- FIDIC, International Federation of Consulting Engineers
- ACEM, Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia, ASPAC, Asia-Pacific regional grouping of FIDIC associations, EFCA, European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations, FACE, Federation of ASEAN Consulting Engineers, FIDIC partners of raising awareness campaign on urban sustainabilty management, ISOCARP, International Society Of City And Regional Planners, MTPA, Metropolitan and Territorial Planning Agencies global network
Aligning urban commitments and expectations to achieve SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
The New Urban Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and initiatives to improve decision making process such as national urban policies and the ISO international standard for the sustainable management of communities require a reinforced, more integrated supply-side value chain that better complements demand-side requirements coming from local authorities, city administrations, public institutions, and stakeholder groups. These essential features call for a common framework for commitments and future actions so that the main sectors involved in urban projects can harmonise efforts to address how cities and the built environment in general procure, maintain and renovate buildings and service infrastructure over their entire life cycles.
The networking event aims to identify ways to establish and consolidate a joint framework for commitments and future actions through presentations and discussions involving representatives of both the supply-side and the demand-side sectors. The consulting engineering industry's statement of commitments to help achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement will serve as an initial basis for discussion of the types of initiatives that should be considered.
Following overviews of the various ongoing processes to coordinate urban planning and development, breakout groups will review the joint action and tools that are needed to meet urgent sustainable urbanisation challenges in different areas of activity that span housing, industry and essential services at scales ranging from buildings to integrated infrastructure systems.
Consolidation and discussion of breakout reports in the final plenary session will formulate and adopt a roadmap giving the steps for achieving a framework for a joint commitment and, as a first step, a preliminary joint action plan for developing the framework.
Partners in organising the event are FIDIC regional organisations and their member associations together with organisations representing both public and private built environment sectors.