World Urban Forum 2020

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The world’s largest conference for sustainable urban development – World Urban Forum (WUF10) took place in early February 2020 in the United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi. The convener of the World Urban Forum is UN-Habitat, who organised the conference for the tenth time. SLU arranged two successful panel discussions and strengthened SLU’s position on the urban agenda.

The World Urban Forum addresses one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. SLU's participation 2020 was supported by SLU Global and led by Zeinab Tag-Eldeen, Researcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, and coordinator of the Research Platform ‘Sparking Research into Global Transformation’. 

SLU Urban Futures Programme Director Lisa Diedrich moderated the panel discussion 'Beyond informality: Informal settlements as contemporary urban heritage'. The platform also invited Australian landscape architect and professor Julian Raxworthy, currently resident in the United Arab Emirates, to monitor and report from the forum.

Articles from the World Urban Forum 2020

Sharing urban issues in the Global South – looking back at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

by Julian Raxworthy

SLU breaks new ground for sustainable urban development (scroll down for English version)

Resurs, March 2020, by Hanna Weiber-Post

WUF10: To leave no one behind, urban areas need cleverly conceived digital instruments!

by Julian Raxworthy

Developers‘ profit can fund public urban infrastructure

by Julian Raxworty

More global and urban than ever – SLU at the 10th World Urban Forum

by Lisa Diedrich and Zeinab Tag-Eldeen

Tanzanian-Swedish collaboration at the World Urban Forum 2020

SLU Globals blog. By: Edson Sanga, Happiness Mlula, Lazaro Mngumi, Maglan Sang’enoi and Said Nuhu.

Opening WUF10: towards a bottom-up approach to culture

by Julian Raxworthy

 

Delegation at the World Urban Forum 2020
SLU at World Urban Forum 2020. Maglan Charles Sangenoi, Said Nuhu, Zeinab Tag-Eldeen, Lazaro Eliyah Mngumi, Happiness Jacob Mlula and Edson Sanga. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
Four PhD students from Ardhi University, Zeinab Tag-Eldeen from SLU and Rafael Fomero from UN Habitat in a panel discussion at WUF.
Four PhD candidates students from Ardhi University, Zeinab Tag-Eldeen from SLU and Rafael Fomero from UN Habitat in a panel discussion at WUF. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
Happiness Mlula presents results from the project Towards Efficient and Effective Drinking Water Service Delivery Approaches.
Happiness Mlula presents results from the research project Towards Efficient and Effective Drinking Water Service Delivery Approaches. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
Panel discussion at the World Urban Forum 2020.
Zeinab Tag-Eldeen (SLU) and four doctoral students discuss with Abdul Nussain from the Nigerian state government and Rafael Fomero from the UN Habitat. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
PhD candidates from Ardhi University.
Four PhD candidates from Ardhi University, Zeinab Tag-Eldeen from SLU and Rafael Fomero from UN Habitat in a panel discussion at the World Urban Forum 2020. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
A panel of four during a side event at the World Urban Forum 2020.
The session 'Beyond informality - information settlements as contemporaneous urban heritage'. Photo: Zeinab Tag-Eldeen
Gathering in the big hall at the World Urban Forum 2020.
The OECD, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, organized a number of seminars and presentations during the WUF. Photo: Julian Raxworthy
The doctoral students shake hands with representatives from The Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlements Development of Tanzania.
The PhD candidates recieved posititive feedback from representatives from the Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlements Development of Tanzania. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
SLU's stand at the World Urban Forum 2020
SLU's stand at the exhibition hall 'Urban Expo'. Photo: Anna Villaplana Casaponsa
Facts:
Events at the Forum where SLU participated:

Monday 10 February
Urban-Rural Nexus: Challenges and innovations to govern land, municipal and ecosystem services, on the fringes of resource constrained cities and small towns
12:30 - 13:30
Hall 3, Room 18

Wednesday 12 February
Beyond informality: Informal settlements as contemporaneous urban heritage
18:00-18:45
Urban Library

 

SLU projects presented at the Forum:
Related pages:

Contact

Zeinab Tag-EldeenResearcher at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Landscape Architecture 

Telephone: +46 18 672318, +46 7073116 00
E-mail: zeinab.tag.eldeen@slu.se

Page editor: hanna.weiber.post@slu.se