• DIAUD Network

    World Urban Forum 9 Side Event Submissions

    On November 29, 2017 the DIAUD Network held another successful meeting to coordinate efforts for the upcoming 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).  Network members discussed their planned contributions to the forum and presented opportunities for collaboration.  The meeting featured presentations by Federico Batista Poitier of GAATES, and Kathy Kline from GAP’s Older… Continue Reading »

    A Global Collaboration for Accessibility

    On November 15, 2017, the DIAUD Network hosted another productive meeting coordinating efforts for participation in the upcoming 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).  Members from UN Habitat’s General Assembly of Partners (GAP) updated the network on the changing structure of the WUF, and offered suggestions for increasing participation and collaboration at the… Continue Reading »

    Collaboration in Preparation for the World Urban Forum

    On November 1, 2017, the DIAUD Network held another successful meeting in preparation for the 9th  World Urban Forum (WUF9), which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next February.  Members provided information about their planned representation and contributions at the Forum and were also able to collaborate in planning logistics for various events and… Continue Reading »

    Collaboration towards Inclusive Cities

    On Wednesday, October 18th, the DIAUD Network hosted another successful meeting preparing members for the upcoming Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum on inclusive cities. The Network recently sent out a survey to all its members in order to gain a deeper understanding of the disability communities’ participation in the World Urban Forum (“WUF”)… Continue Reading »

    ‘Click and Go Maps’ & wayfinding mobility for all

    On September 20th, the DIAUD Network hosted their next biweekly network meeting to continue discussion on possible collaborations towards accessible urban development. In an effort to improve visibility and outcomes of our Persons with Disabilities – Partner Constituent Group (PWD-PCG), which is under the auspices of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), the DIAUD Network… Continue Reading »

    Connecting Communities and Mapping Accessible Places

    On September 6 2017 the DIAUD Network held the next in a series of virtual meetings, to discuss the opportunity to collaborate in preparation for the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2018.  Representatives from the PWD-PCG and the GAP participating in the High Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda… Continue Reading »

    Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 and Public Spaces

    On August 23, 2017 the DIAUD Network continued its work in utilizing the network to influence global policies, and featured another highly-informative presentation by an urban development professional, Ms. Luisa Bravo. The DIAUD Network’s tasks for this meeting included asking network members to complete a survey on the upcoming World Urban Forum, as well as… Continue Reading »

    Mobilizing Global Commitments to Accessibility, Perspectives from Governments

    August 9th, 2017 marked the third meeting of the Disability Inclusive and Accessibility in Urban Development (DIAUD) Network.  This meeting focused upon the expansion of the DIAUD Network and the use of its member base to influence change in the urban development realm, and featured a presentation by the former Ambassador to the United Nations… Continue Reading »

    Moving Forward Together Towards Inclusive and Accessible Cities For All

    On July 26th, the DIAUD network held the second of a series of virtual meetings intended to bring together diverse partners for the advancement of the inclusive cities in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The biweekly meetings were organized with a focus on preparing for the ninth meeting of the 9th World Urban… Continue Reading »