IHS events at the World Urban Forum

IHS

Just days ahead of the World Urban Forum, we're very glad to meet up with an impressive amount of urban professionals and we look forward to - once more - hosting a few events of our own during this week-long urban conference. Below you can see an overview of IHS activities, so you can know where to find us if you attend WUF 10.

Firstly, you can visit the IHS exhibition booth, located in hall 9, booth 71. Our staff will be happy to meet you and give you information about our latest work, education programmes and projects around the world. IHS will be represented at WUF by Carley Pennink, Jan Fransen, Charmae Nercua, Remco Vermeulen, Jean Paul Corten and IHS Alumni International board members Mansi Jasuja, Yanu Ramirez and Justin Hyatt. 

If you'd like to visit one of our events, you can choose from:

Heritage beyond history 
Towards a sustainable and inclusive historic urban core

Networking event
Sunday, 9th of February, 14:00-16:00, in Hall 3

This session addresses the tension between urbanization, cultural heritage and innovation. How to adapt the fragile historic urban core to current social needs? How to prevent the much valued historic urban core to become the exclusive domain of the tourist and the gentry?

Who is afraid of theory of change?
Innovative planning tools for project formulation with sustainable impact

Training event
Monday, 10th of February, 9:30-12:30, 
Capital Suites, 1st Floor, Room CS1

This training demystifies the meaning and application of Theory of Change and shows how the approach can build on commonly used planning tools. Using a case study, and innovative, commonly used and common-sense tools for analysis and decision making, the trainers will guide the participants through the application of the tools in the formulation of the case of a cultural and natural heritage project.

Celebrating cultural diversity through urban leadership
IHS Alumni International Urban Professional and Youth Awards

Networking event
Monday, 10th of February, 14:00-16:00, Room 12, Hall 3,

IHS Alumni International Urban Professional and Youth Awards are an initiative of IHS Alumni International, aimed at recognising individuals and/or institutions from around the world who contribute to urban management and development, through outstanding initiatives and innovative practices. These awards take place every two years. This networking event includes an interactive session connecting attendees with IHS Alumni and awardees.

Creative cities are safer cities

Networking event
Monday, 10th of February, 16:30-18:30, Room 20, Hall 3

The main objective of this event is to share and generate knowledge in addressing urban safety in African Cities in a human design centred way. In a world café format, we will discuss how to improve safety in informal settlements in Nairobi and Durban. We will explore the role of creativity and stimulating frugal innovation in order to come up with creative yet concrete ideas. The discussed research and perspectives are input for an upcoming urban challenge.

Events by IHS Alumni at WUF

IHS Alumni, India Chapter are participating at WUF as part of the local organisation "National Mission for Clean Ganga", Ministry of Jal Shakti

Along with the side event “Ganga: Re-connecting River, City and People”, NMCG is also hosting an exhibition with the goal of sharing their mission of Rejuvenating Rivers, their journey with River Ganga and their initiatives in urban planning for river-based cities. The events will be centered around the natural & cultural heritage and unique opportunities that river-based cities posses. You can visit NMCG at their exhibition Stall, in Hall No. 8, Booth No. 4.

Please find more information on these events in the document below.