• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Beyond Habitat III to a New Urban Practice

    Side Events
    Venue: R17
    Lead Organization:
    • The New School.
    Partner Organizations:
    • And The Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development (OECD),
    • The Global Urban Futures Project (GUF) At The New School,
    • The Observatory On Latin America (OLA) At The New School.

    The event will first present key findings of the Habitat Commitment Project, a 1.5 years long research project that assessed country performance in fulfilling commitments made in the Habitat II Agenda of 1996. The quantitative part of the project, the so-called Habitat Commitment Index (HCI) developed by the Global Urban Futures Project, measures country progress on socioeconomic indicators in the light of country capacity, in order to identify levels of effort on the part of national governments to meet goals and objectives set forth at Habitat II. To complement the quantitative findings, the Observatory on Latin America will present summaries of qualitative experiences in six Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico). Well-known urban scholars and practitioners in the respective country have prepared the qualitative studies to be presented.