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World Urban Forum | How do European cities tackle inclusiveness?

Note: The World Urban Forum will be held in the city of Katowice, Poland, from 26 - 30 June 2022

How do European cities tackle inclusiveness?

Moderated by Monika Kuffer, Faculty ITC

Whilst many cities and regions have engaged with processes of local implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there is considerable variation in how, and to what extent, communities have tackled the principle of 'Leave No One Behind'. Differences emerge in several dimensions and they translate in distinct operationalizations of this principle which deserves to be highlighted to account for the specific outlook of each city and region. First, results from an assessment aimed at understanding to what extent the principle of “Leaving No One Behind” is featured in European cities’ mission statements towards 2030 and related policies and, when possible, budgets will be featured. Then, among the many dimensions of vulnerability, particular attention will be devoted to extreme poverty related to housing inadequacy and unaffordability. Therefore, the presentation of two other research projects will follow. The first focuses on homelessness and the second on informal settlements in European cities. For both research topics on the local SDG monitoring, data and methods will be highlighted, bringing to the discussion different approaches and fields, as social science, new data and techniques, i.e. remote sensing and earth observations. These inputs and findings will be presented by experts in sustainable development, inequality, housing, statistical and Geospatial data and methods (e.g., earth observations techniques) concerning hard to reach population groups.

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