MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Teleconference: What to look for at the World Urban Forum (WUF7)
Cities already house half of the world’s population and are expected to add an additional 75 million people each year. The rapid growth of cities, especially in the developing world, presents enormous opportunities and challenges to ensure that growth is equitable and sustainable.
The upcoming World Urban Forum (WUF7), organized by UN-HABITAT, will address the ways cities can become more sustainable and livable for all residents.
On Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m. EST, experts from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and its EMBARQ sustainable transport and urban development initiative will host a press teleconference on what to expect at WUF7. With equitable development the theme of this year’s conference, our experts will explain how urban design is a fundamental part of equity because poor and underprivileged people are disproportionately impacted by bad planning choices. We will also highlight case studies from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, and answer questions about the conference themes.
Press teleconference on the World Urban Forum (WUF7)
- Manish Bapna, World Resources Institute, Executive Vice President and Managing Director
- Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ, Director of Research and Practice
- Robin King, EMBARQ, Director of Urban Development and Accessibility
- Adriana Lobo, EMBARQ Mexico, Director
Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm EST
Questions? Contact Daniel at +1 (202) 729-7769
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