5-day training workshop on: Urban Planning Tools for Addressing Land Degradation and Promoting Land Restoration

Date: 22 - 26 July 2024
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology 
The G20 Global Land Initiative (GLI) was initiated during the Saudi Presidency of G20 with an ambition to achieve 50% reduction in land degradation by 2040.
The GLI and the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, are co-hosting a 5-day training on "Urban Planning Tools for Addressing Land Degradation and Promoting Land Restoration" between 22-26 July, 2024 in Thailand.
This workshop will offer a set of master classes on urban land degradation and will showcase how planning tools can be used to halt or reverse land degradation and to promote land restoration. The programme will include technical sessions, case studies, field trips and group discussions. The topics to be covered will include the nexus between climate change and land degradation, contextualization of urban land degradation within planning; aspects of development control for disaster risk reduction. Participants will be exposed to contemporary urban planning tools and methodologies (Artificial Intelligence, Drones etc.) They will also be exposed to technology in sustainable urban planning including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and other technological innovations in urban planning to aid land restoration. Circular economy in Urban Planning and green cities concepts as tools for land restoration. 

The training  programme is tailored for Planning Officers in municipalities, Local Government areas (LGAs,) Civil society organisations (CSO’s) and other stakeholders based on the recognition of their pivotal roles in shaping and implementing sustainable urban planning practices that can halt land degradation. By engaging these key stakeholders in a one-week dialogue session, the training aims to create a collaborative and informed approach to address the challenges posed by land degradation through effective urban planning tools.

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