Caribbean Urban Forum 2020 - Guyana (POSTPONED)

June 10, 2020 - 12:00am to June 12, 2020 - 11:00pm [AST -04:00]

The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is a three day conference designed to address specific policy issues within the Caribbean urban sector. It brings together land use practitioners, policy makers, academics and allied professionals interested in urban and land management issues within the Caribbean in an effort to further advance land use planning and urban management within the Region. The conference not only supports the collaborative efforts of planners in the Caribbean and wider America’s region but across the globe.

The Caribbean Urban Forum which is now in its 6th year is supported by the blueSpace – Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management.

This Caribbean Urban Forum is an annual event that brings together urban planners, municipal managers, environmental experts, policy makers, academics and allied professionals in an effort to address urban issues in the region. Year 2020 is a significant one for the Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 10) since it marks the Forum’s 10th anniversary. The 2020 CUF is being held in Guyana where it first began in 2011.

The selected theme for CUF 10 ‘Urbanization and Urban Policy’ is particularly relevant, given that the Caribbean is one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world. How we manage the process of urbanization will determine if our human settlements will be safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11) and if our countries will achieve targets in the other Sustainable Developmental Goals. There are various understandings of the nature of urbanization and various policies to deal with it. Guyana for example has a Green State Development Strategy that considers an urban future of inclusive and green settlements.

The event will be held between 10th -12th June 2020, with the possibility of pre- and post-conference events. CUF 10 is co-hosted by the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Studies of the University of Guyana and the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management. Local partners include the Guyana Planners Association, Central Housing & Planning Authority and the City Council of Georgetown.

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