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The Infrastructure and Urban Development Industry community is an exclusive community of peers. Chief executives and chairs constitute the Industry Governors, who provide leadership, define the industry agenda and drive change.

Industry Agenda

Global trends such as migration, ageing societies, funding gaps and disruptive innovation are transforming the Infrastructure and Urban Development industry. In this context, the Governors have identified collaborative project delivery mechanisms and public-private cooperation as priority challenges.

Collaborative mechanisms: The industry must develop collaborative mechanisms that deliver major infrastructure and urban development projects on time and on budget – mechanisms that improve the understanding between the public and private sectors, and contain clear performance metrics and the flexibility to deal with economic, environmental, political and technological change. The Forum’s response includes:

– The Shaping the Future of Construction initiative, which provides a platform for Partners to find common solutions – particularly solutions related to industry innovation and disruptive technologies.

Public-private cooperation to achieve global commitments: Innovative and resilient solutions are necessary to help cities achieve best-in-class public-private cooperation. The industry also recognizes that it must help cities to implement the Sendai Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, COP21 commitments, and the Habitat III 20-year New Urban Agenda. The Forum’s response includes:

– The Shaping the Future of Urban Development & Services
project, which seeks to highlight global and regional urban development challenges, urban transformation enablers, and the way forward for the urban services industry.


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