The Communitas Coalition and its core partners ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, Tellus Institute, UN-‐Habitat and the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development nrg4SD are delighted to convene this discussion in collaboration with the Group of Member States Friends of Sustainable Cities, the World Urban Campaign, the Urban SDG Campaign and the Ford Foundation. Our panel of urbanisation practitioners and governments will outline the challenges and the opportunities that lie behind measuring progress on SDG11. They will also present their ongoing experience on indicators and monitoring frameworks for urban sustainability and balanced territorial development at all geographical scales. Last but not least, they will discuss specific proposals for indicators for the SDG on Cities and Human Settlements -‐ particularly on human planning and management (11.3), green and public space (11.7) and rural urban-‐linkages (11.a) – and how geospatial technology can help with these targets.
13:15 Welcome and Introduction
Moderator: Ms. Maruxa Cardama, Executive Coordinator & Co-‐Founder, Communitas Coalition
13:20 What are the critical elements to be measured across SDG11 targets? What are the challenges and the opportunities?
Dr. Eugenie L. Birch -‐ Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research | Chair, World Urban Campaign |Chair, Graduate Group in City & Regional Planning and Co-‐Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Raf Tuts -‐ Coordinator, Urban Planning and Design Branch and Acting Coordinator, Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme UN-‐Habitat
Mr. Zak Bleicher – Liaison Officer, New York Office, International Fund for Agriculture Development, IFAD Ms. Francesca Perucci – Chief, Statistical Services Branch, UN DESA Statistics Division
13:50 What lessons can be learnt from current indicators and monitoring mechanisms applied by governments? How are governments preparing for measuring and monitoring SDG11? How can geospatial technology help crafting targets and monitoring their progress – particularly targets 11.3 on planning and management, 11.7 on public and green space and 11.a on rural urban linkages?
Ms. Mireia Cañellas Grifoll -‐ Head, Sustainability Unit, Territory & Sustainability Department, Government of Catalonia Representative of the European Commission -‐
Ms. Seema Parkah – First Secretary, Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations – On behalf Co-‐ Chair,
Group of Friends for Sustainable Cities
Ms. Marcela Ordoñez -‐ Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations 14:20 Q&A Session