World Urban Forum 2020
Feb 08 - Feb 13, 2020
Ensuring equal rights, access to urban opportunities, and the right to participate in decision making in cities.
Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the World Urban Forum has become the foremost international gathering for exchanging views and experiences on sustainable urbanization in all its ramifications. The inclusive nature of the Forum, combined with high-level participation, makes it a unique United Nations conference and the premier international gathering on urban issues.
Cities are hubs of innovation often deployed to address a wide range urban challenges— water management, sustainable mobility, security, solid waste management and renewal energy. In the context of urban areas, culture and innovation are inextricably linked and engaged in a continuous process of refining each other. The city with its concentration of people, ideas, and resources serves as a catalyst to initiate and sustain innovation. The rapidly changing urban context provides the opportunity for the intersection of culture and innovation and to address persistent and emerging urban challenges.
It is against this backdrop, that the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) has as its theme: “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”. This will be the first time that an Arab country will host the world’s most important conference on cities and human settlements.