News on opportunities, that helped to deliver a meaningful contribution and drive positive change towards a more sustainable and healthy urban future for all people:
Save the date and attend the 3rd EcoMobility Congress in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei between 2- 4 October 2017! Imagine a better world - a world without cars and experience this first hand. Urban Synergies Group will present and share some of their recent findings and experience with the worldwide EcoMobility community.
We presented at the UN Council meeting side event our findings of “Shaping spaces for Gen Z”. Sadly the session was not recorded but under the following link you can access some of the images of the session.
Also in collaborated with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Government of Norway, Government of Ghana and UN-Habitat in the delivery of a second side event entitled: Urban and Territorial Planning Towards a Healthy Environment on the 8 May 2017. We showcased how planning is key to producing positive health outcomes in urban areas and how the IG-UTP can contribute to this purpose.
During the week in Nairobi, we took on a lead role in the World Urban Campaign (WUC) steering committee. Over the period of three days we workshopped the way forward and reported back to the committee the “Shaping Spaces for Gen Z” outcomes and collaborative achievements with the University of Canberra’s Health Research Institute.
Access photos of the event here:
Our Urban Thinker Campus report can be downloaded here:
http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/utc-report-shaping-spaces-genz (online report)
Earlier this year we collaborated with SAP Institute for Digital Government in Australia developing a discussion paper on cities. The report can be accessed here: http://assets.dm.ux.sap.com/digitalhub/SAP_Institute_Digital_Government/pdfs/intelligent-communities-paper.pdf
Gregor Mews will represent USG as a participating organisation at the “Smart cities in the New Urban Agenda” side event of the Habitat 3 conference in Quito, Ecuador, on 19 October 2016, 12.30- 1.30 pm in Room MR10, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion”.
USG contributed to the UN Habitat III Consultation as part of on the stream “How do we build inclusive, sustainable and accessible urban spaces that reflect and encompass the diversity and needs of all inhabitants?”
Urban Synergies Group would like to welcome Dr. Andrew MacKenzie as a Devotee to the team, 23 April 2016.
As of the 23 November 2016 Urban Synergies Group is now an Associate Partner of the World Urban Campaign
Urban Synergies Group welcomes a new member in the role of a Devotee Ms. Beth Mitchell, 1 June 2016.
Seminar on “Designing attractive child friendly environment” for the city of Essen, Germany, 23 September 2015