Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, on 17-20 October 2016. The conference offers a chance for the international community at all levels to harmonize its understanding of the problems and opportunities posed by current trends in urbanization. At the table will be nearly 200 national governments that make up the U.N. General Assembly, with support from cities, the private sector and civil society.
The Global Planners Network will be represented in the Habitat III Exhibition (Area F, booth # 155) by APA, RTPI, PIA, CIP, ISOCARP, ICOMOS, IFHP and GPA, and is pleased to share this space with the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Landscape Architects.
GPN is also hosting a Side Event titled “Planning for Public Engagement” on Monday, 17 October from 8:00 to 9:00 am at the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión, Room R18. Attendees will hear practical tools and techniques for engaging the public in planning. Cases from around the globe will be shared by representatives of the American Planning Association, Canadian Institute of Planners, Planning Institute of Australia and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Learn more about the Road to Habitat III by reviewing these key resources: