Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7)

15-17 October 2019. Penang (Malasya )

The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is the largest and most diverse multi-stakeholder urban forum in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1993, the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum has gathered urban stakeholders, engaged policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, NGOs and the private sector to debate and promote innovative solutions to the region’s most critical urban development challenges.
In 2019 the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF‐7), co-organised with Urbanice Malaysia, Government of Malaysia and UN-Habitat, provides a unique platform to discuss and analyze the status, challenges and opportunities of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, Addis Ababa Action Framework and the 2030 Agenda in the region. APUF-7 will serve as the venue to launch The Future of Asia-Pacific Cities Report 2019 in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, The Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, UN-Habitat and Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities. Based on the Report’s focus, the four main thematic tracks to be addressed in APUF-7: The Future of Urban and Territorial Planning; Dynamic Governance and Capacity Development; Financing Innovation in Urban Infrastructure Investments and new Data and Technologies for Smart Cities. Additional thematic areas and sectoral topics will also be featured throughout APUF-7.