IHS at the World Urban Forum 9

Tuesday 6 Feb 2018, 09:00 - Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 14:30
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IHS, the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam will be attending the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 6 to 13 February 2018. Our representatives will be located at the shared IHS/ITC stand number 169, in the exhibition area/hall 1-2.

IHS staff will be participating in a number of pre, side and training events (see overview below). Moreover, we are happy to share that one of our newly developed Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC), “Financing Infrastructure in African Cities” will be officially launched during WUF. At our stand, visitors of the event will have the chance to experience this, as well as the other MOOC of the African series, “Planning for Climate Change in African Cities”. Both MOOCs were developed in collaboration with African Local Governments Academy (ALGA)United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG) and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

IHS events overview WUF 9


Title: Moving from What to How. Implementing and Monitoring the New Urban Agenda (NUA)
Main organisers: the New School, Kota Kita, the City of Mannheim, the Global Parliament of Mayor
IHS involvement: Carley Pennink, “Local capacity to accomplish the “how”" panel discussion
Date: 6 Feb 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 13:00 – 18:40
Location: TBA, Forum Convention Center

The pre-event will consist of 3 panels:

1. Implementing the NUA in cities

What urban policies and practices have worked and what were the conditions for success? What kinds of processes led to the success of these policies and practices? Alternatively, which policies or practices were not so successful? Why, and what were the challenges they faced? What is the role of urban policy and policymaking in getting to the “how”?

2. Local capacity to accomplish the “how.”

Do city authorities/governments have enough capacity to shape their futures? If not, what are the ways that cities are gaining that capacity--politically and economically? What role do city networks or civil society organisations play in increasing capacity?

3. Monitoring and the Role of Local Data

How should commitments and goals be monitored? Who should monitor? How can monitoring efforts go beyond assessment exercises but also increase accountability, and feed back into policy debates and discussions at the local level? Finally, how can alternative and innovative types of data complement government statistics?

Side event

Title: Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement: multilevel governance and finance for urban adaptation
Main organisers: RECNET Recycling Cities International Network
Partners: United Nation Development Program, IHS, TH Koln University of Applied Science
IHS involvement: Stelios Grafakos
Date: 8 February 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 17:00-18:00
Location: Room 407, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
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Training event

Title: Massive Online Open Courses for advancing the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA)
Main Organisers: IHS, UCLG
IHS involvement: Stelios Grafakos
Date: 9 Feb 2018 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Location: Room 305, Forum Convention Center
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Side event

Title: Experiences applying Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning
Main organisers: Gonzaga University
Partners: UN-Habitat – San Diego State University – Servicios Ambientales S.A. (SASA)
IHS involvement: Stelios Grafakos
Date: 12 Feb 2018 (Monday)
Time: 14:00-15:00
Location: Room 307, Forum Convention Centre
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IHS Alumni Meet & Greet

Date: 10 Feb 2018
Time: 17:30-19:30
Location: The Terrace Bar & Grill at the Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
No. 30 Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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