Innovate for cities virtual conference

The Innovate4Cities 2021 virtual conference is an international gathering at the nexus of cities, climate change science and innovation. This groundbreaking meeting is being co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). The conference brings together over 1,000 city leaders, scientists, researchers, innovators, academics, youth and business people to advance pragmatic and action oriented research and science that will help cities reduce their carbon footprint and increase resilience to climate change.

The conference program is built around the core themes of the Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science (GRAA) developed in Edmonton in 2018. Attendees are strongly encouraged to read through the Edmonton proceedings document prior to the conference.

Cities that Work sessions:

Urban solid waste management and super pollutants in emerging cities: Evidence and action for change

Potluck session

IGC speaker: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist

Date: Tuesday, 12th October, 2021

Time slot: 7:00 – 8:30 BST

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Urban agriculture: A sustainable land use for fast-growing cities?

Parallel session

IGC speaker: Victoria Delbridge, Head of Cities that Work Initiative

Date: Tuesday,12th October, 2021

Time slot: 11:40 – 13:10 BST

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Using spatial data for evidence-based city policy in Africa

Parallel session

IGC speaker: Shahrukh Wani, Cities Economist

Date: Wednesday, 13th October, 2021

Time slot: 11:40- 13:10 BST

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The organisation of the Innovate4Cities conference is being led by the Executive Decision and Management Group (EDMG), Scientific and Innovation Steering Committee (SISC) and the Partners’ Network Organising Committee (PNOC).