Published On: Tue, Mar 6th, 2012

Konya Municipality at the High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Urbanization of the UN

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8-9 March 2012

High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Urbanization

Conference Room 6 (NLB), United Nations Headquarters, New York


9 March

10.00 a.m.       Welcome Remarks:

Cecilia Martínez, Director, UN-HABITAT New York Office (5 min)

Opening Remarks:

H. E. Ertugrul Apakan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations (5 min)

Keynote Address

HE  Tahir Akyurek , Mayor of  Konya (15 min)

Introduction, Ambassador. Francis Lorenzo, President, South South News (5 min) TBC


10.30 a.m.       High Level Structured Discussion:

Moderator ; Aliye Celik, Ph.D. Co-Chair, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (2 min)


Identity: Professor Urs Gauchat, Dean, College of Architecture & Design, NJIT  (12 min )


Principles for change and sustainability: Professor Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor, (12 min)


User Friendliness; James McCullar, FAIA, Past President AIA New York Chapter, Co-Chair, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (12 min)

International Tourism : Sarbuland Khan, Tourism World Tourism Organization Senior Adviser, WTO, Past Director,UNECOSOC (12 min)

Sufisim, Rumi and its international attraction :Professor Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University  (12 min)

New Mindsets: Professor  Dianne Davis, President ICCC (12 min)

Respondent.Prof  Birol Akgun (5 min)



1.00 pm            Lunch

2.30 pm            Closed Session

Prof. Onder Kutlu (5 min)

Mustafa Sen Director Genar (5 min)

“Ideas for Improving Tourism in Konya.. Professor Jukka M. Laitamaki, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management New York University

Discussion, Brain Storming

5.00 pm            Forward looking Strategies,

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