Bold, Compassionate and Data-driven: Urban Planning Trends to Deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

June 5, 2024 — 10:30–11:45 a.m.

Using case studies from international urban planning practice, Tim Stonor will show how digital tools are helping cities address sustainability challenges through the creation of human-centred strategies to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). These tools range from GIS-based mapping of mobility patterns and algorithm-based analysis of spatial connectivity, to AI techniques for forecasting the future performance of cities.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand global trends in urban planning and design
  • Apply urban planning principles in the creation of human-centred spatial development strategies
  • Learn how digital tools are used to understand, address, and foresee sustainability challenges in cities
  • Understand how the “spatial culture” of urban settlements contribute to the UN SDGs over time

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