- International Federation for Housing and Planning
Join International Federation for Housing and Planning for a session on the power of partnerships; the importance of metrics; and the development of indicators of socially sustainable cities and communities.
Partnerships are imperative to the implementation of the NUA and realization of 2030 SDGs. This calls for agile leadership and effective governance structures. This hinges on the actors involved and their competencies and capacities to move beyond 'business as usual', and collaborating and co-creating in new modes and new constellations, which straddle sectors, silos and disciplines.
This networking session offers a forum for developing cross-sectorial and interdisciplinary cooperation between cities and the private sector tackling issues of social sustainability. The session will highlight cross-sectorial partnerships being fostered by IFHP and members of the IFHP Community, seeking to develop indicators on social sustainability.
Indicators: Numbers Talk
Implementation takes indicators of size, scale, scope and level of the challenges at hand. Taking a lead from the business community 'show me the numbers'. When it comes to quantifying sustainability, gauges of environmental impacts and economic consequences exist and are more readily accessible. We are faced with a challenge of putting an overarching measure on social sustainability. This is the aim and ambition of the IFHP Social Cities Index.
To quote Jan Gehl; 'we measure what we care about'. We all care about our own personal social well-being. And as such this is a matter of great consequence and importance to society at large. The social sustainability of cities affects all. And we invite one and all to join in this session on the IFHP Social Cities Index.