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Networking event WUF9 : smart urban services for a better inclusion

12 Feb 2018 @ 9 h 00 - 11 h 00

  1. Digital transition and planning : what are the challenges ?

Introductory statement by Luc Belot :

The digital transition as a key factor for the renewal of urban policies :

-It modifies the way we envision the city and requests a deeper knowledge of evolving lifestyles

-The stakes of fair data usage : trust, ownership, sharing and access conditions

-Urban services : for an equal access for all, as a lever for more social inclusion, and the means to finance

-Achieving inclusiveness in our future cities by erasing social and territorial discrepancies

-The role of citizens, ways to conceive and take part in e-citizenship (including data protection)


Reactions of the panel on issues at stake



  1. Shared responsibilities to make urban services a tool for social inclusion

Crossing the viewpoints of panellists in order to brainstorm and generation common commitments

International organization : Raf Tuts (UN Habitat)

States : Emmanuel Puisais-Jauvin (Deputy director for globalization, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Lim Teng Leng (Deputy Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development Singapore), André Müller (Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development at the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBSR), Germany), representants of Japan and South Africa

Local authorities : Ronan Dantec (French senator and spokesman for UCLG), Hubert Julien-Laferrière, French member of parliament

Professionnals : Luc Belot (Rapporteur on the future of smart cities for the French PM, former MP) Brigitte Bariol-Mathais (Deleguate general of French Network of Urban Planning Agencies), Didier Vancutsem (Secretary general of ISOCARP), a representant of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, Marianne Malez (coordinator for MTPA global network),

Companies : a representant of the South-East Asia office of ENGIE




  1. Towards UN-Habitat international guidelines

Call on UN-Habitat to engage an international debate on the importance of international guidelines for the digital transition, as it has been made for territorial planning or decentralization.

Final goal : finding applicable methods and governing principles to achieve a better balanced future urban development on digital matters



  1. In the aftermath of the event 

-Publishing a common and non-oriented proposal for a fair usage of digital in sustainable planning, along with realistic projects to achieve it

-An international advocacy and lobbying strategy to promote those guidelines on digital matters at national and international levels.

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12 Feb 2018
9 h 00 - 11 h 00
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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia