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CITYforum

The CITYforum

In 2017 and 2018, LANDac organised the CITYforum, in order to bring together professionals currently working on ways to make investments in urban development more inclusive and sustainable. In the past years, investments intended to help cities grow or become climate-resilient are often designed abroad and may come at the expense of local residents’ needs and wishes. Through the CITYforum expert meeting, LANDac aimed to generate new ideas and new partnerships between those working in the Netherlands and on the ground in cities where investments are taking place.

The CITYforum 2018 Edition

“We are inclined to look back but today we look forward. We need our imagination to develop new plans.”

Investments intended to help cities grow or become climate-resilient are often designed abroad and may come at the expense of local residents’ needs and wishes. ​At the CITYforum, LANDac brought together individuals from 16 organisations working on ways to make investments in urban development more inclusive and sustainable. The meeting facilitated the generation of new ideas and partnerships between those working in the Netherlands and on the ground in cities where investments are taking place. Read the summary report here: LANDac Report — CITYforum Expert Meeting June 2018

The CITYforum 2017 Edition

On 18th and 19th September 2017, a group of experts on urban development joined a multistakeholder meeting in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to discuss new ways to optimise the link between land issues and inclusive urbanisation in Jakarta, Indonesia and Manila, the Philippines. In an era where vast amounts of capital are being directed towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, this coalition came together to reflect on the role of Dutch actors in facilitating and enabling community engagement abroad and to design an agenda for action in the two cities. The report outlines some of the key findings from the meeting, and the future priorities for action.