Today, at 6 p.m., Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore, will be speaking at the University of Cape Town. The lecture, “Putting the urban at the heart of the 2030 sustainable development goals,” will be live streamed.
To watch go to http://www.kapuscinskilectures.eu.
About the lecture: The Millennium Development Goals are expiring and need to be replaced with a new set of globally applicable and locally implementable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Climate Change negotiations are stalled and need a more determined and pragmatic approach if run-away impacts are to be avoided. It is clear that a different economic, social and human development path must be established to ensure greater sustainability and inclusion of all citizens into productive economic life and well-being. Cities and regions across the world provide the opportunity to do this.
Africa and Asia are at the centre of the urban, social and economic transitions that the world will witness over the next two decades. It is important that we see political imaginations and leadership from these geographies that address local, regional and global themes.
Aromar Revi is Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India’s prospective independent National University for Research and Innovation, addressing the challenges of urbanisation.
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