Implementing the New Urban Agenda: Can We Really Have it All? – Next City

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Implementing the New Urban Agenda: Can We Really Have it All?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

9:30am - 11:30am

Last October, leaders from 150 countries converged in Quito, Ecuador, at the Habitat III conference to approve the New Urban Agenda, a document that sets the global standards to guide urban development efforts for the next 20 years. The New Urban Agenda lays out an all-encompassing vision for cities that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, but remains vague on calls to action. In order for this urban vision to become reality, implementation must be carried out at all levels and in all sectors. How can implementation of the New Urban Agenda move forward in a way that addresses the numerous priorities of various sectors?

Join IHC Global and Next City for this event, which will kick off with the screening of a short film by Next City, “The Moment to Get Cities Right: Inside Habitat III, The Urbanization Summit of a Generation”, shot over the course of the four-day Habitat III conference in Quito. Then, leaders from the U.S. government, multi-lateral development agencies, and civil society organizations will speak on what actions their organizations are taking related to the New Urban Agenda and how they will work toward addressing so many urban priorities.


  • Judith Hermanson, President and CEO, IHC Global
  • Tom Dallessio, President, CEO, & Publisher, Next City


  • Ani Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Michael Donovan, Senior Housing and Urban Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Ellen Hamilton, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required to attend. This event is free.


InterAction Offices - Africa Conference Room (Suite 210)
1400 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, United States

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