Urban Journalism Academy

Urban Journalism Academy

12 october
10.30 to 12.00
12.00 to 13.30
Press Room


Media and communications professionals’ role is crucial to expand the level of consciousness of the wider audience. They have the opportunity to spread knowledge and share reflections on urban issues. Journalists are already the ones who chronicle life in the city, who give voice to urban changes and who describe the urban reality from different points of view. For that reason, the World Summit programme inlcudes an Urban Journalism Academy, with the aim of encouraging a more proactive and substantive role of media in the development of the city, at international, national and local levels.

The Urban Journalism Academy (UJA) is co-organized by UCLG and the Habitat III Secretariat. The UJA is a pioneering and innovative initiative to train journalists and media professionals who are interested or involved in urban development with reference to social, economic and economic issues facing cities in the 21st Century.

The session will take place the 12th October, with the participation of journalist and media professsionals, representatives of local and regional governments and representatives of United Cities and Local Governments and UN Habitat.

If you would like to take part at the Urban Journalism Academy (UJA):

  1. Please take five minutes and fill up this form to attend the session
  2. Get your press pass for the UCLG World Summit at the website using the press registration tab

For more info:



Helene Papper

Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Bogota


Co-director of the project Towards the Human City, Director at GlobalCad; contributor at Seres Urbanos, El País
Cervantes Pesantes
Journalist at Radialistas.net and writer at Free Radio and other media
Secretary-General of Habitat III, Executive Director of UN-Habitat
Adriana Marcela
Gutiérrez Castañeda
Directora General Instituto Distrital de Turismo (IDT)
Programme Manager/ Expert, Sustainable Cities Världsnaturfonden WWF/WWF Sweden; urban blogger associated to The Guardian Cities
Fatimetou Abdel
Mayor of Tevragh Zeina
Editor of Citiscope.org
Secretary General of UCLG