The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will have a strong presence in the Habitat III Conference to be held in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 17-20, 2016. During the conference, IDB experts will discuss the main challenges that Latin American cities will be facing in coming decades from an environmental and fiscal sustainability perspective, as well as mobility, water and sanitation and energy issues.
As part of the agenda, the IDB will hold two side events open to accredited media:
There can be no urban agenda without safe mobility
Monday, Oct. 17, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Urban Future Room, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
This event will discuss the importance of road safety and its relation to public transportation policies, urban planning and people-centered transportation. It will also present the winners of the “Gobernarte - Premio Eduardo Campos” award in the category of innovating cities on road safety improvement issues.
The city of the future from a citizen’s perspective
Monday, Oct. 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room R7, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
What will the cities of the future look like? At this event, renowned public sector leaders will explore how technological advances will change future city governance and government-citizens interaction. They will also analyze the urban infrastructure financing and climate change challenges.
Informal meeting of IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno with members of accredited media
The meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 17, 12:00 noon at the IDB stand located in the Habitat III site outside the National Assembly, area F #152.
IDB experts available for interviews
The IDB stand will also host a series of live talks where innovation and urban development experts will share ideas that will transform Latin American cities in decades to come. Following the live talks listed below, the specialists will be available to interested media.
Monday, Oct. 17
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Sustainable cities' main planning challenges.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Urban Management in Latin American Cities
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Urban infrastructure financing in Latin America and the Caribbean
Wednesday, Oct. 19
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Climate change and the new urban agenda
Thursday, Oct. 20
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens: why the quality of daycare is important.
What: Habitat III Conference
Where: IDB stand located in the Habitat III site outside the National Assembly, area G #152.
When: Oct. 17-20, 2016
For more information visit www.bid-habitat3.com
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