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World Urban Forum 9,  7-13 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur.

During the World Urban Forum, TU Delft launched the report for the Urban Thinkers Campus organised by its Department of Urbanism in June 2017.

EDUCATION FOR THE CITY WE NEED: HOW DO WE TEACH THE NEW URBAN AGENDA?

Integrating the UN-Habitat NEW URBAN AGENDA in higher education curriculums

The side event took place on Tuesday 13 February at the WUF 9 and gathered around 50 people to discuss how higher education institutions can contribute to the implementation of the Mew Urban Agenda. 

This side event presented and discussed results from the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) organised at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology (BOUWKUNDE) in June 2017 on the topic of ‘Education for the City We Need: Integrating the New Urban Agenda in Higher Education Curriculums’.

The objective of this UTC was to discuss how to integrate the New Urban Agenda into higher education and research for the built environment. This UTC had 39 active speakers from academia, the public sector, the civic sector and private companies, and 92 participants from all over the world.

It produced a set of guidelines and teaching points that might help schools around the world structure curricula that embrace the New Urban Agenda, enacted in Quito in October 2016.

The executive report is available here: http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/education-city-we-need-exploring-how-integrate-new-urban-agenda-higher-education-curriculums

TU Delft wishes to partner up with other higher education institutions, local and national authorities, NGOs and business who wish to develop ideas about education, training, capacity building and research for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, especially in areas of water management connected to urbanisation and regional planning, energy efficiency, mobility, housing and slum upgrading strategies.

This side event was both the launching of the UTC report and a networking event for institutions interested in cooperation for education and research for the NUA.

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