Creating Sustainable Future City with STI!: A World that Changes by Achieving the SDGs
Optimization of cities where people live is extremely important in light of the forecast that 70 to 75% of the world population will become urban residents in 2050.
Our main argument will be that in order to achieve a sustainable city, SDG 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", a vast range of interconnected issues to tackle with STI within the frame of SDG11 need to be linked up: these include water scarcity (SDG6), energy (SDG7), food security (SDG2) and infrastructure (SDG9) including transportation.
Eminent speakers from Europe, South Africa, Asia, as well as International Organization will get together to discuss about Urban Nexus as a crucial concept for resolving core social problems such as poverty and the deterioration of human wellbeing by also utilizing the power of social sciences.
We would like to make this session ultimately aims to present these outcomes from Science Agora 2017 by incorporating the voice of general publics at the coming UN STI forum which is planned to be held in the summer of 2018.
|Date||16:45-18:00, November 24th(Fri), 2017|
|Venue||MeetingRoomB, 8th Floor|
|Organizer||Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
STI for SDGs Task Team
Friday, November 24th, 2017
16:45 From Organizer & Tone Setting
17:13 Feedback from Young Commentators
17:44 Q&A with Floor
17:54 Key Findings
17:57 Closing Remarks