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Jenny participates in UNESCO meeting on Urban Network on Culture

On January 12th and 13th 2017, UNESCO held an expert meeting in Paris dedicated to the definition and implementation strategy of HABITAT III orientations on Culture and Urban Heritage.

The two-days seminar gathered eigtheen (18) urban and heritage experts – from UK, Italy, South Africa, USA, Chile, France, China and Turkey – as well as key contributors to the UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development, which was launched in October 2016 in Quito during the HABITAT III Conference.

As regional editor for the area study of Sub-Saharan Africa, Jenny was invited to participate in this reflection centred on the three thematic recommendations of the Global Report – Culture Urban Future, which are 1/ People centred cities are culture-centred spaces; 2/ Quality urban environments are shaped by culture; and 3/ Sustainable cities need integrated policy-making that build on culture.

The discussions looked into and focused on the practicalities of a UNESCO Urban Network on Culture as well as a UNESCO Global Observatory on Urban Culture.

For more information on the historic of Culture for Sustainable Urban Development (Hanghzou Declaration to HABITAT III) see:

To access UNESCO Global Report – Culture: Urban Future:

sbgd278 • January 13, 2017

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