During today’s, 19 October 2016, activities in Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, UCLG Africa Secretary General is expected to take part in a Special Session on urban land management.
The complete theme of the session is “Urban Land Management: Building the Foundations for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda”.
The importance of this session resides in the fact that land is fundamental for the enjoyment of a wide range of human rights and a key foundation in tackling urbanization challenges. However, this is not always reflected in policies that address urban realities and city needs. Moreover, sustainable urban development requires consideration of the carrying capacity of the entire ecosystem supporting such development, including the prevention and mitigation of adverse environmental impacts occurring outside urban areas and enhancing municipal revenues.
This special session will therefore bring together a variety of actors from all over the world to discuss key urban land challenges and opportunities, in addition to taking stock of achievements in entrenching core messages on equal rights and access and control of land within the context of the New Urban Agenda. The Session will identify specific actions and recommendations for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Practical information about this special session:
What: Urban Land, Special Sessions
When: 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Where: Room 15-Demetrio Aguilera Theater
More information on https://habitat3.org/special-sessions/