The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft and the Global Urban Lab are organising the second series of the Urban Thinkers Campus, in partnership with the World Urban Campaign and UN-Habitat to discuss issues of urban development in the Global South.
This is the second instalment of a three-part event titled 'The New Urban Normal: Urban Sustainability and Resilience Post COVID19', where we invite scholars to reflect on the changes produced by the COVID19 pandemic on the organisation, sustainability and resilience of cities, with particular emphasis on the Global South.
In this instalment, an expert from the European Commission discusses the Green Deal for Europe and two activists from the UK discuss the UK Green New Deal and connect post-COVID-19 urban development to a green, more socially inclusive and just recovery that leaves no one behind.
Sander Happaerts is a policy analyst on sustainable growth at the European Commission’s Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy. He is responsible for environmental and climate issues, and works with other Commission services to integrate environmental objectives into cohesion policy investments across the EU. Before joining the Commission, Sander worked as a research manager and lecturer on sustainability transitions and environmental policy at KU Leuven (Belgium).
Robert Magowan is a policy advisor and writes on green politics and economics. He is formerly Policy Development Co-Coordinator for the Green Party of England and Wales, sits on the Core Group of Green House think tank and is an organiser with Green New Deal UK. He has a Master in Governance and Economics by the University of Leiden.
Julian Siravo is an architect and urban designer working in the policy and think tank world. He coordinated the design and urban research work of the UK-based Think Tank Common Wealth, a Think Tank that focuses on developing forms of democratic ownership and transforming how the economy operates and for whom. At Common Wealth he is busy turning green policy into design questions.
This instalment was moderated by Costanza La Mantia, architect and urbanist, activist, former researcher at Wits University in Johannesburg, Former Senior Urban Planner at the UN-Habitat Urban Planning and Design Lab, now Technical Advisor to Rwanda Housing Authority and Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure (for the World Bank).
Our first instalment, 'Perspectives from the Global South', took place on 17 JUN 2020, with speakers from TU Delft, NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Minsk Urban Platform, University of São Paulo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
UN-HABITAT TU Delft Global Initiative
Please visit the Global Urban Lab website for more information: http://www.globalurbanlab.org