WUF7 Training Events April 9-11



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ColombiaEvent Number: TE 109/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Key issues of Social Urbanism and public management in MedellínUniversidad EAFIT- urbam - Centro De Estudios Urbanos Y Ambientales, Colombia,
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 14

The course seeks to highlight from the environmental, social and urban perspectives, principles, tools and key factors in the transformation of Medellin under the concept has been called the Social Urbanism, which brings together public policy, interagency management, integrated urban projects, all focused on education and culture as conditions to reduce social inequality.

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GermanyEvent Number: TE 209/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to employ systemic approaches to (youth) violence prevention for the creation of safer citiesDeutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 15

It is increasingly recognized that young people are central to a country’s development generally and even more so within the context of violence and crime prevention, where they are often stigmatized as perpetrators or victims, yet also hold the potential for sustainable solutions and an overall change in culture. Against this background there is a growing demand by government as well as civil society to acquire and improve knowledge on approaches and tools that help in meaningfully engaging youth and foster their development. It is increasingly recognized that young people are central to a country’s development generally and even more so within the context of violence and crime prevention, where they are often stigmatized as perpetrators or victims, yet also hold the potential for sustainable solutions and an overall change in culture. Against this background there is a growing demand by government as well as civil society to acquire and improve knowledge on approaches and tools that help in meaningfully engaging youth and foster their development.

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In English with interpretation into Spanish provided. 

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ChinaEvent Number: TE 309/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to build with bamboo: a practical training for designers, urban planners and construction professionalsInternational Network for Bamboo and Rattan
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 16

The event will train participants on how to replicate and adapt existing knowledge and bamboo construction techniques from Latin America in their own local context. We will cover both theoretical topics on developing broader value chains for bamboo housing, as well as provide practical hands-on training in bamboo construction.

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In English and Spanish. 

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ColombiaEvent Number: TE 409/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to appropriate Public Space to reduce InequityDespacio
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 17

The course addresses the relationship between citizen participation in public space as a strategy to reduce inequity in the city, focusing on cases from Medellín, Bogotá, London and New York. The concept of Cities for Life invites us to study and reflect practices of people and their needs that correspond to the rhythms of their own lives, and their conceptions of what constitutes a good life. It will study the forms of citizen participation that occur in the implementation of urban interventions and activities of appropriation of the public space, and how the so-called urban guerrilla may reflect on citizen participation and the improvement of quality of life of citizens (both materially and socially).

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FranceEvent Number: TE 509/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Earthen buildings for affordable urban housingCRAterre, International Centre for Earth Construction
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 18

Concepts to be discussed are:

  • Conservation of earthen architecture; 
  • Alternative designing processes with earthen construction materials; 
  • Behaviour of the earthen material at a micro and nanoscopic scale; 
  • Architectural designs and production processes of the 4 most common earthen construction techniques (adobe, rammed earth, wattle and daub and compressed earth blocks).

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In English and Spanish. 

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandEvent Number: TE 609/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Food security in low income urban settlementsNewcastle University
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 19

The objectives of this event are to:

  • Increase understanding of the barriers to food security which might be found in low income urban settlements 
  • Understand these barriers through the cross cutting issues of gender and age 
  • Critically analyse the role of urban planning in creating and removing these barriers


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Netherlands and United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 709/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to use mobile technology to measure urban equityITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands; Esri; EcoCity Builders
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 20

Issues to be discussed:

  • The use of mobile apps and their applicability in various urban settings and urban equity domains. 
  • The integration of mobile collected data into existing geo-data platforms. 
  • The visualization of this data through online platforms.


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SingaporeEvent Number: TE 809/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Common challenges, shared solutions: Experiences from Singapore and other citiesCentre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Singapore; Ministry of National Development Singapore
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 21

Through presentation, panel discussion and workshop, the training event will explore the following key themes:

  • Integrated long term planning 
  • Urban governance and infrastructure 
  • Sustainable development Infrastructure financing

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FranceEvent Number: TE 9 09/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Planning for informal settlements?Institut Français d'Urbanisme, University of Paris/Marne-la-Vallée
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 22

Issues to be discussed:

  • How informal settlements could be sustainable
  • How urban planning could facilitate urban integration of informal settlements 
  • How urban planning tools could assist future informal settlements 


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Switzerland Event Number: TE 1009/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to Foster Livelihood Strategies in Key Sectors of the Economy in Low-income SettlementsInternational Labour Office (ILO) and New Synergies in Development (NSD)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 23

Urban development will only be sustainable if the livelihoods of the inhabitants are addressed. The course focuses on the livelihoods of low-income people. The first half of the course will comprise of short presentations on the basics of slum upgrading policy frameworks and livelihood strategies followed by illustrative case studies. A number of specific approaches and tools will be explained with ‘the who and the how’; the implementation difficulties and how to overcome these. The second half will involve working groups given specific issues and questions to work through. This will be followed by a report-back and open discussion session.

