The University of Guyana, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences will be the lead host for the 10th Caribbean Urban Forum to be held from 16th to 18th June 2021. Co-hosts include the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM) based at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; the Central Housing and Planning Authority; and other national, regional and international organizations.
This will be a virtual Forum and brings together urban planners, environmental experts, municipal managers, community developers, policymakers, academics and allied professionals to address urban issues in the region.
The CUF 2021 theme is Urbanization: Processes, Policy, and Emerging Challenges. This theme aims to confront the issue of urbanization in the Caribbean context and to critically examine the range of policy responses to this phenomenon. The dialogue starts with the recognition that the Caribbean is one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world.
The 2021 Caribbean Urban is intended to provide a forum for interdisciplinary debates and action to address various issues relevant to academics, researchers, practitioners, policymakers and civic society.
Participation is invited from groups, institutions, and individuals. Attendance by some 200 plus participants is expected.