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1st Meeting, 84th Session of Committee on Urban…

1st Meeting, 84th Session of Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management
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The eighty-fourth session of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 4 to 6 October 2023. The eighty-fourth session of the Committee will support regional exchange of experiences and good practices on promoting affordable, adequate and climate-neutral housing and inclusive, circular, smart and sustainable cities.
1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda • Doris Andoni (Albania), Chair, UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management • Tatiana Molcean, Executive Secretary, UNECE • Michal Mlynar, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)   Report on the outcomes of the Third Forum of Mayors and related recommendations • Report on the Third Forum of Mayors and its recommendations to the Committee - Ahn Thu Duong, Co-Director, Global Cities Hub, Geneva (Switzerland) Deliberations and decisions by the Committee   Follow-up to the adoption of the San Marino Declaration on principles for sustainable and inclusive urban design and architecture • Urban planning and National Urban Policies - Key challenges towards a better sustainable urban development - Didier Vancutsem, VicePresident, International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe), Brussels, Belgium and Director, ISOCARP Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands• Sustainable and inclusive design in Geneva: examples of the Plage des Eaux-Vives and "Health Protection/Refreshing Spaces" for seniors - Alexandre Hedjazi, Deputy Director, International Affairs; and Senior Lecturer, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland • Naming the public space: a tool for cities to achieve gender inclusion - Frédéric Giraut - Professor and UNESCO Chair, "Naming the World", University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Deliberations and decisions by the Committee  Update on the implementation of the Place and Life in the ECE – A Regional Action Plan 2030  Panel discussion on the implementation of the Regional Action Plan: how countries, cities and other stakeholders support achieving affordable decent housing in an urban context Introduction - Brian Evans, Professor of Urbanism and Landscape and Head of Urbanism, Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK Panellists: • Hristina Odjaklieska, Deputy Minister for Environment and Physical Planning, North Macedonia • Stephanie Fürer, Scientific Associate, Swiss Federal Office for Housing, Switzerland • Veronika Reháková, Director, Housing Policy and Urban Development Department, Ministry of Transport, Slovakia • Peter Kahn, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA • Biljana Filipović Đušić, Chair, THE PEP Steering Committee, Serbia Short break • Vakhtang Lomjaria, Head Municipal Department of Economic Development, Tbilisi city government, Georgia • Svetlana Dogotaru, Chief Architect, Chisinau City Hall, Republic of Moldova • Andres Jaadla, Chairman, Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations; and Member of the European Committee of the Region, Tallinn, Estonia • Roel Janssens, Secretary to the Working Party on Transport Trends and Economics, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE • Diego Aulestia, Head, Human Settlements Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and Caribbean (ECLAC)