Fostering sustainable construction in informal urban areas

How can living conditions in informal settlements be improved while tackling climate change and urbanization challenges?

Explore inspiring solutions to this urgent challenge by joining our March 21 peer learning webinar on Fostering sustainable construction in informal urban areas.

This is the first episode of the Urban Innovation to Achieve Just & Sustainable Cities series co-organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)Cities AllianceUN-HabitatICLEISlum Dwellers International, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance, the African Union for Housing Finance, and the City Diplomacy Lab. 

This peer-learning series brings together a diverse group of experts and practitioners to engage in constructive dialogue on the development of sustainable urban planning, construction, and financing strategies for cities across the globe.


  • Sheela Patel, Chair of Campaign For ROOH and Director of Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC)
  • Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Principal Researcher, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Arne Georg Janssen, Urban Environment Lead, Cities Alliance

Moderation by Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi, City Diplomacy Lab Founding Director.

🗓 Thursday, March 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m. EDT | 2:00 p.m. CET.

🗣 Language: English, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.

Watch the recording