Good planning and experienced planners will play a crucial role in implementing international agreements the RTPI will tell national governments at the Habitat III Conference.
The once in a generation meeting of the world’s international community will consider urban trends, their impact on human development, environmental well-being and governance.
The RTPI is sending a delegation to Quito, Ecuador for the summit which runs from 17-20 October. RTPI President Phil Williams, Chief Executive Trudi Elliott and International Policy and Research Officer Marion Frederiksen will represent the Institute’s 23,000 members to national governments from around the world.
Phil Williams, RTPI President said:
“My message to world leaders will be that planners have the skills to help solve some of the complex problems confronting societies around the world. Planners have a crucial role in building resilience, delivering sustainable housing, jobs and growth within vibrant communities.”
What is the RTPI doing at Habitat III?
- Exhibiting at the Global Planners Network stand from 14 – 20 October – see: Habitat III Exhibition Halls
- Attending the World Urban Campaign Steering Group Meeting from 15-16 October
- Launching the United Kingdom Built Environment Advisory Group (UKBEAG) on 19 October with the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institution of Structural Engineers at the UKBEAG side event: 1183932. Presence from the British embassy anticipated.
Phil Williams and Trudi Elliot will be speaking at a number of side events and at the Habitat Village, including:
- 17 Oct: ‘Planning for Public Engagement’ organized by the Global Planners Network (side event no. 1186504):
- 18 Oct: ‘Place-making’ organized by the International Federation of Housing and Planning (Habitat Village ‘Pop Up talk’)
- 19 Oct: ‘Creating safe and inclusive cities that leave no one behind’ organised by the Institute of Development (Side Event: No. 1209772)
- 19 Oct: ‘How built Environment Professionals Can Help Humanitarian Agencies Pre and Post Disasters’ organised by the RTPI on behalf of the UKBEAG (Side event: No. 1183932)
- 19 Oct: ‘Smart Cities in the New Urban Agenda’ organised by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (Side Event: No. 1172583)
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