Planning and Managing Sustainable Cities: From Research to Practice
Organized in cooperation with the Global Research Network on Human Settlements (HS-Net); University of Toronto Urban International (UTUI); the European Commission Directorate-General for Research (EC DG-Research); the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP): Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project; the International Development Research Centre (IDRC); Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA), El Colegio de Mexico.
Participants will discuss ways and means of strengthening links between research and action in the area of sustainable urban development through the presentation of illustrative experiences/case studies from both developing and developed countries. Experiences to be presented will focus on the ways in which research has contributed to the planning and management of environmentally, economically and socially sustainable cities. A major component of the roundtable will be the launching/presentation of the recommendations of the “Nanning International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development: From Research to Action”.
- Paula Jiron, Professor, Housing Institute, University of Chile
- Patrick Wakely, Professor, Development Planning Unit, University College of London, United Kingdom