From the press release:
Over 30,000 people committed to the healthy future on our cities gathered in Quito Ecuador this October as part of the United Nation’s third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. On December 14, we have the opportunity to hear from people who participated as well as other local urbanists who will explore the event’s potential impact on our communities.
Dudoc and the Netherlands Consulate in Vancouver will co-host a diverse panel of speakers to identify international and local possibilities to advance the New Urban Agenda which was agreed to in Quito. The evening will explore its ambitious goals and possible impact with emphasis on inclusivity and housing. Our speakers offer their Canadian, Dutch and international perspectives on the topic. The evening is also an opportunity to meet with other Vancouverites passionate about building better urban communities.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Bert Smolders, Manager, Shelter Program, UN-Habitat Arcadis CSR partnership, Netherlands
- May So, Associate, Henriquez Partners Architects, Vancouver, Co-author of ‘Towards an Ethical Architecture’
- Ellen Woodsworth, Chairperson Women Transforming Cities International Society, Former Vancouver City Councillor
- Habitat III delegation member, UBC Masters Program School of Community and Regional Planning
- Moderator: Frances Bula, journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics