Community Forum - Metropolitan and peripheral cities

Community Forum - Metropolitan and peripheral cities

13 october
9.00 to 10.30
Venue: 
S2

Description

The world is moving towards a “metropolitan age” characterized by large, growing urban agglomerations, with a complexity and diversity that are unprecedented for our civilizations. An emerging and more integrated global system of cities, megacities, urban regions and corridors is changing and re-shaping the global urban landscape and the future of our societies. There were just five mega-cities of more than 10 million inhabitants at the time of Habitat I in 1976. Today there are 31, three quarters of them in the global South. Many metropolitan areas host massive concentrations of wealth and offer promising opportunities for growth while, at the same time, denying or failing to ensure a number of fundamental rights, like decent housing and access to quality basic services. Many large cities aim to compete for growth and investment in a globalized world but, at the same time, are unable to effectively address their own inequalities, which entrench exclusion and marginality. Many areas that ​bear the promise of an improved quality of life are at risk by the irreversible depletion of their natural resources and life-support systems. However, if adequately empowered and managed, metropolitan areas are where many of the world’s most pressing challenges can be addressed and solved.

Moderator

Felip Roca

Secretary General of Metropolis

Speakers

Mohammad
Bagher Ghalibaf
Mayor of Tehran
Patrick
Jarry
Mayor of Nanterre
Jairo
Jorge da Silva
Mayor of Canoas
Michael
Müller
Governing Mayor of Berlin
Hugues
Ngouelondele
Mayor of Brazzaville
Aromar
Revi
Co-chair of SDSN
Tri
Rismaharini
Mayor of Surabaya

Parallel Sessions

9:00 to 10:30

The function of culture as a pillar of sustainable development is increasingly recognized.

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18
9:00 to 10:30

[Federación Colombiana de Municipios (FCM), FLACMA]

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20
9:00 to 10:30

International action by local governments is always subject to heavy political debate. What are the most innovative arguments in favor of engaging in decentralized cooperation?

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20
9:00 to 10:30

“My Brooklyn” is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class.

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38
9:00 to 9:30

Centro de Alianzas para el Desarrollo (CAD) is promoting, enhacing and creating awareness by promoting audiovisual pieces to emphasize the role of civil society and local authorities in the roadmap

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34
9:30 to 10:00

Architect, Director of Arquitectura y Paisaje EU and Founder of Fundación Cerros de Bogotá, Ms Wiesner will explore the challenges and opportunities that urban landscape projects imply for local go

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34
10:00 to 10:30

[Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)]

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34