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Event track:
The Anthropocene: An urban planet

Join us as a panel from the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) project research and practice community reflects on experiences from over a decade of project operations. Panelists will share stories of urbanization and environmental challenges (and opportunities!) unique to the Americas, India and China, Asia-Pacific/SE Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The discussion will focus on co-production of knowledge for just and livable cities, climate adaptation and resilience planning efforts, the need for human rights linked to water governance, and much more. Finally, there will be an open dialogue with the audience to explore how research-policy-practice communities can better connect and produce innovative solutions to implement the New Urban Agenda across regions.

Audience: researchers, policymakers, practitioners and anyone interested in exploring sustainable urbanization solutions in light of a changing global environment


Rimjhim Aggarwal, Arizona State University, USA (panelist)
Corrie Griffith, UGEC Project, USA (moderator, speaker)
Darryn McEvoy, Climate Change Adaptation Program, RMIT University, Australia, (panelist)
Patricia Romero Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA (panelist)
Shuaib Lwasa (Makerere University, Uganda)
David Simon, Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg, Sweden (panelist)

Contact:Mark Watkins, UGEC Project Coordinator: mark.watkins@asu.edu


Where to find us

The exhibition will take place at the National Assembly, 300 meters from Parque del Arbolito and the main conference venue, La Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion.”

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Image Credits:
Header image is a modified and cropped version of Old town of Quito by Simon Matzinger under CC - Some rights reserved.
Header image is a modified and cropped version of And when I go there, I go there with you... by Scipio under CC NC - Some rights reserved. Areal Photography via USGS's Landsat program, through the earth explorer interface.