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IHS at HIII: Academia-a key stakeholder of the New Urban Agenda

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

2015 was a crucial year for the UN, as it resulted in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 2016 brought intense preparations for the Habitat III Conference (H III) that recently took place in Quito, 20 years after the Habitat II in Istanbul.

IHS at HIII: “The need for capacity building is fully acknowledged by the NUA”

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Our Head of Education and Training at IHS - Jan Fransen – is a Senior Urban Development Specialist, who focuses on poverty alleviation and local economic development. Besides lecturing at IHS and in different countries all around the world, Jan’s main duties include also providing technical advisory services to local and national governments. His participation at the Habitat III conference in Quito, this year, brought back broad insights from the urban field.