Cities Conference: Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean

Santiago, Chile - 2-6 Oct 2017
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One year on from Habitat III, the Cities Conference focuses on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean for inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities.

Description

Conference objectives

The Cities Conference will be held at ECLAC´s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, from 2-6 of October 2017. In order to build impetus on the commitments adopted at Habitat III, it focuses on the strategic aspects and mechanisms for the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean, with discussions particularly relating to the Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the proposal for a Regional Urban and Cities Observatory.

Among its principle objectives, the conference seeks to bring together the diverse actors involved in the planning and management of cities and urban development in order to dialogue about relevant aspects of the transition to sustainable urban development. The conference integrates sessions dedicated to urban resilience, public private cooperation, and urban mobility in order to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Cities Conference seeks to be a strategic platform for dialogue towards implementing the New Urban Agenda, and contributing to the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs), particularly SDG 11, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contact

Consultations at conferencia.delasciudades@cepal.org

Registry

To confirm your participation, please complete the Registration Form and send it to conferencia.delasciudades@cepal.org

 

 

 

Programme

Conference structure

  • Resilient Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Concepts, Experiences and Projections

 2 October 2017

This segment of the conference forms part of the collaboration between ECLAC and the German Cooperation (GIZ), as part of the project “Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management” commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The day’s sessions seek to give impetus to the discussion about the regional implementation of the NUA with a focus on urban resilience and disaster risk management. This segment will conclude with a dialogue supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada) about how to reduce barriers and gaps to access financing in order to build resilient cities in LAC in the context of climate change.

  • Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean with the Regional Action Plan

3-4 October 2017

The sessions in this segment seek to discuss the different aspects associated with the governance, financing and monitoring of the Regional Action Plan. It will also consider the Subregional Action Plan for the implementation of the Caribbean and analyse the proposal for a Regional Urban and Cities Observatory. Additionally, as was agreed at MINURVI´s XXVI General Assembly in June of this year, the conference will provide a space to share advances on urban policies and plans and monitoring frameworks for urban and habitat issues from the three subregions.

  • Public-Private Dialogue for Promoting Urban Sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean

4-5 October 2017

With the support of the French Government, ECLAC will organize a dialogue to foster a renewed approach to the role of public private partnerships (PPPs) in urban sustainability. The dialogue will be an important opportunity to discuss how more efficient collaboration between public and private actors can be achieved to implement sustainable projects in urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, the dialogue will seek to reflect about how emerging technologies can be leveraged to create more inclusive and sustainable cities.

  • Moving towards the Implementation of Safe, Affordable and Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean

5-6 October 2017

This segment of the Cities Conference is co-organized by ECLAC and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), with the support of the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Development Bank of Latin American (CAF) and GIZ-BMZ in the framework of the project “Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative”. The sessions will analyze opportunities to support a more systematic, widespread and accelerated implementation of safe, affordable and sustainable urban mobility in LAC, as part of the implementation of the Regional Action Plan and global agreements (Paris Agreement, SDGs, New Urban Agenda).

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME OVERVIEW, 2-6  OCTOBER, 2017
   Monday, 2 October Tuesday, 3 October Wednesday, 4 October Thursday, 5 October Friday, 6 October
  Resilient Cities Implementing the New Urban Agenda Implementing the New Urban Agenda Public-Private Dialogue Public-Private Dialogue Urban Mobility  Urban Mobility

    Room

RAÚL PREBISCH  RAÚL PREBISCH  RAÚL PREBISCH  CELSO FURTADO CELSO FURTADO RAÚL PREBISCH CELSO FURTADO
9:00   Palabras de bienvenida,Charlas Magistrales Opening session
1) ECLAC 
2) MINURVI 
3) UN-Habitat 
Welcome remarks   Panel 3: New models for collaboration between public and private stakeholders Welcome remarks and Introduction Session 5: Quick Wins to scale up sustainable urban mobility in LAC
9:15 Session 1: Global agreements and urban mobility in LAC
9:30 Panel 4: ¿Cómo implementar el plan desde sectores y actores multiples ?
9:45 Session 1: Conceptual and methodological orientation

Presentaciones:                

1) Plan de Acción Regional
2) Agendas globales

3) Plan de Acción Subregional Caribe
4) Preguntas

10:00 Coffee break
10:15
10:30 Session 2: Urban resilience and the Regional Action Plan Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
10:45
11:00 Coffee break Coffee break Panel 4:  New models and platforms for sustainable urban mobility Session 2: Monitoring and Reporting Progress on Urban Mobility Session 6: New Partnerships for sustainable urban mobility in LAC
11:15
11:30 Panel 1: How to govern the implementation of the Regional Action Plan? Roles and Institutions Panel 5: How to finance the implementation of the Regional Action Plan?
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:15
13:30 Session 7: Monitoring and Reporting Progress on Urban Mobility
13:45
14:00 Session 3: Sub-regional action for resilience Panel 6, Part 1: How to monitor the implementation of the Regional Action Plan? Regional Observatory Opening session Session 3: Key strategies for transforming urban mobility - Policy
14:15 Panel 2:The design and implementation of national urban policies (NUP): Best Practice, plans and NUP existing in LAC
14:30 Panel 5: Driving investments for sustainable infrastructure and services
14:45
15:00 Presentation: The challenge of inclusive and sustainable cities Panel 1: The challenge of inclusive and sustainable cities
15:15
15:30 Coffee break Coffee break Concluding session: Next steps for a regional agenda for action on urban mobility in LAC
15:45
16:00 Session 4: Reducing financing barriers and access gaps for building Latin American and
Caribbean cities resilient to climate change
Coffee break Coffee break Session 4: Key strategies for transforming urban mobility – Financing
16:15 Coffee break Coffee break
16:30 Panel 3:Urban Legislation, Urban and Territorial Planning and Design, and Local Implementation for Sustainable Urban Development in LAC Panel 6: Mobilizing resources to finance urban sustainability
16:45 Part 2: Challenges for National Monitoring Frameworks in LAC Panel 2: The role of emerging technologies in promoting urban sustainability 
17:00 Closing session
17:15  
17:30 Launch of ECLAC publication, "Development, Urbanisation and Inequality"   Closing session Welcome reception
17:45 Closing session World Urban Forum
18:00  
18:15 Reception, French Embassy
18:30    
18:45 Closing session Closing session
19:00    

 

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