The 2nd international Implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDGs Conference will be held in partnership with the 26th EAROPH World Congress, in Newcastle, NSW on the 1st and 2nd November 2018.
The congress follows the successful inaugural conference in Melbourne in May 2017 where 240 delegates from 11 countries met for the rst me following the signing of The New Urban Agenda in Quito in 2016.
This 2018 congress will be focused on the theme Affordable Living in Sustainable Cities: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. The organisers aim to make the congress a showcase for existing and planned actions that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. A key objective is to develop synergy and integration between these two critically important frameworks.
The congress program will feature key opportunities to engage with international experts and leaders as well as to contribute your own experience to the critical debates emerging around the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda.
The provisional outline program includes the following core strands. These will be used to develop plenary and workshop sessions.
Leave no-one behind: housing, homelessness, social equity, zero hunger, health and well-being, education for sustainability
Looking a er the planet: water, waste, energy, habitat, consumption
Building for durability and sustainability: transport, telecommunications, systemic asset management, green building, disaster resilience
Shaping our Communities: Urban renewal, decentralization and rural linkages, urban planning, building communities, localizing economic development
Making it happen: treasury leadership, whole of government frameworks, cross-sectoral partnerships