Sustainable Development Goals
Urban National Forum - Better future of urban settlements in the context of new public policies in the Republic of Serbia
Considering the 11th World Urban Forum which will be held in Katowice, Poland in June 2022, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities – Association of Towns and Municipalities of Serbia, Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinatorin Serbia and United Nations Human Settlements Programme – UN Habitat organizes the National Urban Forum to be held in April 2022 in Belgrade. The National Urban Forum, which, among other things, prepares national actors for participation in the world forum, will gather many participants from the public and private sectors, academia, research institutions, civil society, economy, international institutions, and foreign participants.
About the event
The aim of the forum is to review key topics and activities in the field of urban development, as well as other policies within the ministry that have synergies with urban development policy: National Housing Strategy, Long-Term Strategy to Encourage Investment in Renovation of the National Building Fund (Energy Efficiency) and National Architectural Strategy. A special focus within the plenary session of the forum will be on the directions for the revision of the Urban Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia, while parallel sessions will discuss special aspects of urban development through key topics supported by the mentioned public policies: Green Agenda and Urban Development, Quality (of architecture) and built environment, and Sustainable Housing. Special attention will be paid to the role of young people, women, and other vulnerable social groups in urban development, and also to the importance of exchanging experiences in the field of urban development at the macro-regional level, in Europe and globally.
Conceived in this way, the National Urban Forum contributes to the establishment of a broader dialogue to better formulate and implement public policies in the field of urban development, housing, architecture, and energy efficiency, and for the forum participants to gain insight and opportunity to contribute to better formulation and implementation. The National Urban Forum aims to contribute to urban settlements in Serbia being as sustainable, inclusive, resilient, and safe as possible, all with the aim of transforming our urban settlements for a better future, which is the theme of the Eleventh World Urban Forum.
Draft agenda of the forum can be found at the link.
Registration for the event is mandatory, via the following link.