- City of Chefchaouen, leading the UCLG Forum of Intermediary Cities
- Cities Alliance, Ministry of Urbanism & Housing of Morocco, UN-Habitat, ILO, Association GERES (tbc), Union International of Transport (UITP), UCLG Sections
The World Forum of Intermediary Cities will be held in July 2018 in Chefchaouen (Morocco), and it is conceived as an instrument to monitor the Global Agendas implementation in the Frame of the NUA. This networking event aims at bringing together key actors in the world urban dynamics to exchange on perspectives, expectations and how can the NUA 'spatialize' the Global Agendas, and particularly the SDGs.
Actually, for the UCLG Intermediary Cities Forum the implementation's narrative about the Global Agendas is : generating SDGs for Climate Change and Humankind benefice, to avoid Disasters through 'Rethinking Cities'.
'Rethinking Cities' has to be done from the city and with the city and its people, however it has to be done as well through the National Scale and International scale, to have a comprehensive view on the planet sustainability's impact. The New urban Agenda is therefore a frame that allows to 'spatialize' the other Global Agendas, and to generate policies to facilitate the implementation of the other Agendas in a coherent manner.
The objective of this session is to seek for this coherence through different urban actors from different level of governance and different angles of intervention. This session seeks as well to address the approach that monitoring the implementation in Intermediary Cities should have, and the outcomes that the World Forum should look for.
For that, questions like a National Strategy of Intermediary Cities within the National Urban Policies (like developed by Morocco), as well as Mobility throughout and into Intermediary Cities' territory, and the specific approach when monitoring in Intermediary Cities, will be addressed.