This Saturday, October 24, join the International Accountability Project and our partners for the New York City Urban Thinkers Campus hosted by the Municipal Arts Society and the New School , to gather ideas from people who are passionate about the future of cities.
What is the Urban Thinkers Campus? It is a forum for people to think critically about the possibilities of urbanization. In October 2016, the United Nations will be convening the United Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urbanization (also known as Habitat III), in Quito, Ecuador. This conference aims to produce the New Urban Agenda, which will guide global thinking on urbanization for the next twenty years.
The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative, created by the World Urban Campaign, in preparation for Habitat III. Twenty Nine Urban Thinkers Campuses have been planned around the world, and the one in New York City is one of only two in the U.S. Come join us!
How can I participate?
Participate in three of nine ‘Urban Labs’, interactive discussions that contribute recommendations for the The New Urban Agenda.
Join the International Accountability Project for a conversation on urban social movements and grassroots activism to build an equitable city. Details below-
Whose City? Grassroots Movements and Community Action to Build an Equitable City
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015. 10:45–11:45. (The New School’s University Center, 63 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003)
Moderated by: Prachi Patankar, Brooklyn Community Foundation
Key Question — How can urban social movements and grassroots organizing lead in transforming urban policy and governance?
Description — This discussion draws from the successes and insights of New York based grassroots movements, mobilizations and interventions to claim the right to affordable housing, economic justice and non-discrimination in urban policy and practice. We will explore strategies of urban governance and citizenship, drawing from the leadership of community struggles, interventions and resistance in shaping local and high-level policy. The hour-long session will be organized as a facilitated conversation with speakers and audience members.
Let’s Create the City We Need
See you there!