The Global Observance of World Cities Day will take place on 31 October from 09:30a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at City Museum (Museo de la Ciudad) in Quito, Ecuador. The event will be organized by UN-Habitat, the City of Quito and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. This session will include a high-level segment with guest speakers representing UN-Habitat and the host cities, as well as the participation of key note speakers in the field of urban development in a round table discussion dubbed the Urban Talk, which will feature the theme of World Cities Day 2016, Inclusive Cities, Shared Development.
Pre -World Cities Day activities in Quito
World Cities Day Exhibitions at Habitat III – a six day exhibition, running from 15-20 October will be set up in the Habitat III Exhibition in Quito, Ecuador. It will be organized by Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, the Shanghai Municipality People’s Government and in collaboration with UN-Habitat.
World Cities Day Forum – a Networking Event of the Habitat III Conference. The event will take place on 18 October from 4:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m. in MR10 at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana in Quito, Ecuador. Organized by UN-Habitat, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador (tbc), and Shanghai Minicipal People’s Government the Networking Event will have three main segments: A High-Level Segment with presentations from representatives from the four host organizations; the Launch of Shanghai Manual 2016 followed by an Experts Dialogue on the Manual; and Substantive Discussion Session featuring speakers from select associations and academia.
World Cities Day Exhibition at Museo de la Ciudad – a 10 day exhibition, running from 21-31 October will open at the Museo de la Ciudad, organized by UN-Habitat, the City of Quito and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government.