AESOP in GPEAN (Global Planning Education Associations Network) - HABITAT-Uni: Launch of the new Global Urban Lectures season

Published at: 19 June 2020

UN-Habitat’s most popular video series, the Global Urban Lectures, launches its sixth season on Tuesday 23 June.

With over 170,000 views from 65 countries to date, the series of 15-minute video lectures features renowned experts discussing cutting-edge research and practical recommendations on advancing urban sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals in cities.

The sixth series features 10 lectures providing quick and efficient online learning tools for local government officials, students, academics and other urban professionals at a time when meetings and lectures are cancelled. On this occasion, the new season is produced with the support of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, and features several videos addressing topics closely related to climate change and urban resilience.

A new lecture will be released every Tuesday until the end of August and is available, along with the previous seasons of the Global Urban Lectures with additional material at: All the videos are also on UN-Habitat’s youtube channel and you can subscribe to ensure you do not miss any of them.

Release schedule:
• 23 June: Nadine Ibrahim, University of Waterloo - "Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Global Cities"
• 30 June: David Sanderson, University of New South Wales - "Ten takeaways for better urban humanitarian response"
• 07 July: Robin Grossinger and Erica Spotswood, San Francisco Estuary Institute - "Making Nature's City"
• 14 July: Shlomo Angel, New York University - "The anatomy of density"
• 21 July: Sonia Roitman, The University of Queensland - "Gated community development in our cities"
• 28 July: Matthew Carmona, University College London - "The place value"
• 04 August: Angelique Chettiparambil Rajan, University of Reading - "In my Backyard'! Waste and energy in a Circular Economy"
• 11 August: Roberto Rocco, Delft University of Technology - "The Tragedy of the commons and social sustainability"
• 18 August: Cathy Oke, Melbourne University - "Bridging Research and Policy for Climate Action"
• 25 August: Jaideep Gupte, University of Sussex - "Data Driven: How local data and social innovation can help make cities inclusive and safe"

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With kind regards,

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