Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, October 2016. It will offer a unique opportunity to discuss the important challenges of how cities, towns, and villages are planned and managed in order to fulfill their roles as drivers of sustainable development, and hence shape the implementation of new global development and climate change goals.
“The battle for a more sustainable future will be won or lost in cities.” World Urban Campaign
How we plan, build, and manage our cities now will determine the outcome of our efforts to achieve a sustainable and harmonious development tomorrow. Well-planned cities afford all residents the opportunity to lead safe, healthy, and productive lives. Well-designed cities present nations with major opportunities to promote social inclusion, resilience, and prosperity.
The United Nations designates the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
For 70 years, the United Nations has been the one global organization with the vision and reach to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
World Habitat Day provides an excellent opportunity to highlight human settlement challenges from around the globe.
The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.
The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development will be the first UN global summit after the adoption of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
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Film showing of Urbanized and a report on the first preparatory committee meeting of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.
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October 29 – November 1, 2013
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
26 Accredited AICP CM
Programs for Planners including Law and Ethics
APA PA has been a collaborating organization offering members discounted registration rates since the first conference in 2001.
This year for the first time the conference will offer both the required AICP CM law and ethics sessions.
The planners track has 26 sessions and tours to chose from over the four day conference.
The maximum credits offered to our members over the four days is 27 AICP CMs…. including both the required Ethics and Law credits.
Only 5 credits short of the 32-credit two-year requirement!