The New Urban Agenda: Exploring the local and global impacts of Habitat III
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  • Urban development, infrastructure, transportation, WASH, climate change
In October 2016, leaders from around the world will gather at Habitat III, a major global summit in Quito, Ecuador, to adopt a New Urban Agenda. This agenda will build on the success of the Global Goals and serve as a guide for nation states, city and regional leaders, international development funders, United Nations programs and civil society in developing their policies and approaches around urbanization for the next 20 years.

In the lead up to Habitat III, Devex is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to start off the conversation and host a one hour webinar where we will explore how the impacts of the New Urban Agenda will take root both locally and globally.

Speakers include:

Ana Marie Argilagos - Senior Advisor Equitable Development, Ford Foundation

Argilagos' work focuses on urban development strategies to reduce poverty, expand economic opportunity, and advance sustainability in cities and regions across the world.

Oscar Fergutz - Program Director, Avina Foundation

Fergutz holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism and after years of designing and creating functional worlds, he joined Avina Foundation in 2002.

Jane Katz - Director of International Affairs and Programs,  Habitat for Humanity

Katz provides housing policy and advocacy advice on Habitat For Humanity International's international priority issues which includes the Global Housing Indicators initiative and representing Habitat for Humanity on international coalitions and advisory groups on land, housing policy, gender, disaster risk reduction and urban issues.

Gregory Scruggs - Habitat III correspondent, Citiscope

Scruggs is Citiscope's primary correspondent covering the global debate leading to the UN's Habitat III conference. He has previously covered some of the world's largest conferences on urban issues and housing.

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