Four ACSP Faculty Named Official Delegates to the 2016 Habitat III Conference in Quito
ACSP has been granted Special Accreditation for Habitat III and has submitted four names for our ACSP delegation to the conference:
- Bruce Stiftel: Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology; former President, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- Annette Kim: Associate Professor and Director, Spatial Analysis Lab, University of Southern California
- Samina Raja: Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo
- Jason Corburn: Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, and is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, on 17-20 October 2016. It is the first United Nations global summit after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It offers a unique opportunity to discuss the important challenge of how cities, towns, and villages are planned and managed, in order to fulfill their role as drivers of sustainable development, and how they can shape the implementation of the new global development goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.