Transcript of "Informed Cities Forum 2011 World Urban Campaign Nicholas You"
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Context Today, half the world’s population live in cities. By 2030 this figure will rise to 70%. Most cities will find it difficult to adapt to this pace of urban growth. Some 2 billion people are likely to reside in substandard housing and slums. Many will lack access to clean water, sanitation, education, health and decent and productive work. Cities already consume 70% of total energy output, generate 80% of all waste and contribute to over 60% of GHG emissions. At the same time they are the primary victims of climate change. How we plan, build and manage our cities today, will determine the outcome of our efforts to achieve more sustainable and harmonious development tomorrow.2- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
Mission Statement “To promote and reinforce the attitudes, actions and policies that will enable governments and civil society to create and maintain, sustainable urban conditions” Outcome of the 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the World Urban Campaign, Paris, December 20093- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
Campaign Goals UNITE Best Practices CONNECT ENABLE Good Policies Tools & Methods MEASURE4- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
Campaign Audience Government Local Media Authorities Professional Public Associations NGOs/CBOs City Networks & Associations Training, Research & Youth & Education Women Private IFIs & Banks Sector International Organisations5- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
Campaign Framework A Green City Build environmentally sound and A Resilient carbon efficient cities A Planned City Prepare cities for City change, managing Plan the city of adversity, resilience, tomorrow for and take action to reduce disaster risks sustainable decision making processes Sustainable Urban Development An Inclusive City A Safe and Build socially Healthy City inclusive, accessible, Make cities safer pro-poor, equitable and gender sensitive and healthier cities A Productive City Make cities more efficient and better places to ensure decent work6- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
Network of Networks “An address for everyone” “1000 Cities:1000 Lives” ITU: “Smart Cities” “Resilient Cities” ILO Decent Work NGO Urban Campaign “Bridging the Urban Divide” The Campaign will serve as the umbrella structure for a network of networks and link up with other global campaigns and commissions7- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
The “100 Cities” Initiative8- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
The “100 Cities” Initiative Mission: To test on how best to appeal to and mobilize people, communities, municipal officials, service providers and the political leadership of any city A pilot initiative to test and develop a global learning, sharing and networking platform in support of a sustainable urbanisation Cities are complex organisms with no single entity representing the whole picture. 100C reaches a broad cross- section of actors and constituencies that shape the politics and policies of a city9- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
The “100 Cities” Initiative Concept: To encourage different actors to tell their stories on how they are making a more liveable and sustainable city. The Initiative is centered around the “Living Practices” concept: a forward looking approach to city experiences and challenges. “Living Practices” provide dynamic learning opportunities, around the principles of sharing & learning through partnership The processes and outcomes of “Living Practices” will be documented, reported and measured over the time, making full use of new media to encourage the actors submit their stories. The initial test phase will be presented at the World Urban Forum in Naples, September 2012 after which the platform will be open to broader participation10- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
The “100 Cities” Initiative Main features of “Living Practices” • Looks at current and future challenges • Involves community actors in sharing and learning • Focuses on problem-solving • Uses story telling to facilitate updates from multiple actors using multiple media • Employs tools and metrics for benchmarking and monitoring • Applies a reward/recognition system • Solicits the support of “local champions” to extract lessons11- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
The “100 Cities” Initiative Example of a Living Practice The Medellin Toy and Game Libraries looked The Author Mombasa, Libraries on the beach Toy friends for the poor, Calcutta Mobile Libraries: a new approach to nomadic tribes in Kenya Champions review See Other Actors: Mayor, ToysrUs12- The World Urban Campaign: Better City Better Life
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