NYU Wagner Professor Robertson Work Facilitates UN Task Team Workshop

NYU Wagner Adjunct Professor Robertson Work recently facilitated a two-day participatory workshop for the UN Task Team of Habitat III, the UN’s upcoming global conference on sustainable urban development. On April 14-15, Professor Work led the interactive meeting held at the Ford Foundation involving 30 representatives of several UN agencies. The main purpose of the meeting was to seek the substantive advice of the participants on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda that will be agreed on at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, this October. The representatives, working in three teams, made valuable recommendations for conceptual clarification and structural changes in the draft. Professor Work, who teaches several management and leadership courses at Wagner and is director of Innovative Leadership Services, was previously UNDP’s principal policy advisor on decentralized governance.