The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are pleased to invite you to an event entitled
“The Role of Technology. Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development.”
United Nations Headquarters, New York
20 June 2018 (9 AM – 6 PM) Conference Room 2
This conference will examine the impact of technology on cities now and in the future. It will look at how advancing technology can be used to achieve the sustainable development goals related to cities and implement the New Urban Agenda. The advent of driverless cars, automation, artificial intelligence and infinite data will play an increasing role in defining the future of urban living and its sustainability.
This conference aims to showcase good examples of how advanced technology can improve urban sustainability now and in the future. It will also analyze challenges and opportunities of the trends of how advanced technology is shaping cities in its three panels. Ideas and prognostications will inform policies and actions designed to make better cities for all.
The keynotes and panelists of the three panels represent a broad spectrum of technologists, government officials, business executives, urbanists, planners, and academics, among them:
H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, C.E.O., The Talal-Abu-Ghazaleh Organization.
Mr. John Paul Farmer, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft.
Ms. Sarah Williams, Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning; Director, Civic Data Design Lab, MIT School of Architecture and Planning.
Ms.Zena Ali-Ahmad Director Regional Office for Arab StatesUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
Ms. Michele Zaoui, Chief Architect, City of Paris, France.
Ms. Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, New York City Department of City Planning (DCP).
9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Opening Session
11:00 AM Dialogue Session 1: Emerging Technology
1:00 PM Speakers Luncheon
3:00 PM Dialogue Session 2: Technology and Cities
4:30 PM Dialogue Session 3: Political Will and the Future of Cities
5:45 PM Closing
UN Security Rules
Please, read carefully the following information:
All visitors to the United Nations Headquarters require a UN security pass to enter the building. This security pass is name specific and will be obtained after completion of the registration form. Please bear in mind that first and last names must exactly match government-issued photo ID (English characters only).
NOTICE: To process UN security passes, registration will close at 1:00 pm EST on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
No last minute registrations will be accepted given a UN Holiday on June 15. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
The ticket pick-up will be available in front of United Nations Visitors Entrance (46th Street and 1st Avenue) on Wednesday, June 20 from 8:30 am to 9:50 am EST. Present your government-issued photo ID and receive your security pass.
All visitors to the United Nations require a valid government-issued photo identification to enter UN Headquarters. Photo identification must be original (photographs or photocopies are not accepted) and can include a passport, driver's license or national identity card.
Security screening is required for entrance to United Nations Headquarters. Please arrive at least 60 minutes before the event time.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your reservation may not be honored.
The use of photography (personal cameras, camera phones) is permitted, but video recording is not.
Please note that large bags and backpacks are not permitted and that there are no luggage storage facilities available.
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