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81st Session of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management

For sustainable and climate neutral urban development

06 - 09 October 2020
(HYBRID meeting) Room XVII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

 

Room XVII, Geneva, Switzerland

Languages: English, French and Russian

The 81st session of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management took place on 6 to 8 October 2020 and 6 November 2020. The meeting discussed the implementation of key international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter for Sustainable Housing.

 

Detailed programme

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Official documents

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Annotated provisional agenda
ECE/HBP/205

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Report of the Committee on its 81st session (advance copy)
ECE/HBP/206

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Geneva Declaration of the Forum of Mayors 2020
ECE/HBP/2020/1

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Forum of Mayors concept note
ECE/HBP/2020/2

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Activities of the Committee since its 80th session
ECE/HBP/2020/3

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Guidelines on tools and mechanisms to finance Smart Sustainable Cities project: Executive Summary and Summary of Recommendations
ECE/HBP/2020/4

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ECE Protocol on the Evaluation of City Performance against the KPIs for Smart Sustainable Cities
ECE/HBP/2020/5

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From Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities to Voluntary Local Reviews
ECE/HBP/2020/6

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International Fire Safety Standards: Common Principles
ECE/HBP/2020/7

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Draft Terms of Reference of the Real Estate Market Advisory Group for 2021-2022
ECE/HBP/2020/8

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Draft Programme of Work of the Real Estate Market Advisory Group for 2021-2022
ECE/HBP/2020/9

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Preparations for the Ministerial Meeting
ECE/HBP/2020/10

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Guidelines for establishing Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence
ECE/HBP/2020/11

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Guidelines for establishing Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence (Corrigendum)
ECE/HBP/2020/11/Corr. 1

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Executive Summary of the People-Smart Sustainable Cities: A Policy Nexus for a Prosperous, Green and Liveable Future of the ECE Nexus on "Sustainable and smart cities for all ages"
ECE/HBP/2020/12

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Draft Programme of Work of the housing and land management component of the Housing, Land Management and Population Subprogramme for 2021
ECE/HBP/2020/13

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Planning of official publicatons and promotional materials for 2022
ECE/HBP/2020/14

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Information documents

       

Info doc 02 - Programme of the Forum of Mayors 2020

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Info doc 03 - Guidelines on tools and mechanisms to finance Smart Sustainable Cities projects

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Info doc 05 - Smart Sustainable City Profile: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

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Info doc 07 - Smart Sustainable City Profile: Rana, Norway

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Info doc 08 - Smart Sustainable City Profile: Trondheim, Norway

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Info doc 09 - Concept note "#Housing2030 - Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region"

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Info doc 10 - International Fire Safety Standards: Common Principles "Safe Buildings Save Lives"

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Info doc 11 - Nexus flagship publication "People-Smart Sustainable Cities"

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Info doc 12 - Scenario Study on Future Land Administration in the UNECE region to Encourage Strategy Consultations and National Interventions 

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Info doc 13 - Housing for Migrants and Refugees in the UNECE region: challenges and practices

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Presentations

Agenda item 3 - Report on the outcomes of the Forum of Mayors, the roundtable “In Focus: SDG 11” and related recommendations       

Murmansk - Gate to Artic
Andrey Chibis, Murmansk Region, Russian Federation

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Report of the roundtable "In Focus: SDG 11"
Daria Cibrario, Geneva Cities Hub

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Agenda item 4 - Review of the implementation of the programmes of work 2018-2019 and 2020: sustainable and smart cities      
4 (a) Implementation of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities programme      

Review of the Smart and Sustainable City Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Botagoz Kasabek, Digitalisation and State Services Department, City Government of Nur-Sultan

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Sustainable Smart City Profile: Alesund, Norway
Bente Glomset Vikhagen

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Sustainable Smart City Profile: Rana, Norway
Gro Sæten

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Sustainable Smart City Profile: Asker, Norway
Geir Graff, Innovation strategist

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4 (b) Economic Commission for Europe Protocol on the Evaluation of City Performance Against the Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities      

Introduction on approaches to promote evidence-based policies in housing
Christophe Lalande, Housing Lead Specialist at the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, UN-Habitat

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UNECE Protocol on the Evaluation of City Performance Against the Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities
Agata Krause, UNECE Consultant

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Agenda item 5 - SDG Voluntary Local Reviews: measuring progress towards the SDGs at the local level      

Applying evidence-based approach to the development of the Voluntary Local Reviews
Agata Krause, UNECE consultant

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Agenda item 6 - Review of the implementation of the programmes of work 2018-2019 and 2020: on affordable, adequate, energy efficient and healthy housing      
6 (a) Affordable, adequate and healthy housing      

Introduction and an update on the study “#Housing2030 - Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region”
Elena Szolgayova, #Housing2030 Initiative Co-Chair at UNECE,David Orr, #Housing2030 Initiative Co-Chair at Housing Europe, and Julie Lawson, Lead writer

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Housing affordability in the United States
Paige Esterkin, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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6 (b) Energy-efficient housing      

Information on activities of the UNECE Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Scott Foster, Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division

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6(c) Fire safety standards in buildings      

“International Fire Safety Standards: Common Principles”
Gary Strong, IFSS Coalition, RICS

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6(d) Activities of the Real Estate Market Advisory Group      

Activities of the Real Estate Market Advisory Group
Paloma Taltavull de la Paz, Chair of the REM, Spain

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Agenda item 8 - Cross-sectoral cooperation      
8 (a) Review of activities of the Geneva UN Charter Centres for Sustainable Housing and Smart Sustainable Cities       

CoE on Sustainable and Resilient Settlements
Dr. Dritan Shutina, Executive Director, Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development

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Geneva UN Charter of Excellence on Smart Sustainable Cities in Vienna
Lukas Ertl, Head of Innovation and Special Projects, OiER

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Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention at York University
Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Professor, York University; President, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

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UN Charter of Excellence on Sustainable Housing in Tallinn
Anu Sarnet, Coordinator

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Glasgow Urban Laboratory: UNECE Centre of Excellence, UK
Prof. Brian Evans PhD, Head of Urbanism, Glasgow School of Art

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Geneva Centre of Excellence
Alexandre Hedjazi, University of Geneva

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Geneva UN Charter Centres of Excellence on on Sustainable Housing and Smart Sustainable Cities
Maike Salize, UNECE

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8(b) The ECE nexus on “Sustainable smart cities for all ages”      

Secretariat activities on COVID-19 response under the ECE nexus “Smart Sustainable Cities for all Ages”
Maike Salize, UNECE

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Agenda item 9 - Review of the implementation of the programmes of work 2018-2019 and 2020: Land administration and management      

Report on the implementation of the Programme of Work 2018-2019 of the Working Party on Land Administration
Fredrik Zetterquist, WPLA Chair, Sweden

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Preparations of the Twelfth session of the Working Party on Land Administration
Maike Salize, Secretary to WPLA, UNECE

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Agenda item 10 - Review of the implementation of the programmes of work 2018-2019 and 2020: country profiles on urban development, housing and land management      

Information on progress: Country Profiles
Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the Committee

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Agenda item 11 - Programme of work of the housing and land management component of the Housing, Land Management and Population subprogramme for 2021      

Presentation of activities under the programme of work 2021
Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the Committee

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Presentation of proposals for publications planned for 2022
Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the Committee

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Agenda item 14 - Status of extrabudgetary support to the programmes of work 2020 and 2021      

Presentation on the status of extrabudgetary support to the implementation of the programme of work
Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the Committee

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