The BA Organizes the 11th Sustainable Cities Conference

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The BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med), in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Foundation, organizes the 11th Sustainable Cities Conference (Cities in Transition), on 29 and 30 March 2022, in the BACC Lecture Hall. The Conference aims at exchanging constructive ideas and finding solutions to urban and environmental challenges to help achieve sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Conference discusses the cities’ ways of addressing different challenges, including population growth, rapid urbanization, and the coordination between planning and implementation. It also tackles topics related to infrastructure, the advancement in the field of smart cities, as well as the role of municipalities in achieving sustainability through underlining the financial and economic opportunities. Moreover, the Conference attempts to benefit from the experience of the cities that previously hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), and link them with the actions and plans of the 27th Climate Change Conference, which will be hosted by Egypt in November 2022.

The Conference is co-organized by the BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center and the Sustainable Development Studies, Youth Capacity Building, and African Relations Support Program. Both are expected to showcase the various BA activities that support sustainable development, and the efforts exerted to promote the city of Alexandria.