Seeing the city we need- with urbanist writer Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe on the 9th October 2017 6pm at Legislative Assembly in Canberra, Australia. As a long time urban writer, photographer, affiliate associate professor and land-use attorney based in Seattle, Chuck will share insights and expertise as a dynamic speaker who leads explorations of urban spaces impacted by rapid change and growth. Join us to hear valuable insights from Chuck about his latest book Seeing the Better City followed by a panel discussion with local and international experts and thought leaders. Let’s discuss pathways to accelerated actions for a better urban future through looking at our cities and becoming better observers of urban issues.
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.
Interested in learning more about the links between road safety, active mobility and health? Access here our free webcast as part of our knowledge transfer in collaboration with GIZ Sustainable Urban Transport Program (SUTP) and World Health Organisation (WHO).
Zoom in and listen what our Founding Director Gregor Mews has to say in relation to children and the city we need. This video has been recorded as part of the World Urban Campaign’s Urban Thinkers voices initiative at the 26th Governing Council Meeting of UN-Habitat in Nairobi, May 2017.
A meeting with the lead of an international journal for public space and some good colleagues of us in Hong Kong, led to the concept to do a joined project in Hong Kong to transform some public spaces into sustainable play spaces for all generations.
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.
Based on our proactive inputs we were invited to be on a high level assessment panel- investigating and evaluating the effectiveness of UN-Habitat. We had the chance to speak during the hearings with assessor panel advocating for the strengthening of the WUC.
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.