Caribbean Urban Forum 2013 Print

The 3nd annual Caribbean Urban Forum 2013: (R)Evolution (CUF 2013) will be held from 13-15 March 2013 at the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre. Port of Spain, Trinidad. CUF 2013 is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Society of Planner (TTSP) under the auspices of the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean Urban Forum is one of a series of regional events organized by the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM), in association with the CARICOM Secretariat.

The first Caribbean Urban Forum was held in Georgetown, Guyana in April 2011, and brought together official delegates and professional planning practitioners from nine CARICOM member states, Canada, the United States and the Netherlands. Participants endorsed a Caribbean Urban Agenda and advanced preparations for the launch of a regional association of professional planners. The 2011 meeting also initiated a dialogue on a joint research and policy agenda and the technical requirements for urban management in the Region. The second Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF2012), Jamaica in March 2012 had participation from 140 urban professions including representatives from eleven CARICOM Member States as well as international participants. CUF2012 advanced discussions on the Caribbean Urban Agenda, showcased examples of good planning and urban management practice from across the Caribbean, served as the launch pad for the Caribbean Planners' Association (CPA) and solidified the Region's position on urban aspects of the green economy in preparation for Rio + 20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in June 2012.

CUF 2013 seeks to:

  1. Examine the region's status on the urban aspects of the green economy post Rio +20.
  2. Update the evolving Caribbean Urban Agenda emanating from CUF 2011 and CUF 2012.
  3. Highlight the importance of local governance in finding solutions to urban development challenges.
  4. Discuss how heritage and culture can be used to stimulate urban revitalisation.
  5. Review professional planning practice and education across the Caribbean.
  6. Convene the second general meeting of the Caribbean Planning Association (CPA).

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the conference, submit a paper and /or participate in the exhibitions. The attached flyer gives details with respect to registration. Contact Christina Hovey at the CNULM (Trinidad) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 1-868-662-2002 ext. 83682, or Marie Hinds, Senior Land Use Planner, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 1-868-374-9816 for further information.

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