At the culminating stage of the Urban October, The Ministry of Public Works and Housing held the World Cities Day celebration on Monday, October 31st 2016 in Gedung Auditorium Kementerian PUPR. The theme of this year’s World Cities Day was “Inclusive Cities, Shared Development”. The exhibition was opened by The Minister of Public Works and Housing with praying speech and venue observation.
The celebration became an opportunity to socialize The New Urban Agenda. As known, The New Urban Agenda was just adopted in the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The socialization program was delivered by Dr. Ir. Lana Winayanti, MCP (Expert Staff to the Minister of Public Works and Housing, in the field of social culture and society role), and moderated by Ms. Teti Armiati Argo.
The events conducted in the exhibition were: talkshow and Q&A session, Socialization for Cities Without Slums (KOTAKU) Program, book launching, and photo exhibition.
On this occasion, the winners of the photo competition namely “Poros Penggerak Pembangunan Perkotaan yang Berkelanjutan.” (“The Axis of Sustainable Urban Development Driver”) were announced. The prizes to the winners delivered by The Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mr. Basoeki Hadimuljono, and the Directorate General of Housing Provision, Mr. Syarif Burhanuddin, respectively