About Us


“Future Cities Fourm 2017 – Shaping the Future for the SDG’s” is the title of the upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus, which will be held over three days; 02nd to 04th of October from 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai. The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat based on “The City We Need” principles. The campus titled Future Cities Forum: Shaping the Future for SDG’s is organized by Dubai Real Estate Institute and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI).

The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban actors who believe that urbanization is an opportunity and can lead to positive urban transformations.

After Habitat III in Quito, the WUC steering Committee has decided to continue engaging stakeholders in the post-Habitat III era by launching Urban Thinkers Campus Phase 2 (UTC 2.0). The UTC 2.0 is envisaged to be action oriented which will focus on developing actual action plans and implementable road maps in order to implement the New Urban Agenda.

The Campus will be a place to share, learn, and brainstorm . It is also envisioned as a platform to build consensus between partners engaged in addressing urbanization challenges and proposing solutions to future urban and suburban challenges.

Thanks to its open format, the Campus gives all the participants the opportunity to express their ideas and share their voices; Based on open facilitated sessions, permitting a high level of participant interaction..

The campus sessions will be themed as below:

  • Wellness and Happiness
  • Innovative Asset Management
  • Smart and Sustainable living
  • Real Estate Policies and Regulation
  • Real Estate Investment and Innovation
  • Affordable Housing

To successfully achieve these outcomes, participants are advised to attend the Campus with high mindset and ought to be prepared to express their opinion in an open minded debate.