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Opening Session

The Urban Innovation Sessions provide an opportunity to discuss the overall theme of APUF-7, deepen practical knowledge on sustainable urban development solutions, identify new and emerging issues happen in parallel to the four ‘Deep Dive Discussions’ across all three days of the Forum and are for showcasing joint initiatives and projects, listen to all voices, and help spread greater awareness of the New Urban Agenda and the urban dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and showcase innovations, new data, research and solutions towards their accelerated implementation, including on themes less directly related to the four main ones of the Forum. The Sessions are from 60 to 90 minutes in length.

Urban Innovation

The High-level Roundtable sets the scene for the main theme and delivers key messages for the Forum on Day 1 in a 60-minute interactive dialogue with representatives from diverse constituencies to focus on integrated multi stakeholder actions for accelerating local progress on global sustainable development agendas.

High Level Roundtable

The APUF-7 Leaders’ Dialogues are four 90-minute events (each focused on a different theme) spaced out throughout the three-day official programme with the main aim to identify and accelerate joint implementation of sustainable urban development facilitating a multi-stakeholder debate. The Dialogues will also guide the technical discussion topics for the “Deep Dive Discussion”. Each Leaders’ Dialogues will be coordinated by one or two key APUF7 partners. These coordinators will be responsible to prepare the draft concept note per each Dialogue, as well as to propose potential speakers and moderators. Session organizers must seek age, gender and sub regional balance in the identification of speakers or representatives in each session. Additionally, people with special needs should also be considered.

Leaders’ Dialogue

Deep Dive Discussions are four sessions consisting of three to four parallel seminar style 90-minute technical discussions which help unpack and define future policy actions across a range of pathways linked to the respective theme (urban/territorial planning, resilience, smart cities, finance). The sessions showcase solutions, highlight new evidence and resources for enabling implementation across different actors and/or in specific contexts. The Deep Dive should discuss concrete tools, new findings and experiences, innovative cases and methodologies to accelerate practical implementation in the thematic area. They convene more specific, practitioner-orientated discussions, which unpack implementation under a theme held in the Leaders’ Dialogue.

Deep Dive Discussions

a 60-minute session in the afternoon of the final day/day 3 which synthesizes the various high-level commitments made at the Forum from different actors and regions, sets out the follow up and review to jointly monitor progress and consolidates the regional viewpoint for upcoming fora.

Declare Your Actions

Will present effective options for how urban land use and territorial planning policies and systems can be implemented and accelerated for the achievement of sustainable urbanization, engaging both private and public actors.
Urban and Territorial Planning
Aims to identify actions to strengthen city and multilevel governance and capacities to address rising vertical and horizontal inequalities, rising climate emissions and adaptation needs, as well as increase resilience against shocks and stresses of all kinds in Asia-Pacific cities.
Data and Technologies for Smart Cities
Explores new forms of open data and innovative technologies being implemented for accelerated smart city development in the region. This includes analysis of ICT and data systems for improved resilience to climate-responsive basic service sectors, smart governance which addresses the digital divide in many cities and countries, and related policy options.
Urban Resilience
To promote solutions for financing inclusive socio-spatial development, shared prosperity for cities and regions, and responses to climate and environmental challenges through investing in key urban infrastructure, service systems and communities. This includes enabling institutional structures, improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, local financial frameworks, investment opportunities and new partnerships with communities.
Urban Finance
Speakers
Engaged policy makers from national governments, financial institutions, development partners, civil society, and many more.
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Schedule –
Day 1 • Tuesday, 15 October
 Day 1
Day 2 • Wednesday, 16 October
 Day 2
Day 3 • Thursday, 17 October
 Day 3
Opening Session
Opening Session
Deep Dive Discussions
Deep Dive Discussions 1.4 on Urban and territorial planing
TBA
Deep Dive Discussions
Deep Dive Discussions 1.3 on Urban and territorial planing
TBA
Deep Dive Discussions
Deep Dive Discussions 3.4 on Smart cities
TBA
Deep Dive Discussions
Deep Dive Discussions 3.3 on Smart cities
TBA
Deep Dive Discussions
Deep Dive Discussions 3.2 on Smart cities
Closing Session
Closing Session
Showcase Potpourri of Penang Carnival
Declare Your Actions
To Be Announced
TBA
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Join us at the seventh session of the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) in Penang, Malaysia from 15 to 17 October 2019