UNAIR to Take Part in UN Habitat Conference in Surabaya

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UNAIR NEWS – Surabaya has been given an honor to host Third Preparatory Committee (Prepcomm III) United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) for three days on July 25 – 27, 2016. There will be about 2,460 participants from 136 countries come to Surabaya to think and work towards a better livable city.

The conference is a forum for countries with great concern to urban issues. In 1976, UN Habitat I was held in Vancouver, Canada. In 1996 UN Habitat II was held in Istanbul, Turkey.

As a part of Surabaya and Science, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) is also taking part in Prepcomm III UN Habitat. In UNAIR, on Thursday, July 28 at 09.00 – 12.00, there will be seminars on livable city. Seminars will be held in two faculties, Faculty of Law  and Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) simultaneously.

In FH UNAIR, the seminar themed ‘Social Cohesion and Equity – Livable Cities and Urban Land’. The discussion will be held in Room 303 Boedi Soesetya, FH UNAIR. In FEB UNAIR, there will be a seminar and a photo exhibition themed ‘Urban Government and Municipal Finance’.

According to Vice Dean III FEB UNAIR Nisful Laila, S.E., M.Com, as the coordinator of UN Habitat event in UNAIR, the seminar has been prepared well. “As it is a typical seminar, so we have made all the preparations,” said Nisful.

Nisful sadded that both seminar are open to public. So, all academicians or general public can expand their knowledge on livable city through the seminar.

In different occasion, UNAIR Rector Prof. Nasih hoped that the event, Prepcomm III UN Habitat in UNAIR can run well without any problems. (*)

Author: Defrina Sukma S.
Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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