UN World Urban Forum - Naples - 1-7 September 2012
THE URBAN FUTURE
The Sixth session of the biennial World Urban Forum will be held in the ancient Italian city of Naples. The theme: THE URBAN FUTURE.
“The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, policies and climate change.
Since our first meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002, the Forum has grown in size and stature as it travelled to stunning new destinations every two years – Barcelona 2004, Vancouver 2006, Nanjing 2008 and Rio de Janeiro 2010. Today it is by far the world’s premier conference on cities. This is largely because it is one of the most open and inclusive gatherings of its kind on the international stage. It brings together national leaders, slum dwellers, cabinet ministers, womens’ groups, mayors, youth groups,
academics, diplomats, community and business leaders, parliamentarians, local government groups, urban activists, and more; in short, all who share our vision for better, smarter cities of the future.”
Following several suggestions, the University Consortium is considering a Training Session on “How to design Incremental Core-starter Housing”. An exhibit is also planned, similar to the one in Rio with a larger DIY Do-it-yourself Build Your Own Incremental Community. Details are being worked out. Note that both still need to be accepted by WUF 6 Administration.
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