President, Maurice Charrier led an INTA delegation in Quito, Ecuador, from 15-20 October 2016 that attended the 3rd UN Conference on Habitat and Sustainable Cities.
It was the occasion to present to numerous urban and territorial stakeholders the result of the INTA Initiative to Habitat III and discuss the next phase of this working programme aiming at helping the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) on territories around the world.
// Download the publication "Cities and territories in transformation" (available in French, English and Spanish)
Lola Davidson, Deputy Secretary General of INTA, was invited to an international round-table held in the French Pavilion on Wednesday 19 October to debate financialization and planning at the metropolitan level. Cases from Sao Paulo, Yangon, and Paris were concrete examples of the challenges raised by the financialization of the urban process. All participants agreed that this issue was not properly raised in the New Urban Agenda even though it is a central question in how cities are developed and financed.
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Maurice Charrier took part in a public debate held in the City of Grenoble through video streaming which allowed to export this important policy debate to other cities in the world.
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Besides participating and attending various sessions of the UN Conference, the INTA delegation met several members of the network and discussed the operational requirements to translate the NUA' concepts and guidelines into local action and development; African, Canadian, Ecuadorian, European, Mexican, Peruvian, Venezuelian and US leaders and others shown their interest in supporting this INTA Initiative.
This working programme will be launched at the occasion of the 40th anniversary and Congress of INTA, which will be held in Lisbon on 27-30 November with all partners associated.
// More about the INTA40 Congress in Lisbon