In the run-up to Habitat III in Quito in October 2016, Live in a Living City and INTA (International Urban Development Association) will be organizing an initial brainstorming session on the Human Smart City at the Cities for Life conference in Medellin, which will take place on 31 August and 1 September.
As part of preparations for the next international Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, UNHABITAT, Live in a Living City, INTA and their partners are launching the “Habitat III – innovation at the heart of the urban agenda” initiative. This initiative consists of a series of international consultations with members of the Live in a Living City and INTA networks. The first consultation – “Smart Cities & Smart Citizen in the light of Cities for Life” – will take place during the Cities for Life conference in Medellin on 31 August and 1 September.
HABITAT III Conference
Habitat III is the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Twenty years after the Habitat II Conference in Istanbul, Habitat III aims to have a major impact on urban issues and to help meet future urbanization challenges.
The Habitat III conference on sustainable urban development will be held in Quito (Ecuador) from 17 to 20 October 2016. Following the conference, a non-binding declaration will be adopted by Member States, which will nevertheless play a decisive role in the development of national urban policies.
INTA- LiaLCity HABITAT III Initiative
This initiative, which is run in parallel to the UN process, seeks to help set the agenda on urban issues by breaking with conventional urban policies and promoting exchanges between public and private urban players, including political decision-makers, businesses and civil society.
Several cities have already agreed to take part in these consultations:
* Medellin in Colombia (31 August and 1 September)
* St Denis de la Réunion (12 September 2015)
* Malmö (7-8 October 2015)
* Santiago de Chile (19-21 Octobre 2015)
* Paris (during the INTA39 Congress on 24 November 2016)
* Puebla, Mexico (16-18 February 2016)
* Cotonou, Grenoble, Jakarta (February 2016)
* Fukuoka, Taipei (June 2016)
* Quito in Ecuador (July 2016).
Medellin: Smart Cities in the light of Cities for Life
The Medellin session – “Smart Cities & Smart Citizen in the light of Cities for Life” – will take place during the Cities for Life conference in Medellin and will bring together international experts to explore the theme of the living city and the citizen-centric city.
Chair Professor Carlos Moreno
President of Live in a Living City (LIALC) Forum
Co chair Michel Sudarskis
Secretary General International Urban Development Association – INTA
Co chair Francis Pisani Paris – Barcelona
PARTICIPOLIS – Perspectives on innovation, creative cities, and smart citizens. Globe wanderer
Co chair Pilar Conesa
CEO of ANTEVERT – Smart City Forum – Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Gutierrez Rubi España
Asesor de comunicación y consultor político. Personalidad de primer plano internacional de la vision SmartCitizen
Director Center for Innovation in Cities @ ESADE Professor Innovation, Smart Cities & Data Science Barcelona, Spain
Atelier International du Grand Paris
Former Mayor of Quito. Chairman “Centro de Investigación de Políticas Públicas y Territorio-CITE”
Pr Sunil Dubey
Metropolis World Association, South East Asia Director, Metropolis Advisor,
India, Strategy Advisor for Urban India
Fernando Nunes da Silva
Member of the Lisbon Municipal Council, former Deputy Mayor of Lisbon
Professor Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal