The 2011 World Habitat Day theme was “Cities and Climate Change” and focused on climate change and the rapid rate of urbanization in the world as leading international development challenges of the twenty-first century. It also highlighted that cities present challenges but also offer opportunities for innovative ideas and solutions to climate change and other […]
The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization in collaboration with UN Habitat, South-South News, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter hosted the South-South/South-North Initiative conference on sustainable urbanization at the United Nations. The conference presented an exchange of innovations from the developing South – as identified at the 2010 World Urban Forum in Rio. […]
On World Habitat Day 2010, Monday, 4 October, cities worldwide hosted programs on the 2010 Better City/ Better Life theme. The Better City/ Better Life theme highlighted our collective vision of a sustainable urban world that harnesses the potential and possibilities, mitigates inequalities and disparities, and provides a home for people of all cultures and […]
This UN Habitat Workshop focused on the nexus between education, health, architecture and planning for the development of cities and regions. Prior to this workshop, CSU presented the methods of development for two city-specific plans – PlaNYC in New York and Greenworks in Philadelphia – at the World Urban Forum 5 in Rio in an […]
The consortium of UN, institutional, professional, and academic organizations responsible for UN Conferences on Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age will focused on the nexus between education, health, architecture and planning, and discussed the methods of development of city-specific plans, such as PlaNYC in New York and Greenworks in Philadelphia. Panelists went beyond best practices […]
The ‘Forum on Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age – Towards Sustainable Infrastructure Development’ sought to provide a forum for sharing best practices among countries and cities on the use of infrastructure in achieving sustainable development in urban areas. It aims to provide a venue for dialogue and exchange of experiences on improving capacities of […]
The Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age Conference seeked to address the global challenges posed by rapid urbanization and its impact on global warming and the natural environment – from poverty and inequality to natural and manmade disasters – by calling for better sustainable planning for urban growth.