Nairobi, 15 October 2018 - UN-Habitat and the Directorate General of Human Settlement, Ministry of Public Works and Housing will conduct a capacity building workshop for high-level officials in Indonesian cities to support development of human and institutional capacity to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11). Participants drawn from various cities in Indonesia are heads of sections or heads of departments in their respective central or local governments.

The workshop will promote multidisciplinary approaches to addressing urbanization challenges using context specific tools developed by UN-Habitat. It will introduce Integrated and Holistic Sustainable Urban Development Policy and City Prosperity Index (CPI) concepts, highlight methodologies for addressing specific planning challenge and review case studies illustrating applicability of these approaches.

The overall objective is to mobilize decision-makers and urban practitioners to implement the New Urban Agenda and SDG 11 and to provide a platform for city-to-city exchange and peer-to-peer learning through case studies. It will underscore the importance of evidence-based and data-driven integrated urban management and urban planning and improve capacity to integrate rules and regulations, urban planning and design, and urban finance.

The host city of Surabaya has an impressive track record in implementing replicable urban and environmental sustainability initiatives. The Mayor Ms. Tri Rismaharini was recently awarded the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour in recognition of her efforts in implementing people-centered and inclusive city regeneration.

For further information contact Ms. Zuzana Vuova, Capacity Development Unit, UN-Habitat