Arup at UN-Habitat's World Urban Forum

Paula Baranowska Paula Baranowska Marketing & Communications Assistant,Warsaw
15 June 2022

Cities around the world face an array of challenges brought about by growing urbanisation and the climate crisis. City authorities are working to ensure good air quality, economic prosperity and to address rising population – all while transitioning to net zero.

To develop sustainable urban futures, all areas of the city such as transport, housing and energy need to be carefully considered.

Between 26 and 30 June, some of our key experts in circular economy, international development and sustainable city planning will join the World Urban Forum (WUF) to discuss solutions and share the experiences in how together we can help develop a greener future for cities.

Organised by the UN-Habitat, WUF will take place in Katowice, Poland.

About WUF

WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine how issues such as rapid urbanisation and climate change affect cities and how to respond to these challenges. The first WUF was held in Nairobi in 2002 and has been then held around the world. This year it’s the first time the event is organised in Eastern Europe.

The event is co-organised by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice.

Event Date and time Where Arup representative
Want to build a Cities4Children Alliance in your city or country? Come find out how. 27 June, 1.30pm - 3pm
Multifunction Hall, Room 19 Sara Candiracci

King Salaman Charter for Architecture and Urbanism (KSCAU) Book

27 June,  1.30pm - 2:30pm Urban Library room Dan Ringelstein
Public Space Academy: a transformative learning experience for a new approach to urban complexity built around public space  28 June, 9am - 12 noon Multifunction Hall, Room 12 Sara Candiracci, Dasha Moschonas 
Urban Health Consultation

28 June, 9am - 10am

Multifunction Hall, Room 9

Sara Candiracci
Circularity and resource efficiency in the housing sector. Tools and case studies to strengthen the path towards sustainability. 28 June, 4:30pm - 6pm
Multifunction Hall, Room 7 Martin Pauli
Integrated Governance in Spatial Planning for a More Just, Green, and Healthy Urban Future 29 June, 10am - 12 noon Auditorium
Sertac Erten
Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future  29 June, 4.30pm - 6pm  Multifunction Hall, Room 17 Sertac Erten
Real Play Coalition - Expanding the Partnership for Play 29 June, 12:30 - 2pm Multifunction Hall, Room 11 Sara Candiracci, Sertac Erten, Stefan OblakowskiDasha Moschonas 
Leaving no one in Cities behind: Addressing Inequalities through Resilient Infrastructure 29 June, 2pm - 4pm Venue: ICC Multifunction Hall, Room 18 Pasquale Capizzi

Are you planning to be at WUF or have any questions?​

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