May 17, 2016

The City We Want & Need: a Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III

past event

Recap

Penn IUR along with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Perry World House, and other concerned stakeholders convened a day-long symposium, the The City We Want & Need: a Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III. This event sought to raise awareness about the work underway to improve the nation’s urban areas and to prepare our national delegation for their participation in Habitat III, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016. The UN-Habitat conferences are held once every twenty years. Habitat III is designed to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization and to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda” that addresses 21st Century urban challenges and harnesses the tremendous potential of cities to promote sustainable development globally. In concert with issue experts from the University of Pennsylvania, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Next City, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, WHYY and others, held numerous insightful discussions about how to strengthen urban areas. Session topics included Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, Securing Housing Options for All and Responding to Change and Building Resilience. For more information about this event, visit HUD's virtual site here

 

THE CITY WE WANT & NEED: A Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III - Opening Remarks

 

THE CITY WE WANT & NEED: A Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III - Keynote Address

 

THE CITY WE WANT & NEED: A Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III - Investing in People and Communities for Social Mobility

 

THE CITY WE WANT & NEED: A Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III - Securing Housing Options for All

 

THE CITY WE WANT & NEED: A Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III - Responding to Change & Building Resilience

 

THE CITY WE WANT & NEED: A Mid-Atlantic Regional Convening on Habitat III - Closing Remarks

 

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