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The objective of the National Urban Forum is to raise the profile of local implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Agenda 2030 at the country level, promoting inclusive debates towards improved sustainable urbanization strategies, policies and programs.

The expected outcomes of the forum are knowledge base building – capacity building, tools and national support for implementation, engagement – a permanent multi-stakeholder platform, awareness raising – putting the local and urban dimensions at the centre of national priorities, and policy advice – elaborating on a National Urban Policy.

This focus of this National Urban Forum will be the multi-stakeholder formulation of a National Urban Policy. It will serve as input to the Governments’ initiatives and be a platform for safeguarding the adequacy and implementation of policy at the local level.


Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment

Kerry Constabile, First Officer 2030 Agenda, UN Secretary General's Office

Jane Reid, National Urban Policy Expert, UN-Habitat

Christer Larsson, Director of City Planning Malmö, INTA, Nordic City Network

Anna Graaf, Sustainability Director White Architects

Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Carlos Dora, Coordinator of Interventions for Healthy Environment, WHO

Regitze Hess, International Federation for Housing and Planning

Peter Wasström, Lantmäteriet

Helena Olsson, SKL International

Shea Hagy, HSB Living Lab/Chalmers University of Technology

The Forum will be held in English as a parallel session of the International Conference “Localizing the Global Agendas”. Participation to the National Urban Forum is upon registration at: http://bit.ly/2raxy3p

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