We are extremely proud to announce that City Space Architecture is officially included in the main program of the Habitat III conference, the United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that takes place in Quito, Ecudaor, on October 17-20, 2016. We were selected among more than 1000 proposals from all over the world.
After Habitat I in Vancouver in 1976, Habitat II in Istanbul in 1996, in Quito world leaders will again meet to review the global urban agenda as well as the mandate, structure and further strengthening of UN-Habitat as it enters its fifth decade. During four-day conference, presidents, ministers and other representatives of 140 countries will adopt the New Urban Agenda, a global 20-year vision on sustainable urbanization.
Habitat III is a majour summit to discuss about future of cities. As reported by Dr. Joan Clos, the Secretary General of the conference, Habitat III “is a unique opportunity for rethinking the Urban Agenda in which governments can respond by promoting a new model of urban development able to integrate all facets of sustainable development to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity”. More than 45.000 participants will attend the event in Quito.
Read more about the conference on Cityscope and on CityLab.
We are contributing to the success of the conference through several events:
- 'Stand up for Public Space!', Networking event, Monday October 17, 2.00-4.00pm, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, room 11
- 'The Journal of Public Space', Wednesday October 19, 5.00-5.45pm, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Urban Library
- 'Urban Visions. Beyond the ideal city' + 'Pop-up City. Searching for instant urbanity', Thursday October 20, 3.00-4.00pm, Pop-up Public Space events, Parque El Ejito.
Our President Luisa Bravo, together with honorary members Mirko Guaralda, Hendrik Tieben and Manfredo Manfredini, and our partner in Ecuador Luis Alfonso Saltos Espinoza are currently in Quito, already at work!
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