylvania, US

Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos, Nigeria



Thomas Coggin, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Olenka Ochoa, FEMUM-ALC



Jago Dodson, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia

Rüdiger Ahrend, OECD


Ishtiaque Zahir, Architect, Union of International Architects, Bangladesh


Mircea Steriu, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), delivering his intervention



Motoyasu Yamada
, Japan


Adriana López Hernández, Mexico

Abdellah Larhmaid, Morocco



Lana Finikin
, Huairou Commission, on behalf of Women and Gender


Mircea Steriu, UITP

Meembo Nchimunya Changula, Zambia


Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development

L-R: Zione Ntaba, Judge, High Court, Malawi; Martin Grisel, Director, European Urban Knowledge Network; Fatimetou Mint Abdel
Malick
, President, Network of Local Elected Women of Africa; Philipp Rode, London School of Economics and Political Science;
Moderator Emilia Saiz, Deputy Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); Rod Regier, City of Kitchener,
Canada; Anacláudia Rossbach, Cities Alliance; and Wicaksono Sarosa, Executive Director, Kemitraan-Habitat, Indonesia



Moderator Emilia Saiz, UCLG

Martin Grisel, Director, European Urban Knowledge Network



Anacláudia Rossbach, Cities Alliance

Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick, President, Network of Local Elected Women of Africa



Rod Regier, City of Kitchener, Canada

Wicaksono Sarosa, Executive Director, Kemitraan-Habitat, Indonesia



Philipp Rode, London School of Economics and
Political Science

Zione Ntaba, Judge, High Court, Malawi


Lana Winayanti, Senior Expert to the Minister, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia


Isaac Frimpong Mensa-Bonsu, National Development Planning Commission and Member of the Energy Commission, Ghana

Justin Roberts, on behalf of Children and Youth


Pei En Tan, Singapore


Maurice van Beers, the Netherlands

Monika Glinzler, South Africa


Narelle Townsend, Global Housing Foundation and Commonwealth
Human Ecology Council


Isabel Cavelier Adarve, Colombia, delivering her intervention


Urban Spatial Strategies

L-R: Susan Parnell, Centre for Cities, South Africa; Myounggu Kang, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea; Thomas Dallessio,
President, Next City, US; Alice Siragusa, National Institute of Urbanism, Italy; Moderator Shi Nan, Urban Planning Society, China;
Rachel Stein-Holmes, Secretary to Habitat III; Han Verschure, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Karel Maier, Vice Dean,
Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic; and Relinda Melania Sosa Pérez, Huairou Commission


Co-Moderators Pietro Garau, National Institute of Urbanism, Italy, and Shi Nan, Urban Planning Society of China



Alice Siragusa, National Institute of Urbanism, Italy

Relinda Melania Sosa Pérez, Huairou Commission



Myounggu Kang, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea

Susan Parnell, Centre for Cities, South Africa



Karel Maier, Vice Dean, Czech University of Life Sciences,
Czech Republic

Han Verschure, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium



Thomas Dallessio, President, Next City, US

Anna Zambrano, Italy


Metropolitan Areas and Intermediate Cities


Moderator Remy Sietchiping, UN-Habitat

Chantal Deschamps, Executive Committee of the Montreal Metropolitan Community, Canada



Raija Hynynen, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Christine Felicity Platt, Commonwealth Association of Planners



Alphonce Kyessi, Ardhi University, Tanzania

Quazi Baby, Executive Director, Participatory Development Action Program, Bangladesh



Susan Roylance, The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, US

Sania Surani, speaking on behalf of Children and Youth



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