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Switzerland Event Number: TE 11 10/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.PASSA Tool: How to build safer cities through inclusive participationInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Switzerland and Habitat for Humanity (HfH)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 14

PASSA is a process, facilitated by volunteers, that guides community groups through eight participatory activities which enable the participants to do the following progressively:

  • Develop their awareness of shelter safety issues in their community 
  • Identify hazards and vulnerabilities that create risk related to shelter 
  • Recognize and analyse causes of shelter vulnerability 
  • Identify and prioritize potential strategies to improve shelter safety 
  • Make a plan to put those shelter safety strategies into place, based on local capacities 
  • Monitor and evaluate progress.


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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 1210/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How can STDM and technological tools support community development, dialogue and participatory mapping at scale?Habitat for Humanity International
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 15

Issues to be discussed:

  • Technology application in community data collection/mapping, including the Social Tenure Domain Model, GIS applications, mobile technology. 
  • Technology’s impacts on community/stakeholder participation; scalability; cost; data quality and relevance to development goals.
  • Management skills to incorporate technology into community development, enumeration/mapping towards higher participation, data quality, knowledge sharing – at scale.

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In Spanish with intepretation into English provided. 

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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 1310/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Urban equity outcomes: Enabling policies and tools to access land and housingIHS, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 16

Issues to be discussed:

Urban informality; informal land occupations and informal land markets; slum upgrading and settlement regularization programs; costs and benefits of site specific titling, land regularization and upgrading programs; alternative land management and land policy tools; policy and urban management instruments to mitigate the negative effects of informality.


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English only. 

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South AfricaEvent Number: TE 1410/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.The Politics of Sanitation - Strategies to achieve scaleShack/Slum Dwellers International
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 17

Issues to be discussed:

  • Inadequate and unequal sanitation provision to the urban poor in developing cities. 
  • Community based data collection and mapping as a tool to plan for inclusive and affordable sanitation options to the urban poor 
  • Using information gathering to build scalable partnerships with local government.


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PortugalEvent Number: TE 1510/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Growing + equal: shaping experiences of participatory budgeting for the youth. Tools and examplesCentro de Estudos Sociais / Coimbra University
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 18

The course aims at expanding awareness about benefits in terms of urban sustainability experienced by cities experimenting with participatory budgeting processes specifically conceived for young audiences, in collaboration - or not - with school institutions and youth associations. It also aims to give and discuss ideas on how to adapt and hybridize the general existing models in order to fit into specific contexts and cultures, while contributing to raising awareness about constraints and difficulties of youth PB implementation, ways to bypass them and hypotheses to use them to foster other participatory processes for larger audiences.

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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 1610/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to Assess Sustainability Benefits from Urban Green Growth Projects: A Training for City PractitionersWorld Bank Institute Climate Change Practice and IHS (International Institute of Urban Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 19

Issues to be addressed are:

  • What a sustainability benefit is within the context of green growth, 
  • How to use sustainability benefits in the implementation of urban climate actions for mitigation and adaptation. 
  • How sustainability benefits can be used to attract investment in green growth projects. 
  • What tools and methods are available for measuring sustainability benefits

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To learn more about this training event, visit IHS's website.

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NAEvent Number: TE 1710/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.CANCELLEDNA
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TRAINING EVENT 17 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 1810/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Leaving No-One Behind: How to access land, design shelter and deliver finance to the poorMIT and Harvard Graduate School of Design
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 21

This session teaches strategies for making affordable serviced land and starter homes available at the periphery of rapidly growing cities. Participants of the course will understand multiple strategies for making the urbanization process more inclusive and for housing the low-income majority in developing countries

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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 1910/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Learning from megadisasters. Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and transferability to vulnerable countriesThe World Bank - WBIUR
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 22

The course aims at sharing key messages and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) on March 11, 2011 on structural and non-structural measures to reduce risks, emergency response, hazard and risk information for decision making, as well as economic and financial instruments to reduce damages and recovery measures. Experience and knowledge exchanges with participants will be fostered in order to enhance mutual learning on resilience, preventive measures and recovery and relocation.

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In English only. 

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KoreaEvent Number: TE 2010/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Integrated Ecocity Planning for Sustainable Development - Riverfront restoration and climate change on green growthInternational Urban Training Center (IUTC)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 23

Eco city planning should be an integrated planning of socio-cultural, economic, physical and environmental dimensions of a city. Future-oriented eco-cities should be designed with a balanced consideration of environmental impact and economy, a city inhabited by people dedicated to minimization of required inputs of energy, water and food, and waste output of heat, air and water pollution. The objective of this training event is to provide participants with basic planning and tools, techniques to prepare, design, plan and develop their own environmentally and economically sustainable cities, with a focus on low carbon green growth for sustainable development through urban regeneration.

