The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day, by its resolution 68/239. The Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.The impact of COVID-19 has re-shaped urban life around the world. Local communities have played a key role in contributing to keeping people safe and maintaining some economic activities.
Western Asian Development Institute in collaboration with Karaj Startup House and Municipality of Karaj and Municipality of Tehran is organising International Youth Dialogue for Sustainable Cities on the occasion of World Cities Day 2020. In addition to a scientific multi-disciplinary discussion, participants will get a chance to meet keynote speakers from Iranian municipalities and have a virtual visit to Karaj city, Iran.
The event will be held on Saturday 31st October 2020, (15:00-18:00 Iran Standard Time) using Google Meet platform.