Universities and Urban Sustainability: The Millennium City University
Organized in cooperation with the Centre for Human Settlements and Schoolof
Community and Regional Planning, The University of British Columbia; Faculty f
Architecture, University of San Paulo; and Centro Studi Urbanistici per i Paesi in via di Sviluppo of DIPTU, Universita’ degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
Universities engaged in innovative research and capacity-building programs, in partnership with governments, the private sector and civil society in the North and South, will share lessons and future plans. The focus will be on how ideas for urban sustainability and achieving Millennium Development Goals in the city can be turned into action. The agenda for the three-hour session will concentrate on future goals and activities through 2008: the diffusion and implementation of promising initiatives; ongoing information exchange; attracting new universities; and identifying milestones on the road to Nanjing. Invited participants are senior academics involved in innovative research and capacity development in urban sustainability in all five continents, with extensive experience with North-South partnerships.
- Anthony (Tony) Dorcey, Professor and Director, Centre for Human Settlements and School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Erminia Maricato, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of San Paulo, Brazil
- Pietro Garau, Professor and Director, Centro Studi Urbanistici per i Paesi in via di Sviluppo of DIPTU, Universita’ degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy