A networking event at the UN-HABITAT III Conference organised by the Centre for Policy Research in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Habitat for Humanity, Southern Voice, the French National Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Slum Dwellers International, and UN-HABITAT
‘Think Small, Go Big’ seeks to bring small urban settlements to the forefront of contemporary cross-national urbanisation debates. It will build on research highlighting dispersed and in-situ trends in urbanisation in many countries, as well as the increasing use of non-network arrangements to access basic urban services. It seeks to initiate a discussion on (a) new methodologies to measure urbanisation that allows more coherent cross-country analysis; (b) the role of smaller towns in the future of urbanisation and their characteristic challenges; and (c) non-network models of urban service delivery, with a focus on urban sanitation.
We invite researchers, practitioners, government representatives and policymakers interested in the future of urbanisation to join us in growing a global network of partners working on smaller urban settlements and informal settlements. The network will work as a collaborative platform to share knowledge, information, resources, and solutions.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Details of the networking event on the HABITAT III website.
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