Community Forum - Intermediary cities

Community Forum - Intermediary cities

12 october
18.00 to 19.30
Venue: 
S1

Description

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call explicitly for role and functions of all types of cities to be more clearly defined, and for systems of cities to be managed more efficiently. These goals are vital for intermediary cities (i-cities), which support more than one-third of the world’s urban population. In developed economies, while many i-cities are facing economic uncertainty, others have grown into dynamic actors of the new global economy. In most developing economies, on the other hand, i-cities are growing rapidly and facing significant development pressures from urbanization.
In all world regions, intermediary cities – despite their significant potential – are struggling to manage the impacts of global economic transformations and urban development, as well as to take advantage of their human scale to offer a better quality of life to their citizens. Their pivotal role in the achievement of more balanced and sustainable urbanization processes and the reduction of territorial inequalities requires, in particular, that i-cities are given more attention within the global debate towards the New Urban Agenda.

Moderator

Brian Roberts

Director of Urban Frontiers, Emeritus Professor

Speakers

Vladimir
Azevedo
Mayor of Divinopolis
Marcelo
Cabrera
Mayor of Cuenca
Ahmad
Kamareddine
Mayor of Tripoli, President of Al-Fayhaa Urban Community
Jantine
Kriens
CEO of Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG)
Edgardo D.
Pamintuan
National President of League of Cities of the Philippines
Mohamed
Sefiani
Mayor of Chefchaouen
Nassénéba
Touré
Mayor of Oudienné

Parallel Sessions

18:00 to 19:30

Meeting of the African members of UCLG, in order to consult, coordinate and adopt the section’s policies towards UCLG.

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27
18:00 to 19:30

Meeting of the Asia Pacific region members of UCLG, in order to consult, coordinate and adopt the section’s policies towards UCLG.

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27
18:00 to 19:30

[UCLG’s Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy –DCCD- Committee and UCLG’s Capacity and Institution Building –CIB- Working Group]

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20
18:00 to 19:30

Meeting of the Metropolis members of UCLG, in order to consult, coordinate and adopt the section’s policies towards UCLG.

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27
18:00 to 19:30

Meeting of the North American members of UCLG, in order to consult, coordinate and adopt the section’s policies towards UCLG.

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27
18:00 to 19:30

This session will aim to foresight the major changes that cities will face over the coming decades, as well as suggest how local governments will need to adapt to cope with them.

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39
18:00 to 19:30

[Euro-Latin American Alliance for Cooperation between Cities (AL-LAs)]
 

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20