Activating an All-of-Society Approach to Implementing The Urban Agenda.

The 2018 Urban Conference will follow on from the 2017 event which focused specifically on communication and engaging with urban stakeholders on the content of the IUDF. At this follow up event, the aim is to further embed the IUDF agenda by focusing on what implementation means in practice. A series of sessions will focus on the themes and sub-themes and will be designed so that there are theoretical and evidence-based inputs but also space for thinking through what practical implementations of the IUDF means for the various spheres of government and in different sectors.

The objectives of the conference are as follows:

  • Harvesting Pulling together towards and all of society approach. Mapping what is happening in the urban space, where there are opportunities for collaboration and co-producing effective urban responses.
  • Engaging: Working through what multi-stakeholder engagement looks like in practice. Thinking through creating and generating partnered responses.
  • Mobilising: Talking, reflecting, planning together as a collective towards action. How do we develop individual and collective plans to achieve our long term urban agendas?
  • Monitoring Benchmarking where we are now in order to measure progress over time. Determining what our qualitative and quantitative measures are for determining progress and success..

The SA Urban Conference 2018 will be taking place over the 30-31 October 2018 in Gauteng. The venue is to be confirmed soon.