PICC, Pasay City
Designed to mirror the World Urban Forum (WUF), the Philippine Urban Forum (PhUF) 2023 is envisioned as a venue for policy dialogues, multi–stakeholder knowledge exchange, and institutionalized coordination and support to advance sustainable urbanization in the Philippines. Spearheaded by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and UN-Habitat Philippines, it will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City on October 5-6, 2023.
Who can participate?
National government agencies, local government units, international development partners, local government organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, professional organizations, developer groups, and other stakeholders — all are invited this two-day event for sustainable urban development.
Venue for multi-sectoral discussion on addressing human settlements and urban development challenges and issues, and recommendations for policy and program development.
Interactive conversations to exchange views on key urban issues and showcase projects, initiatives, and research developed by various urban actors. This will feature city mayors, high-level government officials, and other relevant urban leaders in the country.
Lectures, workshops, or activities consisting of up–to–date, innovative, and cutting-edge strategies, approaches, tools, and techniques to equip stakeholders with skills and knowledge for implementing housing and urban development initiatives.
Booths showcasing innovative technologies, designs, ideas, and innovations in housing construction and urban development. It is also an open exhibition of photos and artworks to raise awareness and build momentum toward sustainable urban development.
A strategic platform for decision makers, development organizations, LGUs, and financing institutions, to share and discuss climate-resilient urban development projects, innovative and resilient urban plans and designs (UPD), climate action financing, and potential funding options for UPD projects.
Promote whole-of-nation approach towards the achievement of the Philippine New Urban Agenda (PNUA)
- Support the implementation of the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino (4PH) Program through the promotion of partnerships and collaboration with key urban stakeholders
- Showcase innovations, new technologies, and best practices on sustainable human settlements and urban development
- Promote investments on housing and urban development projects through the matching of project proponents with financial institutions and investors
- Craft the Manila Urban Declaration that integrates the commitment of all sectors towards the achievement of the Philippine New Urban Agend