Urban Economy Forum

In September 2015, the General Assembly of United Nations adopted Resolution 70/1 titled, "Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," which is comprised of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets. When defining the Sustainable Development Goals, cities are noted as a critical element in realizing these goals to fruition as simply because the world is becoming increasingly more urbanized. Goal 11 focuses on sustainable cities and communities and addresses issues and challenges that affect the quality of life in all human settlements. To this end, the New Urban Agenda was approved during the October 2016 Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, and envisions a bright horizon for the future city with #Envision2030.

Resources play a critically t role in achieving the SDG's, to achieve substantial sustainable development. The symbioses among development resources directly influences all dimensions of urban planning and management. It is, therefore, safe to say that urban economics is vital and essential in city development. It provides a transparent assessment of economic status and the financial capability of municipalities while offering much insight into the state of productivity and financial capacities of cities. These broad issues are all subsumed under the flag of municipal finance and urban economy. Consequently, it is necessary that we bring together the public sector, the private sector and civil society in one place in a attempt to establish a functional, sustainable and wide-reaching system for networking.

Urban Economy Forum is creating channels of dialogue to monitor, assess and improve sustainable development goals and objectives within the domain of cities and other human settlements. Urban economics has real and substantial effects on the quality of life.It is regarded as a new market for financial institutions and banks based on economic frameworks and indices. Simply, Urban Economy Forum attempts to establish a dialogue through vast international networks alongside engagement of the UN and other international organizations so that it can aid municipalities in recognizing parameters of urban economy and municipal finance and guide them to enhance their capacity to achieve sustainable urban economy o realize SDGs in urban cities and er human settlements.

Mission

• To work alongside financial and professional institutions for the development of an index on the status of urban economics in cities.

• To create indices as a tool of assessment that can be showcased among municipalities and development organizations.

• To collaborate with financiers and bankers to identify development capacities and economic opportunities.

• To create a platform for financial professionals to showcase their innovative financial tools that are available and ready for global markets.

• To organize and facilitate a public conference with influential city leaders, bank managers, and financial institutions as a platform to discuss the global urban economy. The discussions will explore the challenges, opportunities, capacities and new approaches for realization of sustainable development goals.

Goals

Urban Economy Forum (UEF) is a non-profit organization with a primary focus to develop urban economies and at national and global levels. Specifically, the objectives of UEF are as follows:

• UEF will make concentrated efforts to introduce the International City Leaders Platform for Municipal Finance and Urban Economy (ICLP) and undertake the development of CLP activities when applicable.

• UEF will define and develop collaborations and partnerships with other UN-Habitat Divisions by introducing scientific and executive products of UN-Habitat in the Canadian and international community.

• Given the importance of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UEF will promote and aid in the implementation of NUA and SDGs.

UEF will identify l new initiatives and programs and propose them to he UN, local and central governments based on its vast capacities with ICLP, UN-Habitat, partner universities, academic centers, and international organizations

The Urban Economy Forum will engage the Canadian network as its high-ranking council. The UEF High-Ranking Council aims to enhance the relationship between UN-Habitat and the Canadian Community on subject matters pertinent to urban economy and municipal finance. .

Vision

• To develop foundational content regarding sustainable urban economy practices for municipalities and development organizations. The material will cover capacities and theoretical foundations to identify sustainable development frameworks that will enhance knowledge on city life values, culture, civilization, and environment..

• To establish reliable and vertically integrated relationships between financial institutions and development organizations on the basis of promoting urban economics and municipal finance.

• To create an influential network consisting of city leaders who are instrumental in furthering urban economics. Equipped with the latest technologies, this network will be advantageous in activating capacities and promoting the discourse of sustainable urban economics.

• To establish municipal finance as a necessary element, and supporting the development of tools, mechanisms, and structures for success.

• To solidify Urban Economy Forum as one of the premier platform, both locally and on the international stage, which will bring together key players including mayors, bankers, managers, and financial and investment institutions. Urban Economy Forum is meant to embody an active economic entity, which paves the way for the implementation of various measures for development.

• To define mechanisms and indices which can be used to develop reports on the status of urban economics, referenced internationally.

