WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 12, 2017- IHC Global took a look back at the vibrant, dynamic Habitat III conference, and discussed how far we have come and in what ways we- civil society, the private sector, international donors and lenders, and governments- are making the promises of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals a reality.

Partnering with NextCity, the event was opened by its documentary of Habitat III -- "The Moment to Get Cities Right"-- which was introduced by NextCity President Tom Dallessio, setting the scene for an engaging dialogue. IHC Global President and CEO Judith Hermanson and moderated a panel with World Bank Lead Urban Specialist for the Middle East and North Africa Ellen Hamilton, IDB Senior Housing and Urban Development Specialist Michael Donovan, and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Global Director Ani Dasgupta.

In an interactive and lively discussion, reflecting diverse perspectives both on the NUA and the SDGs, the panelists highlighted what steps they plan to take, and their views of how the global initiatives will be achieved under the challenging geopolitical atmosphere.