Towards a Roadmap for Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region


American University of Beirut

Published on Nov 10, 2014

The Issam Fares Institute’s Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recently held an International Experts Meeting entitled:
Towards a Roadmap for Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region

The International Experts Meeting covered a wide range of different topics connected to the concept of sustainable cities and addressed vital issues such as sustainable transportation and mobility, climate change and resilience, and urban policies and governance. The core aim was to shed light on the need for behavioral change on all levels of urban planning in order to bring about sustainable cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

General themes included:
Governance, Policies and Behavioral Change: Top-Bottom or Bottom-Up Approach
Socio-Economic Impacts of Sustainable and Smart Cities
Sustainable Planning for Cities of Different Scales
Which Sustainable Transportation or Smart Mobility Concepts for MENA countries? Sustainable Cities and Climate Change – Building Resilience and the New Urban Nexus
The Citizen and the City:
Environmental Inclusion, Equity, and Public Spaces

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The Issam Fares Institute’s Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recently held an International Experts Meeting entitled:
Towards a Roadmap for Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region

The International Experts Meeting covered a wide range of different topics connected to the concept of sustainable cities and addressed vital issues such as sustainable transportation and mobility, climate change and resilience, and urban policies and governance. The core aim was to shed light on the need for behavioral change on all levels of urban planning in order to bring about sustainable cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

General themes included:
Governance, Policies and Behavioral Change: Top-Bottom or Bottom-Up Approach
Socio-Economic Impacts of Sustainable and Smart Cities
Sustainable Planning for Cities of Different Scales
Which Sustainable Transportation or Smart Mobility Concepts for MENA countries? Sustainable Cities and Climate Change – Building Resilience and the New Urban Nexus
The Citizen and the City:
Environmental Inclusion, Equity, and Public Spaces

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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