The Charter Cities Institute attended the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland to introduce the idea of charter cities to relevant stakeholders across the field of urbanism as a viable model to meet the numerous challenges and opportunities created by urbanization.
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization. This year’s theme at WUF11 was “Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future,” and CCI, which hosted a booth and held numerous meetings with select stakeholders, was well positioned to provide unique insights and clarity on the future of cities.
While at WUF, CCI was able to further relationships in Zimbabwe and start a relationship with ThinkCity, an impact organization delivering on urban policy advisory, urban projects, and venture building.
About the World Urban Forum
The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. WUF11 is co-organized by UN-Habitat, Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice.