• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Global Lessons to Local Action: Crafting Better Urban Toolkits

    Side Events
    Venue: R18
    Lead Organization:
    • Human Cities Initiative At Stanford University.
    Partner Organizations:
    • International Climate Development Institute,
    • Sustasis Foundation.

    Join us for a collaborative workshop that will stretch your creativity and call on your experience with cities! Craft actionable tools to aid our communities in tackling urban challenges once we return home from Quito.

    How might we operationalize the principles of the New Urban Agenda to assist local actors in devising and implementingeffective, appropriate, and creative solutions? The broad values promoted at international summits can be made more relatable to practitioners through the thoughtful design of practical toolkits.
    Our central question: What makes for a useful toolkit?
    We want your voice to be heard! HABITAT III offers a crucial opportunity to harness the brainpower and ingenuity of participants from cities around the globe to help answer this.

    Participants in this “advocacy‐to‐action” session will discuss local challenges and jointly craft strategies to “localize” international best practices that require discrete action plans. The event includes case studies and interactive workshop activities, using design thinking strategies developed at the Stanford d.school.
    The event will be facilitated by Stanford University instructors in Urban Studies and International Policy Studies, who have used design thinking to tackle urban issues around the globe, in collaboration with practitioners and scholars from the International Climate Development Institute (ICDI) in Taipei and the Sustasis Foundation in Portland.
    Also featuring the voices of SDSN Youth, ICLEI Kaohsiung Capacity Center and the Kaohsiung City Government. Summary of workshop outcomes will be shared with all participants following HABITAT III. More info at humancities.org/habitat3