UNEP and GI-REC partner Ecocity Builders are jointly organizing a webinar that will discuss the fascinating topic of envisioning the future of what sustainable cities and neighbourhoods ought to be like for vibrant local economies and strong local communities.
The global sanitary crisis bringing about unprecedented changes have shoved us to consider more than ever cities and their neighbourhoods’ tremendous impacts, on not only climate change and resources consumption, but also on how a community is organised to live together in very disparate socio-demographic structures, leading to severe inequalities low-income groups are mostly suffering from. Considering the forecasted global urban population growth in the next three decades, there is a myriad of opportunities for decoupling economic growth as well as enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment through sustainable urban planning.
UNEP has developed a set of integrated guidelines to help cities implement a sustainable neighbourhood design around three core principles: Local Context, Design, and Integration. Their purposes are to create places for people that make connections and bring a population together by working with the landscape while targeting carbon neutrality with innovative design adapted from every local situation. By doing so, it is a thorough transition towards a circular economy that would emerge.
Here is the schedule of the webinar:
- Welcome and introduction to the Webinar Series
- Garrette Clark, Programme Officer, Sustainable Lifestyles, UNEP
- Introduction to session and moderation:
- Keynote presentation on urban design, citizen behaviour, and sustainable urban development
- How traditional urban design supported/ supports sustainable lifestyles in Lalitpur Nepal
- Pradeep Amatya: Office of the Mayor, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Nepal
- Urban design, community engagement, and local context – ideas from the Philippines and the COVID-19 experience
- Veronica Hitosis Deputy Director, League of Cities of the Philippines.
Join global experts to discuss this on 7 July 2020 from 09:00 to 10:15 Central European Time (CET).
To register, click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1271140303006785296