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 Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) serves communities in Philadelphia as a member of the network of national chapters. Its mission is to inform, inspire, and mobilize local, grassroots support, through public forums and other special events in order to become more knowledgeable of the many global challenges, which transcend national boundaries.
The UNA-GP will kick off its first in a series of seminars leading up to Habitat III on:
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 5:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Program: Flood Mitigation in the Context of Global Climate Change
Speaker: Carol R. Collier, P. P., AICP, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Following the seminar, there will be a discussion, Q&A, and a networking reception.
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