WFEO Side Event in the UN Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

WFEO Side Event in the UN Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation
 

15 – 16 May 2017, UN Headquarters, New-York

The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 15 and 16 May 2017.

WFEO, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will organize the side event entitled “Science, Engineering and Technology for Smart, Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements” that will take place on 15 May.

 

Description

The global megatrend of urbanization is a challenge that impacts all the Sustainable Development Goals. Urbanization can be a powerful force to advance all three aspects of a transition to sustainable development – social, economic and environmental. Innovation from scientists, architects, engineers, and many other stakeholders can and is being leveraged to design, build, operate and maintain current and future urban, peri-urban and rural human settlements.

In the wake of Habitat III and the outcomes of the New Urban Agenda, the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is focusing on “transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.

In this context partnerships for implementation and delivery of urbanization solutions must rely on the broader community of knowledge and infrastructure producers, users and stakeholders.

Complemented by good governance and investment capital, science, engineering and technology are seminal assets required to meet the challenges of these giant urban, peri-urban and rural communities which are also crucibles of politics, commerce, education and innovation but often plagued by grinding poverty and slums, particularly in much of the developing world.

Scientists and engineers will be critical in developing sustainable policies and strategies for smart cities but will also be responsible for the design and implementation of solutions.

To that end, this side event can facilitate dialogue and critical thinking among relevant stakeholders and prospective partners. The event will present international initiatives for capacity-building and integrated solutions for smart, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements being undertaken by governments, business, academia and the NGO community.

 

Date, Time and Venue

15 May 2017, 1:15 – 2:30 PM – Conference Room B in the UN Conference Building

 

Program

1:15 to 1:20 PMModerator & Welcome
Reginald Vachon – WFEO Executive Board Member
& Treasurer

 

Speakers

1:20 to 1:40 PMConnectivity for an Urban, Peri-Urban, Rural Continuum
Andrew Reynolds – Advisor to WFEO President,
Adjunct Professor in the University of Virginia & Formerly US
Department of State

1:40 to 2:00 PMConstruction and Evaluation of New Smart City
WeiFeng Lyu – Professor at the Beihang University, China

2:00 to 2:15 PMSummary
William Kelly – WFEO UN Relations Committee (WURC) and
Former Dean of Engineering Catholic University of America

2:15 to 2:30 PMDiscussion
Panelists answer questions and audience dialog

 

Organized by:

WFEO – lead with the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC)

 

Supported by:

WFEO UN Relations Committee (WURC), AAES IntAC Task Force on Global Sustainability, ASCE Planning Committee on Global Sustainability and ASME.

 

For more information:

  STI Forum webpage

  Sustainable Development Goals webpage

  WURC webpage

  ICSU website

  ISSC website

 

Venue:

UN HQ, New-York


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