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Friday, October 23 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Habitat III: Setting the New Urban Agenda

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In a globally coordinated effort to address the challenges and opportunities of urban dwellers through a shared urban agenda, the United Nations will convene in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016 for Habitat III. This global conference convenes every 20 years to plot the progress of urbanization. Joined by diverse voices from civil society, this session will explore how non-governmental entities like MAS must play a role in informing this agenda. This session will provide a preview to a full day event that immediately follows this year’s Summit—The Urban Thinkers Campus: Road Map to the City We Need, co-hosted by MAS and The New School on Saturday, October 24. For more information, please visit: http://mas.org/urbanthinkerscampus.

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Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, FAICP, RTPI (hon)

Former MAS Chair; MAS Director; Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Eugenie Birch is Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Chair of the Graduate Group of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research; and Co-Editor, City in the 21st Century series, University... Read More →
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Katia Araujo

Director of Programs, Community Resilience, Land and Housing, Huairou Commission
Katia Araujo holds an MA in International Affairs, concentrating in Governance and Human Rights, from The New School. She provides leadership in the realization of the Huairou Commission’s mission through strategic planning with member organizations for the development of programs... Read More →
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Jane Katz

Director of International Affairs and Programs, Habitat for Humanity International
Jane Katz is Director of International Affairs and Programs in Habitat for Humanity International’s Washington D.C. Office of Government Relations and Advocacy, where she works on global housing policies and advocacy issues and manages the Global Housing Indicators initiative. Previously... Read More →
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Ana B. Moreno

Habitat III Secretariat Coordinator, United Nations
Graduate in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Journalism, both degrees by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she has coordinated the last two sessions of the World Urban Forum in Naples (2012) and in Medellin (2014). Moreno has been Communications Advisor at the Ministry of... Read More →
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Janice Perlman

Founder and President, Mega-Cities Project
Dr. Janice Perlman is an urban scholar, practitioner and advisor. Her recent book, Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro (Oxford University Press) is based on her longitudinal study of migrants and squatters starting in 1969.  It follows upon her seminal 1976... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
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