World Urban Forum: Education for the City We Need: Teaching the New Urban Agenda

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Abstract

Launching of TU DELFT Urban Thinkers Report Education for the City We Need: Integrating the New Urban Agenda in Higher Education Curriculums. World Urban Forum 9, Kuala Lumpur, 7-13 February 2018.

Now that the New Urban Agenda has been enacted, the question on everybody’s lips is: HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT? In order to be able to implement the New Urban Agenda, we must be able to teach it, enabling young professionals to work with its concepts, ideas and frameworks. The New Urban Agenda is a binding document, that is, all signatory countries must implement its principles. In this sense, it is a victory of negotiation and diplomacy fueled by the urgency to harness the energy of rapid urbanization into sustainable development.
The New Urban Agenda seeks to create a mutually reinforcing relationship between urbanization and development, with the idea that urbanization processes allow for rapid transformation of socio-economic processes and fuel development. The challenge is to make urbanization and development both sustainable and inclusive.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-94-6366-025-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • New Urban Agenda
  • New Urban Agenda Implementation
  • World Urban Forum 9
  • UN-Habitat
  • World Urban Campaign

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