Caribbean Urban Forum 2016

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“Sustainable Urban Development? The Gap between Rhetoric and Reality”

The Institute for Graduate Studies and Research of Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS), in association with the Suriname Association of Planners will be hosting the 6th annual Caribbean Urban Forum in Paramaribo, Suriname.  The forum is jointly hosted with the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Caribbean Evaluators International (CEI) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. The Forum will bring together urban and land managers, policy makers, academics and allied professionals interested in urban and land issues within the Caribbean in an effort to further advance land and urban management within the region.  The primary theme for CUF6 is “Sustainable Urban Development? The Gap between Rhetoric and Reality” which seeks to examine the extent that the rhetoric of Sustainable Urban Development is being realized in the Caribbean, with particular emphasis on development towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Caribbean Urban Forum 6 Agenda

Download the CUF 6 Agenda (updated).  Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Caribbean Urban Forum 6 Presentation Info

CUF 6 Book of Abstracts

CUF6 Presentation Reading Material

CUF 6 Panel on Urban Indicators For the Caribbean *NEW*

Call for Papers: Caribbean Urban Forum 6

Why should you apply?
As a presenter, you have the opportunity to influence regional and international urban community by sharing your knowledge with fellow urban professionals from around the world.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
Papers and Presentations Sub-Committee

Deadline: 15th January, 2016

Feedback on abstracts will be provided by 29th January, 2016.
Full papers and presentations will be required by 4th April, 2016.

Questions regarding papers and presentations should be submitted to:

All details can be found in the CUF6 Call for Papers
Download the CUF6 Call for Papers

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Professional Registration
Early Bird: US$325
Regular:   US$375
One- day:  US$150
Student Registration
Early Bird:  US$200
Regular:     US$250
One-day:    US$100
Presenter Registration:   US$275

Download the CUF2016 Registration and Payment Guide

Download the CUF2016 Registration Form.

Pre-CUF 2016 Workshops

Two workshops on urban planning and design will be held on the two days immediately preceding the start of Caribbean Urban Forum 2016.  These will be held from 25th to 26th April, 2016 at the Anton de Kom University Suriname (AdeKUS) in Paramaribo, Suriname.  For outlines and more details, click the links below.

  1. Urban Design Workshop (2 days)
    Date: 25th – 26th April, 2016
    Cost: US$80
  2. UN-Habitat Planning Laboratory on Sustainable Development: Urban Planning for City leaders (1 day)
    Date: 26th April, 2016
    Cost: US$50

Other Information
For hotel, visa and other information for CUF2016, download the CUF2016 Delegate’s Information Guide (Brief)

27th – 30th April, 2016

Paramaribo, Suriname

Conference Themes

CUF 2016 was designed to address specific policy issues within the Caribbean Urban Sector as well as to support the collaborative efforts of Planners in the Caribbean and the wider Americas. The different themes for the conference are:

  1. Sustainable Urban Development
  2. Local Governance and Decentralization
  3. Sustainable transportation solutions
  4. Local Economic Development in the Caribbean
  5. Professional Planning Practice, Education and Training in the Caribbean
  6. Unrealistic and unsustainable Housing and settlement upgrading programmes
  7. Built Environment and Public Health
  8. Management of urban coastal zones