9th World Urban Forum

7 February 2018 - 13 February 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

From 7-13 February 2018, the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. adelphi’s experts will convene different workshops and provide their inputs on how to implement the New Urban Agenda.

Convened by UN Habitat, the conference named ‘Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda’ aims at implementing the New Urban Agenda (NUA) that was adopted at last year’s conference. WUF9 will also be the occasion for experts from governments, NGOs and research institutes to provide and share their expertise.


Panel discussions from and with adelphi’s urban experts:

At different events, adelphi’s experts in the areas of urban development, climate change, resilience, and conflict will provide relevant input on the New Urban Agenda and its policy implications:


Enhancing the National Urban Development Policy - Implementing global agreements at the national and local level

Event in the German Pavilion, 7 February 2-3 pm

In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) Franziska Schreiber, Project Manager for Urban Governance at adelphi, will provide the latest insights into the interconnection between global urban development policy and the national and local level.


Increasing the peace in cities under drivers of global change

Event in the German Pavilion on Wednesday BMUB, 10 February 2-3 pm

Peace and social security are important components of urban resilience and development. The often poorly understood connection between climate change, adaptation and peaceful and sustainable cities will be addressed by various experts in an event moderated by Alexander Carius, managing director of adelphi.  The event brings together experts from research, development agencies and community development organizations to identify knowledge gaps regarding potential connections between climate change impacts and adaptation with urban violence, as well as entry points for future action to promote peaceful and sustainable cities under a changing climate.


Digitally linked and locally connected? The potential of neighbourhood platforms for social cohesion and participation

Event in the German Pavilion on Wednesday BMUB, 10 February 4-5 pm

Digitalisation offers new possibilities for communication and networking in the context of urban governance. Presenting the results of the Connected Neighbours project, Franziska Schreiber, Project Manager for Urban Governance at adelphi, will address the relevant nexus between social cohesion, urban politics and social media.


adelphi is organising the German Pavilion

In addition, adelphi is charged with organising and coordinating the activities at the German Pavilion.