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Organized by the Cities Alliance, CDIA, the GIZ Inclusive Cities Partnership Programme, the GIZ Inclusive Metropolitan Environments for the Urban Poor Project, and the GIZ Sector Network Governance Asia, the event was attended by representatives from eight countries including governments at the national and subnational levels, public agencies, civil society, community-based organizations, development financing agencies, and academia to discuss case studies on inclusive approaches in Asian cities and metropolitan regions.
The diverse participants shared their respective approaches and solutions to face the challenges towards developing sustainable and inclusive cities. The workshop specifically focused on the social and economic well-being of the urban poor and on questions of the accessibility in face of accelerated urban growth. The event deliberate on three thematic areas namely: (1) Assigning the Right to the City for the Urban Poor – Facilitating National Urban Policy and City Governance, (2) Planning, Programming and Monitoring Framework for Addressing Informality, and (3) Inclusive Infrastructure and Alternative Approaches for Upgrading of Low Income Neighborhoods.
The working groups came up with a set of Recommendations for the New Urban Agenda and Habitat III process leading to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.