Most cities in the Global South have experienced rapid population and urbanization growth which have transformed urban spaces. It is projected that Africa and Asia will concentrate most of the world’s urban population in the next four decades. However, urban planning for more resilient and sustainable cities has so far failed to materialise. Our COP26 panel discussion will bring together researchers, policy makers and neighbourhood residents to explore innovative approaches to build resilience in cities and neighbourhoods in the Global South.
This event is joint initiative between the Low and Middle Income Countries Research Network (University of Glasgow), The Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (University of Glasgow) and UN Habitat.
Date: Thursday 28th of October
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am (BST)
- Ya Ping Wang - Director of GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), and Chair in Global City Futures at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow (UK)
- Craig Kesson - Executive Director of Corporate Services, Chief Resilience Officer (South Africa)
- Kunal Kumar Joint Secretary and Mission Director Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation (India)
- Rev. Fr. Norman Jesus “Fr. Japs” C. Apun Administrator of Jaime Cardinal Sin Village Housing Project (Philippines)
- Shilpi Roy - Co-Investigator and In-Country Lead for the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), Associate Professor Khulna University (Bangladesh)
- Sheela Patel – Director of Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (India)
- Remy Sietchiping – Chief Policy, Legislation and Governance Section at UN-Habitat (Kenya)