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Commemoration of the World Urbanism Day 2017 in the University of Shiraz

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Tehran, 16 Nov 2017- The World Urbanism Day 2017 was held in Arts and Architecture faculty of Shiraz University by introducing “The City Iranians Need” booklet and the New Urban Agenda. Mr. Siamak Moghaddam, UN-Habitat representative in Iran, Ms. Sara Habibi, urban planning officer and Ms. Soosan Momeni, disaster risk reduction officer were the panelists from UN-Habitat office in Tehran.


Introducing UN Human Settlement Program in Iran, Mr. Moghaddam pointed out a brief history of the Habitat I to III conferences. He also mentioned the preparation steps on the national report for Habitat III and the booklet “The City Iranians Need”.

Sara Habibi introduced the New Urban Agenda and also explained NUA’s framework and indicated that it’s one of the international guidelines in Urbanism. Soosan Momeni also explained Sendai document and put the emphasize on the importance of disaster risk reduction.   


The session continued by a brief discussion among the panelists and the present students in the event.

Later, a meeting with the presence of the Shiraz University dean and a number of professors and students of the Arts and Architecture faculty took place. Mr. Moghddam during his speech stated the complexity of urban issues, the current challenges and the important role of urban planners regarding the mentioned issues.


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