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Workshop on Smart Sustainable City Tirana

26 - 30 September 2022
Polis University Tirana Albania

In person with possible online participation

The workshop aims to support learning about the key challenges cities face in their efforts to implement global and regional agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing; and about cities’ actions to address the urban challenges at local level. The workshop addresses two themes: first, challenges of sustainability at the city level: and second, smart sustainable solutions to urban challenges. Under the first theme, the participants will examine the key challenges urban environments face adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the second theme, emerging solutions in place or under development to address such challenges will be presented and discussed.

The workshop is organized from 26 to 30 September 2022 at University of POLIS in Tirana, Albania, as part of the Tirana Architecture Weeks 2022 (Tirana, 26 September – 8 October 2022). The workshop is organized by the Polis University Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development which hosts the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Centre of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Settlements; the city of Tirana; and the UNECE Forests, Land and Housing Division, in cooperation with UN-Habitat.