Weekly Urban News Update
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OneIHC Global and Habitat III

Habitat III begins next Monday, and IHC Global will be actively participating (which is why focus is on news that has to do with Quito). We will be p resenting at the UN Working Group on Children and Youth ahead of the conference,  participating in World Urban Campaign and other meetings, presenting at and moderating a number of other sessions with partner organizations, as well as attending many side and networking events.  IHC Global is hosting three events -  we invite you all most cordially to attend, participate and share your perspectives:
  • Triple Win: People, Public and Private Partnerships for More Livable Cities and Communities
    • October 17, 2:00-4:00 PM, Room MR2 
  • No Time to Waste: Lessons from 50 Years of Housing Policy Experience in Latin America
    • October 18, 9:00-10:00 AM, Next City World Stage
  • Intersections: Bringing Together Necessary Elements for Inclusive, Sustainable Sanitation Strategies in Cities
    • October 19, 4:30-6:30 PM, Room MR17 
Click here for IHC Global's full schedule. And b e sure to look for updates on our events and Habitat III as a whole on our website , twitter and facebook !
A  Interaction at Habitat III

InterAction and six of its members will hold a two hour networking event at Habitat III, and
will be joined by Mayors of Gaziantep, Turkey, Portoviejo, Ecuador, and Athens, Greece.

When: Tuesday, October 18 2016, 02:00 to 04:00 pm
Where: Room MR16, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, in Quito, Ecuador.

For more information on Interaction, visit their website here.
CJoan Clos' Approach to Urbanization

Greg Scruggs of Citiscope has written an article about Joan Clos, UN Habitat under his leadership and perspectives on Habitat III. As a former mayor of Barcelona, he has encountered the effects of rapid urbanization throughout his political career, and is a champion of more "walkable" cities. His views and hopes for cities of the future- compact urban cores, transit-oriented development, and reining in sprawl and robust public space, to name a few- are strongly reflected in the New Urban Agenda. For those of you going to Habitat III, we think it is an interesting and insightful read.

Click here to read the full article.
DEvent: Water and Security in an Uncertain World

For those of you not going to Habitat III, an interesting event on the important subject of water is taking place at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Representatives from the U.S. government, academia and the practitioner community will examine the effect water has on a range of security issues, from economic insecurity to terrorism. The event will be moderated by Roger-Mark De Souza of the Wilson Center and will feature opening remarks from John Hempelmann and Craig Gannett, president and vice president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation respectively. Two panels on risks and responses and water spillovers will follow.

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016,  1:30-4:45 PM
Where: 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

To RSVP, click here.
NewsIn the News and Around the Web
  • "Global policymakers don't lead revolutions, cities do." Read this interesting take here.
  • Read The New Republic's take on how refugees are changing European cities here.
  • How can we finance the cities of the future? Find out here.
  • Learn about the true needs of African cities here.
Migrant workers wait on the floor of the Beijing West Railway Station. China's migrant population is estimated at 278 million, and the challenges they face every day in crowded cities like Beijing are numerous and devastating. Source: Washington Post
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IHC Global will be actively participating in a number of Networking and Side Events at Habitat III, presented both by IHC Global and by IHC members and partners. IHC Global is also seeking input on the most important actions that can be taken under the NUA to change lives (see above) and we want to make your voice heard! To support us on our road to Quito, visit our  GoFundMe page.

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