World Urban Forum 7

At the World Urban Forum 7  in Medellin, Colombia, the Center was represented by CoAD Dean Urs Gauchat and then Center Director Tom Dallessio. In a session on April 7th organized by the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, Dean Gauchat moderated a panel on Smart Cities and Director Dallessio served as a panelist. The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization represents a collaboration with the UN, professional, academic, and other institutions organized to promote frameworks for sustainable development and exchanges of best practices with a new found optimism about our urban future. The Consortium is committed to support the UN Habitat Agenda and Goals 7 and 8 of the Millennium Development Goals through bringing together the different stakeholders of UN member countries for conferences and dissemination of innovative policies and solutions applicable to both developing and developed regions of the world. Its programs are meant to appeal to a broad audience that includes central and local governmental authorities, NGOs, planning and design professionals, academicians, the private sector, students, and the general public. SMART CITIES Announcement Final JM Smart Cities Introduction Urs slides Smart City_ Singapore SMART CITIES