World Urban Forum 10 Networking Event

Abu Dhabi

Managing the development of sustainable cities and communities – learning from all urban stakeholders

Networking Event 114

FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers), Switzerland

16:30 - 18:30; Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020 

Hall 3, Room 14

Organised by FIDIC in partnership with UN-Habitat, ICLEI, the One Planet Network, ISO TC268, and Global ABC.

WUF10 Report

Announcement

37101.org for background information about Urban Sustainability Management


Panelists


  • Moderator: Martina Otto, Head, Cities and Lifestyles, UN Environment
  • Dyfed Aubrey, UN-Habitat: "SDG Cities" presentation PDF
  • Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI: "Implementation of ISO 37101 and related standards for sustainable development in communities" presentation PDF
  • Pekka Huovila, Sustainable Buildings and Construction, One Planet Network: "Urban sustainablity management: procuring resilient and circular cities" presentation PDF
  • Jeshika Ramchund, FIDIC: "ISO 37109 - a developers guide to the ISO 37101 urban sustainability management standard" presentation PDF
  • Peter Boswell, ISO TC 269: "The ISO 37101 sustainable city pilot programmes" presentation PDF

wuf10_peter_jeshika.jpgJeshika and Peter, representing FIDIC and ISO TC 268.


Format

A networking event comprising short interventions by several panelists, each from a different built-environment sector, together with an extensive discussion period to engage with citizens and other built-environment stakeholders. The moderated discussion aims to better understand community concerns and capabilities in managing urban sustainable development.



Summary

The  sustainable development of communities, cities and regions is important for community leaders, mayors, governments, and the citizens they represent.

 The International Standards Organization’s multi-actor, multi-disciplinary governance and management standards for sustainable cities and communities lie at the heart of the built environment sector’s response to the rapidly growing demand for a structured approach to urban sustainability.

 The ISO 37101 sustainable development in communities standard builds upon a well-established approach comprising a series of interlinked, iterative phases involving continual improvement coupled to a community’s life-cycle-based decision making process.

 ISO 37101 aims to guide an integrated, holistic management of sustainable development policy and practice, to ensure consistency, establish relevance and priorities, assess progress, and provide a channel to communicate achievements.

 The networking event aims to engage with communities, developers, built-environment sectors and other urban stakeholders to promote and enable the further development of tools, protocols, guides and management systems for sustainable urban development within a wide range of contexts.

 These range from infrastructure and building projects, city centres and business districts, cultural sites, neighbourhoods, and other types of communities, through to towns, cities and regions.

There will be a special focus on implementation by local authorities in cities and districts, and by project developers in contexts where an urban project development supports either a formal ISO 37101 management approach or a structured commitment.


Objectives

The networking event is organised by partners representing the built-environment sector. It aims to demonstrate the importance of a holistic, integrated, lifecycle-based sustainable urban development using processes and approaches that apply recognized standard principles as articulated by the International Standards Organization ISO 37101 sustainable development in communities standard. These processes and approaches ensure the local implementation of tools, partnerships and procedures that aim to mitigate, adapt to and resist the effects of climate change on the built environment while meeting the broader range of goals set by the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The event therefore aims to engage with communities, built-environment sectors and other urban stakeholders to promote and enable the further development of tools, protocols, guides and management systems for sustainable urban development within a wide range of contexts, ranging from specific infrastructure and building projects, city centers and business districts, cultural sites, neighborhoods and other types of communities, through to towns and cities.


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