22-23 June, 2018. Yakutsk, Russia.
The Cities and People Conference is organized by the Yakutsk City Administration and the Civic Chamber of Yakutsk. The Conference is held every two years and is a platform for discussions and exchange of views on the issues of sustainability of urban systems, the implementation of new approaches to the development of urban economies, urban environment and the formation of a healthy climate for effective interaction between all participants of the urban process.
The 3rd International Conference Cities and People theme is “Communications and Digitalization”. The Conference is hosted by Yakutsk City Administration and Yakutsk City Civic Chamber. The main partners of the Conference this year are the International Assembly of Capitals and Major Cities (IAC) and the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO).
The growing urbanization in the New Urban Agenda adopted by Habitat III in Quito is seen as a driving force for universal prosperity. Cities become epicenters of an integrated territorial approach to sustainability, where urbanization and high concentration of human capital create opportunities for all, acting as centers of production, services, knowledge and innovation.