The multi-stakeholder 2012 World Cities Scientific Development Forum (WCSDF) will take place 12 – 14 December 2012 in the historic city of Xi’an, China under the theme “Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Urban Agriculture and Tourism”.
Around 500 senior national and local government policy makers, NGOs and CBOs, research and training institutions, academic institutions, the private sector and international organizations from China and other countries are expected to participate.
WCSDFs are organized by the World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA) and its partners every year. The 2012 WCSDF is organized by WCSDA, UNESCAP, Sister Cities International, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province. It will provide an important platform for urban actors to: Discuss emerging and critical urban development issues from the perspectives of different stakeholders; Share experiences on good practices and approaches; Explore cooperation and investment opportunities among cities and their partners.