Urban Talk – Habitat III: Best Practices and Challenges Ahead for Cities in Flanders

August 30, 2016 - Urban Breakfasts

Antwerp - Belgium
Urban Talk - Beligum

  Organized by CIFAL Flanders/ UNITAR, in collaboration with the Habitat III Secretariat. August 30, 2016

Antwerp City Hall
Grote Markt 1
2000 Antwerp


3:30 p.m. Registration

4:00 p.m.

Ludo Van Campenhout
City of Antwerp

Introduction Habitat III conference in Quito and the New Urban Agenda Tobias Kettner
Outreach and Liaison Officer in Europe
Habitat III Secretariat

Goals and leassons learned from Habitat I and Habitat II Han Verschure
Prof. Em. Human Settlements
KU Leuven

Urban Sustainable Development Goal and Habitat III Peter Wollaert
UNITAR Fellow & Managing Director
CIFAL Flanders

Specific issues for Flemish local authorities Betty De Wachter
Coordinator Team International
Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG)

Urban technological best practices Dirk Fransaer
Managing Director
Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) (TBC)

Reflections from the newly appointed Flemish Government Architect Leo Van Broeck
Bogdan & Van Broeck
Prof. Eng. Architect
KU Leuven

Habitat III on urban development challenges in developing countries Gie Goris

Closing remarks Nabilla Ait Daoud
City of Antwerp

6:00 p.m. Network Reception