Roundtable 1: Financing sustainable future for…

Roundtable 1: Financing sustainable future for all - World Cities Day 2023
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On 31 October 2023, the Global Observance of World Cities Day, under the theme Financing sustainable urban future for all, will explore how we can unlock transformative investment in urban planning and achieve adequate fiscal decentralization.

The main objective of this roundtable is to examine and refine recommendations received throughout Urban October on how to best facilitate the financing of the Sustainable Urban Development.


- Master of Ceremony: Mr. Neil Khor, Special Advisor to the UN-Habitat Executive Director, and Director,

External Relations, Knowledge and Innovation

- Moderator: Mr. Dyfed Aubrey, Senior Human Settlements Officer and Lead, SDG Cities, UN-Habitat


1. Mr. Hootan Yazhari, Chief Investment Officer, United World Infrastructure and EarthTag Technologies

2. Ms. Alice Charles, Director, Cities, Planning and Design, ARUP

3. Mr. Christian Kunz, Chief Strategy, Innovation & Ventures Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre


4. Mr. Güzhan Gülay, Assistant General Manager, Borsa İstanbul, Türkiye

5. Hon. Manuel de Araújo, Mayor of Quelimane, Mozambique

Showcase on Financing Sustainable Urban Development

• Mr. Dinesh Nambiar, Chairman Lendlease Malaysia