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The Role of Technology: Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development


This conference will examine the impact of technology on cities now and in the future. It will look at how advancing technology can be used to achieve the sustainable development goals related to cities and implement the New Urban Agenda. The advent of driverless cars, automation, artificial intelligence and infinite data will play an increasing role in defining the future of urban living and its sustainability.

This conference aims to showcase good examples of how advanced technology can improve urban sustainability now and in the future. It will also analyze challenges and opportunities of the trends of how advanced technology is shaping cities in its three panels. Ideas and prognostications will inform policies and actions designed to make better cities for all. The keynotes and panelists of the three panels represent a broad spectrum of technologists, government officials, business executives, urbanists, planners, and academics.

View the full agenda here.

Please note that the registration deadline for this event is midnight, June 10, 2018.

Organized by
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU); AIA New York
Wednesday, 6/20
9am to 6pm
United Nations Headquarters
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