Experts’ Workshop on Sustainable Cities

Communitas Experts' Workshop Jeb Brugmann, TNP Partner, was invited to moderate an international expert group meeting hosted by the Communitas Coalition at the United Nations (UN) in New York City on December 5th and 6th, 2013. Communitas’ work is focused on embedding sustainable urbanization into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being negotiated by the United Nations. The discussions were organized based on the following 6 SDG thematics areas:

1. Integrated urban planning & design for city-region connectivity & efficiency and inclusive public space

2. Participatory democracy, poverty & inequalities reduction

3. Prosperity & jobs for all within planetary boundaries with a focus on youth & women

4. Universal access to affordable & quality social services & public utilities incl. shelter, water & sanitation, transport & energy

5. Linkages with rural development, including food security & resources provision

6. Resilience through risk prevention & management & environmental sustainability

For a full listing of participating organizations and to review the agenda and expert summaries, click here.