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Urban Economy Forum – Towards a Sustainable Urban Economy
October 29 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT
As part of celebrations marking World Cities’ Day, 2019 UN-Habitat, International City Leaders (ICL) and the Urban Economy Forum Association will host the 1st Annual Urban Economy Forum in Toronto, Canada on October 29- October 30, 2019.
The Forum will facilitate dialogue between cities, financial institutions, and the private sector on ways to create sustainable development markets by enhancing the efficiency of the urban economy.
The critical role of urban economy in making cities sustainable and resilient was highlighted at the UN Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016 where member states endorsed the New Urban Agenda. A key goal of the NUA is to “ensure sustainable and inclusive urban economies by leveraging the agglomeration benefits of well-planned urbanization, including high productivity, competitiveness, and innovation.”
The Urban Economy Forum will foster strategic finance and economic networking between various stakeholders including mayors, policymakers at national and city levels, international development agencies, academic institutions, scholars and investment facilitators.
To see if the forum is a right fit for you or your organization, please reach out to Christopher at [email protected]
For more details visit: https://www.ueforum.org/