Save the Date! The City Prosperity Initiative for effective monitoring of the New Urban Agenda

Save the Date! The City Prosperity Initiative for effective monitoring of the New Urban Agenda

"Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda"

8th - 12th May 2017

UN - Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya

The twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat will take place from 8 – 12 May 2017, at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya. This session of the Governing Council follows the adoption of the New Urban Agenda during the Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. 

The theme of the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council (GC26) is ‘Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda’. The City Prosperity Initiative will participate with the following events and exhibition:

  • Monday, May 8th, 6.00-7.30pm

(Conference Room 11)

The City Prosperity Index as a tool for measuring and monitoring the New Urban Agenda

Partners: UN‐Habitat, National Planning Department of Colombia; Ministry of Housing of Colombia; Metropolitan Area of Bucaramanga (Colombia); National Fund Institute of Housing for Workers ‐ INFONAVIT (Mexico)

INFONAVIT is involved in promoting the adoption of the UN-Habitat’s urban prosperity approach and the City Prosperity Index (CPI) as a tool for monitoring and evaluating the implementation process of the New Urban Agenda. CPI would be promoted by taking the experiences of Colombia and Mexico as a reference, where CPI has been calculated for more than 150 cities and has been used for the formulation of Action Plans, Sectorial Public Policies, and territorial management instruments at the municipal, metropolitan, regional and national levels.

  • Wednesday, May 10th, 1.00-1.45pm

(Conference Room 14)

The role of the real estate in planning for sustainable urbanization. City Prosperity Initiative to guide urban growth.

Partners: UN-Habitat, FIABCI International Real Estate Federation, ISOCARP, Dubai Real Estate Institute

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, has more than 700,000 affiliates in over than 60 countries investing in millions of square meters of housing and infrastructure that contributes to transform cities worldwide. Working in partnership with UN-Habitat, FIABCI decided to assess the impact that of large-scale development and how they are transforming the city. The side event will discuss how the City Prosperity Initiative (CPI), going beyond the traditional impact assessment, can monitor the transformative role that real estate can have in sustainable urban development.

  • Exhibition

The UN-Habitat would be having an exhibition booth wherein information about the City Prosperity Initiative would be showcased amongst other projects of the different branches of the organization. A short guide to assist national and local governments to monitor and report on the Goal 11 of Making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable would be showcased. This consists of monitoring framework, definitons, metadata and the technical support provided by UN-Habitat to the cities and data collectors. It would present a unified approach for cities to monitor the New Urban Agenda with the help of the quanitiative and qualitative CPI tools which includes the City Prosperity Index and the Circle of Prosperity respectively.