In September 2015, the General Assembly of United Nations adopted Resolution 70/1 titled, "Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," which is comprised of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets. When defining the Sustainable Development Goals, cities are noted as a critical element in realizing these goals to fruition as simply because the world is becoming increasingly more urbanized. Goal 11 focuses on sustainable cities and communities and addresses issues and challenges that affect the quality of life in all human settlements. To this end, the New Urban Agenda was approved during the October 2016 Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, and envisions a bright horizon for the future city with #Envision2030.

Resources play a critically t role in achieving the SDG's, to achieve substantial sustainable development. The symbioses among development resources directly influences all dimensions of urban planning and management. It is, therefore, safe to say that urban economics is vital and essential in city development. It provides a transparent assessment of economic status and the financial capability of municipalities while offering much insight into the state of productivity and financial capacities of cities. These broad issues are all subsumed under the flag of municipal finance and urban economy. Consequently, it is necessary that we bring together the public sector, the private sector and civil society in one place in a attempt to establish a functional, sustainable and wide-reaching system for networking.

Urban Economy Forum is creating channels of dialogue to monitor, assess and improve sustainable development goals and objectives within the domain of cities and other human settlements. Urban economics has real and substantial effects on the quality of life.It is regarded as a new market for financial institutions and banks based on economic frameworks and indices. Simply, Urban Economy Forum attempts to establish a dialogue through vast international networks alongside engagement of the UN and other international organizations so that it can aid municipalities in recognizing parameters of urban economy and municipal finance and guide them to enhance their capacity to achieve sustainable urban economy o realize SDGs in urban cities and er human settlements.

Mission

• To work alongside financial and professional institutions for the development of an index on the status of urban economics in cities.

• To create indices as a tool of assessment that can be showcased among municipalities and development organizations.

• To collaborate with financiers and bankers to identify development capacities and economic opportunities.

• To create a platform for financial professionals to showcase their innovative financial tools that are available and ready for global markets.

• To organize and facilitate a public conference with influential city leaders, bank managers, and financial institutions as a platform to discuss the global urban economy. The discussions will explore the challenges, opportunities, capacities and new approaches for realization of sustainable development goals.

Goals

Urban Economy Forum (UEF) is a non-profit organization with a primary focus to develop urban economies and at national and global levels. Specifically, the objectives of UEF are as follows:

• UEF will make concentrated efforts to introduce the International City Leaders Platform for Municipal Finance and Urban Economy (ICLP) and undertake the development of CLP activities when applicable.

• UEF will define and develop collaborations and partnerships with other UN-Habitat Divisions by introducing scientific and executive products of UN-Habitat in the Canadian and international community.

• Given the importance of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UEF will promote and aid in the implementation of NUA and SDGs.

UEF will identify l new initiatives and programs and propose them to he UN, local and central governments based on its vast capacities with ICLP, UN-Habitat, partner universities, academic centers, and international organizations

The Urban Economy Forum will engage the Canadian network as its high-ranking council. The UEF High-Ranking Council aims to enhance the relationship between UN-Habitat and the Canadian Community on subject matters pertinent to urban economy and municipal finance. .

Vision

• To develop foundational content regarding sustainable urban economy practices for municipalities and development organizations. The material will cover capacities and theoretical foundations to identify sustainable development frameworks that will enhance knowledge on city life values, culture, civilization, and environment..

• To establish reliable and vertically integrated relationships between financial institutions and development organizations on the basis of promoting urban economics and municipal finance.

• To create an influential network consisting of city leaders who are instrumental in furthering urban economics. Equipped with the latest technologies, this network will be advantageous in activating capacities and promoting the discourse of sustainable urban economics.

• To establish municipal finance as a necessary element, and supporting the development of tools, mechanisms, and structures for success.

• To solidify Urban Economy Forum as one of the premier platform, both locally and on the international stage, which will bring together key players including mayors, bankers, managers, and financial and investment institutions. Urban Economy Forum is meant to embody an active economic entity, which paves the way for the implementation of various measures for development.

• To define mechanisms and indices which can be used to develop reports on the status of urban economics, referenced internationally.

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