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World Urban Forum 7
5 April 2014 @ 12:00 am
World Urban Forum 7
The Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum will be held in the City of Medellin, Colombia on 5-11 April, 2014. The City of Medellin, was awarded the City of the Year 2013 and praised for its capacity to find innovative solutions to classic problems of mobility and environmental sustainability. The theme of the 7th World Urban Forum will be “Urban Equity in Development – Cities for Life”. The Dialogues are the high profile events at the Forum where the overall theme is debated at the level of few subthemes by a high level panel of speakers with different backgrounds, including interactions from the audience. The details of WUF7 Dialogues will be announced in the coming weeks on the website. For more details on the Program and Side Events of WUF, please visit the Forum Website.
Sustainable Transport and Just Cities
The Partnership for Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), will make use of WUF 7 to raise the awareness of WUF 7 partners on the critical role that sustainable, low carbon transport has to play in realizing equitable and just cities, that are also environmentally sustainable.
During WUF 7, the SLoCaT Partnership and UN-HABITAT will co-organize Sustainable Transport and Just Cities event on April 7th, 2014. For more information please go to the Sustainable Transport and Just Cities event page.
TRANSPORT RELATED EVENTS AT WUF7
During the World Urban Forum, there will be a number of transport-related events organized by SLoCaT members and others. For an overview of the events, please download the Summary Table-Transport Events at WUF7.
Experiential ride and Urban Electric mobility at WUF
The Event seeks to bring together industry with urban policy makers to explore possible strategies and increased collaboration between the private sector and governments to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles thus contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It will also discuss the relevance of e-mobility as one component of a broader set of policy options. More info here.