UN-Habitat UNI initiative: Universities Booth at WUF 10

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


9 JAN 13:30: TU Delft: Education for the City We Need: General Introduction of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft, and presentation of results of UTC (Urban Thinkers Campus) “Education for the City We Need: Planning and Design for Sustainable, Fair and Inclusive Cities and Communities”. Presentation by Roberto Rocco.

9 JAN 15:00 TU Delft Book presentations. “The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanisation”, by Roberto Rocco, discusses informal urbanisation in 25 cities around the world. “To Build a City in Africa: A History and a Manual”, by Rachel Keeton, discusses the phenomenon of new towns in Africa and its implications. These two diametrically opposite discussions on urbanisation are complementary and engender new questions for policy makers, civil society and businesses reflecting on urbanisation in the Global South.

10 JAN 15:00 TU Delft MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) RETHINK THE CITY. Presentation of this MOOC which has gathered more than 17.000 participants from all over the world. Rethink the City reflects on particular problems of urbanisation in Global South (Spatial Justice, Housing and Resilience) and aims to engage participants actively and promote dialogue amongst them, in active online forums and exercises. This MOOC opens up discussion on line education and engagement. Presentation by Luz Maria Vergara and Igor Pessoa.
Period9 Feb 202010 Feb 2020
Event titleWorld Urban Forum 10
Event typeConference
LocationAbu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Universities partnership
  • UN-Habitat UNI
  • WUF 10