Anna Tibaijuka at Sydney Ideas

18 June 2009

Dr Anna Tibaijuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT

Sustainable Urbanisation, Climate Change and the Global Financial Crisis

Welcome by Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor and Principal

Introduction by Associate Professor Anna Rubbo, Faculty of Design Architecture and Planning

Today we are faced with many challenges in our quest for sustainable human settlements but among the most compelling ones are rapid urbanisation, climate change and the global financial crisis. By 2030, three quarters of the world's population is projected to be urban. The bulk of this rapid urban population growth will take place in developing countries, countries which are least able to cope resulting in massive growth of slums and squatter settlements. Dr. Anna Tibaijuka's lecture will discuss these issues with reference to the potential for academic and other partnerships to help address them, and outline the role of UN-Habitat as it relates to the implementation of the Habitat Agenda with the twin objectives of shelter for all and sustainable human settlements development.

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Eastern Avenue Auditorium

Cost: $20/$15/ free for USYD staff and students

Contact: Seymour Box Office

Phone: 9351 7940

Email: 1b411f16283a351a152832770e5d31603206

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