The conference and seminar has been organised by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Liverpool Vision, on behalf of Liverpool City Council and the Shanghai People’s Government.
The aim of the global event is to to promote the international community’s interest in urbanisation, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and address the challenges of urbaniSation, and to contribute to sustainable urban development around the world.
The UN-Habitat Executive Director, Ms Sharif expressed her gratitude to the city of Liverpool for hosting this event:
“Liverpool is a great example of urban transformation. The city, which has faced significant challenges in the past, has transformed itself through regeneration and sustainable urban development. The City is a great example of a truly resilient city and this is a fantastic opportunity for Liverpool to demonstrate its success to the world.”
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson said, “I’m delighted that Liverpool Vision have been able to secure this prestigious event to come to the city. UN-Habitat’s World Cities Day sits perfectly with the ambitions that we have laid out through our Inclusive Growth Strategy, part of which is attracting events that build upon our global city brand and profile.
“Hosting the event will give us the opportunity to showcase Liverpool and the wider region on the world stage, sharing conversations and best practice with other great cities including our sister city Shanghai.”
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The event will welcome more than 200 high-calibre urban development professionals and decision makers from around the world.
WHAT DOES THE EVENT DELIVER?
The conference, seminars and proceeding tour will share knowledge and raise awareness of effective, new urban solutions and contribute to the implementation of a new, global ‘Urban Agenda’.
Delegates attend to foster international relations, access a platform for knowledge exchange but most importantly to understand, deliberate and address the demographic, environmental, economical, social and spacial issues posed by the modern world of urbanisation.
A dynamic mixture of panel sessions, presentations and seminars from international city representatives will come together in Liverpool’s Grade l St George’s Hall to share their latest urbanisation success and provide opportunities for cities to equip themselves with the tools required to make their city more resilient in the future.
The evening drinks reception and formal dinner will be held at Liverpool’s world-renowned Anglican Cathedral and the event’s final day will culminate with a tour of Liverpool City Region’s most resilient and sustainable urban areas.
This important international event will help steer the world towards responsible, sustainable and effective development of our planets cities and take delegates on a tour of the Liverpool City region, showcasing the areas most resilient ecosystems.