Presentation - UN-Habitat

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Nov 6, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Background



Many of the current global crises are directly
linked to the urban development path



Many sustainable
development issues cannot
be
resolved
without better planned cities



Urban
education needs to catch up as
universities educate
future
decision
-
makers



Global cooperation and exchange of knowledge
is
key for advancing urban development

Connecting potential


The Habitat Partner University Initiative



Promotes cooperation between UN
-
HABITAT and institutions of
higher education



Enables universities to become closer partners of cities, actively
engaged in problem solving



Aims at closing the gap between academia and practice,
encouraging collaborative learning



Aspires to create the next generation of urban leaders, managers,
researchers and practitioners



Facilitates exchange and cooperation among universities globally

Harnessing the strengths of universities, promoting
cooperation towards progressive university
-
city
collaborations on sustainable urban development.

Aim


The aim of the Habitat Partner University
Initiative is to harness the strengths of
universities, promoting cooperation in the
fields of education, research, professional
development and policy advice, towards
progressive university
-
city collaborations
on sustainable urban development.


Vision


By
utilizing the
facilitating role
of UN
-
HABITAT
to promote global exchange of knowledge
the
Habitat Partner University Initiative facilitates
the global dissemination of ideas, enhancing
the quality and relevance of university work.


By
facilitating partnerships
the Initiative
influences the route by which new knowledge is
implemented, speeding up the path from idea
to reality, promoting universities as primary
partners to cities for achieving sustainable
urbanization
.

Objectives



A
global platform
to encourage dialogue and
debate



A
knowledge management portal
that will
support the transfer of innovation and knowledge



Promote the
development of
capacity building
programmes



A
global interdisciplinary research network
focusing on a demand
-
led approach to urban
research, leading to locally appropriate
innovations



Collecting a broad,
interdisciplinary expertise
in
sustainable urban development, and support
their
influence on urban
practice and
policy

Pillars


Initiating events and collaborative efforts
within the pillars
of:



Education



Research



Policy advice



P
rofessional development



The Initiative’s fifth pillar, knowledge
management, provides the platform for
exchange

How do I engage
?



Sign up as an individual member on
www.unhabitat.org
/
HPUI



Engage on interactive webpage (coming
soon):
initiate and join international,
transdisciplinary

discussions, upload
your thesis so it can be viewed and
commented by the global community



Apply
for
opportunities on webpage:
internships, jobs, exchanges,
collaborations…



Engage
within your
university and local
HPUI hub, organize and drive issues you
believe are important for sustainable
urban development

For more information, visit
www.unhabitat.org
/HPUI

Thank you!

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