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World Urban Forum 4

Etkinlik Başlangıç - Bitiş Tarihi: 03 - 07 Kasım 2008
Yer: Nanjing International Expo Centre, Nanjing - Çin
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Web Sitesi: www.wuf4.com/_siteid/12...

Between 03 - 07 November 2008 the Fourth Session of the World Urban Forum, hosted by the UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, the People’s Republic of China and undertaken by Nanjing Municipal Government, will be held at the Nanjing International Exhibition Center, China.

World Urban Forum, held by the UN-Habitat every two years, is the summit forum of urban development in the world and top conference concerning human habitation. The World Urban Forum is concerned with such issues as energy, environment, land, housing, infrastructure, healthcare, education, safety and reform of ghettos, which are pressing issues that deserve the participation of national and local governments, NGOs, experts and scholars, entrepreneurs, citizens and organizations from all walks of life. WUF reports and resolutions are to be submitted to government agencies to form guidelines for future development for human society.

“Harmony” is the basic element of Chinese Philosophy. The concept of “harmony” has been rooted in the Epistemology and of Chinese people. During decades of reform and opening up, high-speed development of China’s economy as well as great social transformation enabled by rapid urbanization has brought some social problems and contradictions. Thus, the policy makers and city managers are facing unprecedented challenges. During the grand trends of globalization and urbanization, the problem of how to deal with the relationship of harmony and development should be seriously researched and solved. The building of a harmonious society is not only the development goal of China, but it has also become a topic worth being explored in depth in the international community. The concept of “harmonious urban development” is with the overall development trend of China and the whole world. The idea of “Harmony, Justice and Sustainable development” can be reflected in the last three forums. Now since the fourth forum is to be held in China, the theme should reflect China’s present goal of building a harmonious society. Through discussions at the top-rank international forum and intensive study of present urban problems, it is hoped to clarify the implications of “harmonious society”, and find ways to achieve the goal.

Theme: Harmonious Urbanization
The theme is made up of six sub-themes:
Socially Harmonious Cities
- Equity
- Inclusiveness
- Income
- Poverty reduction
- Land and social housing

Economically Harmonious Cities
- Infrastructure development
- Financing urban development 
- Foreign direct investment
- Urban informal economy

Environmentally Harmonious Cities
- Climate change
- Energy and resources saving
- Biodiversity
- Water, sanitation, transport
- Green buildings and cities

Spatially Harmonious Cities
- Urban planning
- Urban and rural linkage
- Integrated regional development
- Mixed landuse

Historically Harmonious Cities
- Heritage
- Culture
- Architecture
- Urban renewal

Harmonious Cities for All Age Groups
- Youth
- Aging population
- Internet and ICT
- Education and health care
- Sports and music

The provisional list of dialogues is:
Dialogue 1: Territorial Balance in Urban Development
- Urban planning
- Urban and rural linkage
- Integrated regional development
- Mixed landuse

Dialogue 2: Promoting Social Equity and Inclusiveness
- Equity
- Inclusiveness
- Income
- Poverty reduction
- Land and social housing

Dialogue 3: Making Cities Work and Economically Productive
- Infrastructure development
- Financing urban development
- Foreign direct investment
- Urban informal economy

Dialogue 4: Harmonizing the Built and Natural Environments
- Climate change
- Energy and resources saving
- Biodiversity
- Water, sanitation, transport
- Green buildings and cities

Dialogue 5: Preserving the Historical Roots and Soul of the City
- Heritage
- Culture
- Architecture
- Urban renewal

Dialogue 6: A City for All Generations
- Youth
- Aging population
- Internet and ICT
- Education and health care
- Sports and music

WUF4 Exhibition "Harmonious Urbanization"
The WUF4 exhibition in Nanjing will be fully integrated into the main Forum. It will showcase some of the world''s premier cities and many innovations in urban development for more inclusive cities. It will be held in a giant exhibition hall of 12.000 square meters, three times the size of the previous WUF exhibitions, providing space for informal discussions, side shows, book shows and the latest in urban living. Designed to attract a large audience, exhibits will relate to the overall themes of the Forum.

Key Components
- Cities will showcase programs, initiatives, partnership and solutions dedicated to addressing the challenges of sustainability.
- Country pavilions and other levels of government will present program for cities on both national and international levels.
- Private sector supplier of key technologies and services will showcase their work related to sustainable cities and slum redevelopment.
- United Nations agencies will profile their work with cities globally.
- Non-governmental organizations will promote their roles in urban sustainability

Who Should Exhibit?
UN-Habitat partners or any organization interested in urban sustainability, particularly those issues covered by the themes of WUF4:
- Central and local governments
- Civil society organizations
- International organizations 
- Non-governmental organizations
- Academic institutions
- Private sector organizations
- Research organizations
- Urban practitioners
- Publishers

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