As the summer rolls on, many urbanists, researchers and policy makers enjoy(ed) their well-deserved summer break. However, as the summer holiday reaches its end, many activities and events slowly start to re-emerge. Habitat III has reached another milestone with the Prepcom 3 event in Surabaya, Indonesia, where the newest draft of the New Urban Agenda was signed. The final event now awaits, as the Habitat 3 Global Conference in Quito (Ecuador) draws near, taking place in November 2016.
The EUKN Secretariat is preparing for the second half of 2016 which will see the continuation of the Leipzig Charter Research and the preparations for a seminar and two policy labs (more information will follow soon). Also, expect our newsletter on the 9th of August. Not a subscriber to our newsletter yet? Sign up here, and stay up-to-date with the main urban milestones, EUKN activities and foremost urban documents.
Other Urban Highlights
The Slovakian EU Presidency is underway, which is a good time as ever to write our reflection on the results of the Dutch EU presidency. Alongside this, the Slovakian Presidency made an energetic start which can be read on their official website.
Another highlight is the European Week of Regions and Cities, which will take place from 10-13 October 2016 in Brussels. Registration for this grand event is now open!