CALLING ALL FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS!
The Australian Fulbright Alumni Association is an official sponsor of AFFORDABLE LIVING IN SUSTAINABLE CITIES: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda
Newcastle NSW, 1st - 2nd November 2018.
The Australian Fulbright Alumni Association has been invited to sponsor this event, and bring to the Conference the richness of our members’ expertise as thought leaders, entrepreneurs, catalysts, researchers, creatives, educators, policy makers, and facilitators.
The Second International Conference on Implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDGs will be held in partnership with the 26th World Congress of the Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements (EAROPH).
The congress follows the successful inaugural conference in Melbourne in May 2017. Here, 240 delegates from 11 countries met for the first time following the signing of The New Urban Agenda in Quito in 2016.
This 2018 congress will be focused on the theme Affordable Living in Sustainable Cities: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.
We aim to make the congress a showcase for existing and planned actions that support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. A key objective is to develop synergy and integration between these two critically important frameworks.
The congress program will feature key opportunities to engage with international experts and leaders as well as to contribute your own experience to the critical debates emerging around the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda.Organisers
This year's conference is being curated by a consortium led by:
In 2016, world leaders adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA). The NUA is intended to set a new global standard for sustainable urban development, and help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities. The NUA is a roadmap for building cities that can serve as engines of prosperity and centers of cultural and social well-being, while protecting the environment.
The NUA provides guidance for achieving 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).These SDGs are core to the Fulbright mission, and encompass the work of many Fulbright Scholars.
The provisional outline program includes the following core strands. These will be used to develop plenary and workshop sessions.
We are keen to hear from members who are interested to take part as:
If you are interested, please contact Iain Butterworth at email@example.com. So that Iain can forward your expression of interest to the organising Committee, please identify:
Best wishes from your National Committee
Please note: whilst AFAA is not in a position to fund your participation, we will do our utmost to ensure that the Conference can you to: share and strengthen your expertise; build your networks; contribute to the national and international community of practice needed to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of the UN’s new urban agenda.