• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • How Can Urban Infrastructure be Resilient for Generations to Come?

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organizations:
    • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS),
    • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).
    Partner Organization:
    • Oxford University.

    The networking event will explore the key elements of ensuring resilient outcomes for cities and nations for generations to come. It will offer perspectives on the common challenges related to infrastructure development in urban settings and discuss ways to upscale effective implementation to achieve the objectives of the New Urban Agenda. Key questions to be addressed during the panel discussion include: What are the main elements to be considered in planning resilient and sustainable infrastructure? How can we re-imagine governance to better drive and manage development? What are practical steps that can be taken by national governments and their development partners to achieve a more strategic approach to planning and decision making on urban infrastructure investments? This debate will be taken up by senior representatives of the United Nations, governments, academia and the development community through a lively panel discussion followed by an interactive Questions and Answers session with the broader audience.