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European Habitat to discuss the challenges of Sustainable Housing in Liveable Cities

How to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all? How to reduce the impact of the housing sector on the environment? How to make the most of technological developments to make cities really “smart” and improve the quality of life of their inhabitants? What are the regional priorities for the New Urban Agenda in the pan-European region? These will be some of the questions discussed at “European Habitat”, the Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting taking place from 16-18 March 2016 in Prague.

The Prague Declaration, to be adopted at the end of the conference, will summarise policy recommendations reflecting the consensus reached at the regional level. It will be considered as official input to the Habitat III process.   

During the European Habitat, UNECE in cooperation with partner organisations, including UN-Habitat, OHCHR, ITU, member States and Pan-European housing and urban networks, will organise a number of side events. Please join us for discussions on affordable and energy efficient housing, sustainable urban development and smart cities.

16 March 2016

UNECE/UN-Habitat side event on, Implementation of the 2030 development agenda and achieving the SDGs towards the New Urban Agenda

Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 12:30 to 14:00
Venue: Club H (first floor), Prague Congress Center

UNECE/ITU side event on, Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities for the New Urban Agenda

Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 16:00 to 17:30
Venue: Club H (first floor), Prague Congress Center

17 March 2016

UNECE/Government of Albania side event on, Energy efficient and affordable housing for low-income population                                                      

Date: 17 March 2016
Time: 12:30 to 14:00
Venue: Club D (first floor), Prague Congress Center

UNECE/UN-Habitat side event on, Emerging trends and challenges to sustainable urban development in the CIS countries                                                      

Date: 17 March 2016
Time: 12:30 to 14:00
Venue: Club H (first floor), Prague Congress Center

UNECE/UN-Habitat/OHCHR side event on, Addressing housing affordability issues in the UNECE Region in the context of economic, financial and migration crises 

Date: 17 March 2016
Time: 17:30 to 18:00
Venue: Meeting Hall IV (second floor), Prague Congress Center

For more information on the events, please contact:  housing.landmanagement@unece.org