Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda
From October 17 – 20 the city of Quito, Ecuador will be the host for the international events related to Habitat III, UN Habitat’s primary conference which takes place only once every twenty years. The conference gathers world leaders on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to conclude upon a New Urban Agenda for cities worldwide. An important step in promoting equity, welfare and shared prosperity of our increasingly urbanizing societies around the world!
Fabrica Ciudad connecting City Makers in Quito
Because we believe that livable, inclusive, prosperous and sustainable cities are a result of the joint efforts of civil society organisations, public authorities, knowledge institutions, pioneering City Makers and businesses, Pakhuis de Zwijger will start up a City Embassy in Quito to bring these stakeholders together on a regular basis. Under the working title Fabrica Ciudad (Urban Factory or ‘Make the City’) weekly programmes will focus on social innovation, City Makers’ practices and new forms of governance. During Habitat III local City Makers will be connected to renowned international speakers and incoming delegacies.
A global network of City Makers
And Quito will have its own place on the map of the City Makers platform, where over the summer we will make the step from the European platform of City Makers, towards a global network, connecting City Makers worldwide!
Get in touch and join us
We hope to see you in Quito!
– More information follows soon –