Building Cities For All toward a Decade of Action
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Victor Pineda Foundation (World Enabled) with United Cities and Local Governments, Google, World Blind Union, Global Disability Innovation HUB, UN Special Envoy of Disability and Accessibility, GIZ, and The Permanent Missions of Germany and Poland to the UN

The first section of the event will be devoted to presenting training tools designed for city leaders and local practitioners aiming to sensitize and raise awareness on how cities centered around the implementation of principles of accessibility and disability justice can contribute to building more resilient, sustainable and just cities by embedding the values of diversity and creativity and recognizing the dignity, self-determination, and wholeness of all human beings.

Second, the voices of city leaders and local practitioners will be listened to by collecting insights, case studies and best practices as well as challenges, easing and forbidding factors encountered in mainstreaming accessibility, disability-inclusion and justice at the local level, with a special emphasis on the consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

It will follow a discussion - corroborated by live surveys (Mentimeter) - aimed at exploring venues to foster peer-to-peer learning between city leaders and strategies to formulate evidence-based inclusive policies, recovery plans and pandemic-prepared urban design.

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