National Urban Forum Sweden: Towards a National Urban Policy

June 20, 2017 - National Urban Forums

Stockholm - Sweden
Sweden - Stockholm - shutterstock_288611318

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Bonniers Konsthall, Torsgatan 19
Stockholm, Sweden

The overall objective of the National Urban Forum is to raise the profile of local implementation of the Global Agendas at the country level towards improved sustainable urbanisation strategies, policies and programmes, through a highly participative format strongly encouraging feedback and input from all attendees.

The expected outcomes of the forum are knowledge base building (capacity building, tools and national support for implementation), engagement (a permanent multi-stakeholder platform), awareness raising (putting the local and urban dimensions at the centre of national priorities), and policy advice (elaborating on a National Urban Policy).

The focus of this National Urban Forum will be the multi-stakeholder formulation of a National Urban Policy. It will serve as input to the Governments’ initiatives and be a platform for safeguarding the adequacy and implementation of policy at the local level.

Among the participants:
Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment of Sweden
Kerry Constabile, First Officer, 2030 Agenda, UN Secretary General’s Office
Jane Reid, National Urban Policy Expert, UN-Habitat
Nicolas Gharbi, Policy Analyst, European Commission, DG Regio
Christer Larsson, Director of City Planning Malmö, INTA, Nordic City Network
Anna Graaf, Sustainability Director White Architects
Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Carlos Dora, Coordinator of Interventions for Healthy Environment, WHO
Regitze Hess, International Federation for Housing and Planning
Peter Wasström, Lantmäteriet
Helena Olsson, SKL International
Shea Hagy, HSB Living Lab/Chalmers University of Technology

The Forum will be held in English as a parallel session of the International Conference “Localizing the Global Agendas”.

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