Our young cities of tomorrow: How can we ensure their resilience today?

60 per cent of all urban dwellers will be under the age of 18 by 2030. The city of the future will be young, how can we ensure its resilience today?

In partnership with CDKN and FFLA we would like to invite you to our side event on youth and inclusive cities at the Sustainable Cities Campus of the Municipality of Quito running parallel to the Habitat III Conference on Tuesday 18 October at 16:30.

The future of our cities will be young: in 2030, 60 per cent of the urban population is projected to be under the age of 18. At the same time, urbanisation and climate change will be important drivers for urban change. What can we do today to ensure the resilience of our young cities of tomorrow?

Habitat III has been called the first implementation conference of Agenda 2030. This is the time to discuss the enabling conditions that will allow for inclusive and climate-resilient cities. In this event, we would like to put the youth at the centre of the discussion on resilient cities and generate an avid exchange among international actors from different sectors, countries and viewpoints.

The results of the discussion will be used to inform the implementation of the New Urban Agenda by generating specific agreements on the enabling conditions necessary to ensure the youth’s role in the construction of resilient cities. We would like to invite youth, representatives of local and national government, citizens, representatives of civil society to join in the conversation!

Event Details

  • Speakers: Youth Representative (elected during the Youth Assembly on Oct 15) I Daniel Walden, Senior Programme Specialist, Emergencies, UNICEF UK I Dan Chan, Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth
  • Moderator: Marianela Curi, Executive Director, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA)
  • Venue: Sustainable Cities Campus of the Municipality of Quito, Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo (walking distance from Habitat III venue).
  • Date & Time: Tuesday 18 October, 16:30-18:30.

This event will be held in English and Spanish (with translation).