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BrazilEvent Number: TE 2111/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to Learn and Implement the Right to the City Building Democratic and a Sustainable CitiesPolis Institute for Studies Training and Consulting in Social Policies
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 14

Issues to be discussed:

  • Conceptual elements of the right to the city and legal, administrative and judicial tools that may be used for the implementation of this right
  • Initiatives and experiences in which the right to the city can be used as references for building democratic and sustainable cities


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ArgentinaEvent Number: TE 2211/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.The “Compass” of urban and housing planning: A participatory methodology for urban diagnosis and formulation of proposals from a human rights-based approachUniversidad de Buenos Aires, Colombia National University, Red de Interacción
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 15

Issues to be discussed:

  • Participatory urban and housing planning approaches 
  • Human rights priorities 
  • City-wide slum upgrading and prevention through regulatory frameworks and public works 
  • Local capacity building and community resilience


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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 2311/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Gender Evaluation Criteria Action Lab: How to apply the GEC as a tool to enhance multi- stakeholders engagement, including grassroots women and to monitor the implementation of land policiesHuairou Commission
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 16

  • How the GEC was developed and applied in different contexts and different approaches. 
  • Inequality and Insecurity in cities: how policies are designed to maintain and sustain inequality; 
  • Different dimensions of inequality – cultural and customary, social and economic; 
  • The six criteria of the GEC and the importance of the tool to foster multi-stakeholders engagement. 
  • The GEC as a parameter to evaluate land tools, as a tool to sensitize land surveyors and government officials and as a framework to engage different stakeholders and empower women.


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ColombiaEvent Number: TE 2411/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Workshop of architecture and territorial identity for children. TRAIN - MAKING CITYAlianza Institucional entre la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín, Colombia y Rakennetaan kaupunki! (Constuyendo Ciudad) de Finlandia
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 17

This project aims to create new ways to appropriate the city, its architecture, the environment and civic culture by asking questions, observing, developing sketches and maps from the scale of neighborhood, district, zone, city ​​and metropolis. Through the game and the active conversation we encourage children, youth, parents and assistants to appropriate the city in a new way. We also encourage them to imagine different architectural aesthetic proposals, in which the imaginary of futuristic city is included, the concepts of citizenship and sustainability are privileged as a contribution to coexistence and life in harmony with nature.

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United States of AmericaEvent Number: TE 2511/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to apply tools to design safe cities with municipal leadership and local involvementICMA/PBK Consulting - International City/County Management Association
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 18

Definitions of key terms in the comprehensive prevention of violence and crime will be shared with participants as well as how secure environmental design is a contributing factor. Participants will learn to identify the updated conceptual framework and analyze good and bad practices of the Integrated Prevention of Violence and Crime; to identify who are the key players at the local level and how they can be incorporated, and implement strategies to promote social cohesion and the participation of actors typically excluded from the process, in order to achieve comprehensive strategies and plans for integrated prevention.

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PhilippinesEvent Number: TE 2611/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to Strengthen Urban Spatial Planning to reduce Social Vulnerability and Exclusions in South CitiesCEPT University, India and Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 19

The training event will focus on spatial planning principles and innovations to reduce social vulnerability. Key issues/areas to be discussed are:

  • Policy innovations that promote inclusiveness and equity 
  • “Social Inclusion and equity” as a key urban planning agenda for future development of cities in the global South 
  • Inclusive land use and allotment stategies 
  • Urban renewal and “ Core City” revitalization 
  • Key indicators for pro-poor urban development to enhance integration and cohesiveness in southern cities 
  • Access to city infrastructure 
  • Meeting housing needs and regularization


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FranceEvent Number: TE 2711/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Reclaiming the street: Street design and management for more inclusive public spacesInstitut Pour la Ville en Mouvement
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 20

The street is public space par excellence. It comprises between 25 and 30% of the area of cities and 80% of total urban public space. Interventions in the mobility sphere represent an opportunity at improving the quality of public space, not only traffic flow. This opportunity can be seized or squandered. This training seeks to distinguish the elements that lead in one direction or the other.

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The NetherlandsEvent Number: TE 2811/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.How to use a city's underground space to make it more resilientInternational Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITAAITES)
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 21

Issues to be addressed are:

  • How can the use of underground space contribute to sustainable development and city resilience; 
  • Why is it important to include underground space in urban planning;
  • What approaches can be used to achieve this.


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SwitzerlandEvent Number: TE 2911/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Enhancing Resilience to Disasters and to Climate ChangeUNITAR
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 22

The training event “Enhancing Resilience to Disasters and to Climate Change” aims to facilitate best practices in disaster risk management, prevention, mitigation, and resilience, as well as in climate change adaptation. The training event will provide an overview of challenges and opportunities for financing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies. It will provide examples on building resilient municipalities and how DRR strategies can be integrated with sustainable development policies and planning. Recognizing that DRR efforts require multi-stakeholder collaboration, it will also present the private sector perspective and how it can contribute to the community with know-how and expertise. Finally, the event will showcase technology applications and capacity building initiatives for DRR and climate change adaptation.

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ChileEvent Number: TE 3011/04/201408:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Visualizing informal settlements from participatory methods of generating informationTECHO
LocationDescription
Red Pavilion - Room 23

The session presents an overview of the conceptual and instrumental background for mapping spatial information in informal settlements, from the experience TECHO has in developing countries where it carries out research on social and territorial issues, taking into account its strategies, achievements and expected outcomes.

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