UChicago Urban and the Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development invite you to:
Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Convening of UN Habitat III
Where: The University of Chicago's Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637
When: March 31, 2016, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Free and open to the public; REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Keynote address from Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Download the full agenda and speaker list HERE.
8:30- 9:00 am Breakfast is Available
9:00- 9:30 am Welcome
9:30- 11:00 am Investing In People and Communities For Upward Mobility
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15 -12:30 pm Securing Housing Options For All
12:30- 12:45 pm Break
12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch Keynote
1:30-1:45 pm Break
1:45- 3:00 pm Responding To Shocks And Building Resilience
3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-4:30 pm The Role Of Big Data In Shaping Regional Policy
4:30-4:45 pm Concluding Remarks
4:45-5:30 pm Reception
Habitat III is the short name for the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. The UN convened the Habitat I conference in 1976 in Vancouver, Canada; this sparked an international conversation on urban issues. Twenty years later, at the Habitat II conference in Istanbul, Turkey, world leaders adopted the Habitat Agenda as a global action plan to create adequate shelter for all. The third convening, Habitat III, will take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016; the goal of Habitat III is to write a New Urban Agenda, a document that will be a roadmap for sustainable urban development for cities across the globe.
"Learning From the City" will be one of five convenings co-hosted by HUD across the United States with civic, governmental, educational, and philanthropic partners. The convening has three goals:
1) To provide an open forum to scholars, practitioners, philanthropy, students, and thought leaders for the sharing of local challenges and lessons learned in the last 20 years since Habitat II;
2) To stimulate dialogue about connections between local and global challenges, and uplift local practices to inform the U.S. policy agenda.
3) To strengthen connections among urban development practitioners, scholars, and funders across the Midwestern region.
The convening will consist of panel discussions and keynote speakers focused on four themes: Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, Securing Housing Options for All, Responding to Shocks and Building Resilience, and The Role of Big Data in Shaping Regional Policy.
The audience and participants at the convening will include scholars from the Midwest region along with policymakers, community development practitioners and advocates, and members of the philanthropic community, students and the next generation of urban development practitioners, as well as interested members of the public.
Register here; the event will be free and open to the public.
Featured speakers include:
Marisa Novara, Metropolitan Planning Council
Theaster Gates, Director Arts + Public Life, Office of the Provost and Professor, University of Chicago
Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Economic Development, Cook County
Susana Vasquez, Vice-President Strategic Initiatives & Resource Development, IFF
Caroline Goldstein, Acting Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson, City of Gary, IN
Robin Snyderman, Principal, BRicK Partners LLC
Nonie Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, All Chicago
Robert Chaskin, Professor and the Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the School of Social Service Administration, Director, Urban Network
Anne Houghtaling, Board President, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance
Bob Dean, Deputy Executive Director for Planning, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Ari Simon, Vice President, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, The Kresge Foundation
Anika Goss-Foster, Executive Director, Detroit Future City (DNC)
Mayor John Dickert, Racine, WI
Michael Pagano, Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The University of Illinois at Chicago
Mark Templeton, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
Ianna Kachoris, Senior Program Officer, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Brenna Berman, Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology, Commissioner and CIO
Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, Director, CommunityRx and Founder, NowPow
Geoff Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University
Shawn Bucholtz, Director, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Tom Owens Family Foundation