Leaders’ Dialogue

Leader’s Dialogue 1 on Urban and Territorial Planning

The 2030 Vision for Urban Territorial Planning for Asia Pacific Cities

Day 1 – Tuesday, 15 October 2019
14:30 - 16:00
Ballroom
Moderator(s)
Ms. Norliza Hashim
Urbanice Malaysia
Chief Executive
Malaysia
Presenter
Nora Steurer
Speaker(s)
TPr. Dato’ Mohd Anuar Maidin
PLANMalaysia
Director General
Malaysia
Mr. Atsushi Korasawa
UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Director
Japan
Mr. Hongyang Wang
ISOCARP
Professor
China
Ms. Renu Khosla
Centre for Urban Excellence
Director
India
Mr. Nelson Legacion
Naga City
Mayor
Philippines
Ms. Riyanti Djalante
UNU-IAS
Academic Programme Officer
Japan/Indonesia
Mr. Zhang Dongqiang
Regional Economy Department, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Deputy Director General
China
Panelist(s)
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Lead Organization
Partner Organizer(s)
Lead Organizer(s)

Ms. Cerin Kizhakkethottam, Project Coordinator, ESCAP  

Mr. Lars Stordal, Programme Management Officer, UN-Habitat, Fukuoka, Japan


Synopsis

In today’s context and in the future, urban and territorial planning (UTP) plays a core strategic role in helping decision makers identify development priorities and bottlenecks, formulating and implementing solutions, and targeting available resources for balanced and sustainable growth pathways. Urban and territorial planning can also provide a forum or opportunities for various other stakeholders, governments at different levels, private investors, civil societies and community groups, to interact and work together for their sustainable future. In the Asia-Pacific region, UTP concerns planning systems at different levels (national, sub-national, municipal levels), legislative frameworks, various institutions and their vested interests, most fundamentally.

The primary aim of the Leader’s Dialogue is to (1) provide an overview of the key challenges on urbanization in the region; (2) provide the space for representatives of different constituency groups to declare their main priorities in the thematic track of urban and territorial planning and to share a compelling 2030 vision for cities from the point of view of their stakeholder group. This thematic track will take up the key Urban and Territorial Planning issues affecting cities in Asia Pacific and how, looking ahead, can cities strengthen and improve planning efforts to achieve a more inclusive form of urban development. In line with the New Urban Agenda and ensuring that no one is left behind in our quest for a more secure and sustainable urban future, this Leader’ Dialogue will focus on the questions of “What are the major problems? What do we want to achieve?” according to the perspectives of different constituencies.

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