Collective urbanism has been touted as one such approach that could contribute significantly to creating inclusive cities. Intersecting the idea of Inclusive cities are issues of equitable access to opportunities and resources. As more people are moving into urban area, the challenges of exclusion of the urban poor and vulnerable group has rendered the future of sustainable urban development, grimmer. In recent times, the idea of inclusive urban areas where opportunities and access to economic benefits and basic service should be widely shared by all segments of the society begot and unveiled more burning issues and deliberations than answers. Amid poverty, maladministration, unemployment and political struggles (among other challenges which cities are experiencing), there is need to develop tools or mechanisms that can be used to make collective urbanism a practical reality. This can be achieved through realization of the key factors that hinder inclusiveness in post-war and post-colonial cities around the globe. As urban population grow indirectly proportion to the economic development, cities have been places of intense competition over meagre resources and opportunities. This competition has precipitated into a spate of conflicts across cities from disgruntled citizens.  Migration (be it legal or illegal) is one such phenomenon that is creating conflict in society and it is emerging as a political challenge which many countries are battling to contend with. In the face of rising migrants in some countries (both in Europe and Africa) and the competition with locals over meagre resources and opportunities, there is urgent need to develop measures that can be put in place to achieve inclusivity. There is a need to reposition our educational system to respond positively and contribute to the creation of inclusive cities. In the light of the growing momentum around smart cities, it is paramount to figure out how to move towards and attain the notion of “equi-smart” cities, especially in the context of third world cities where inequality gaps are worse than in first world cities. If there is living evidence around the world which shows that inclusivity in cities is a reality, it can be harnessed for the advancement of sustainable urban development and humanity at large. This session strives to thoroughly engage and respond to these issues. The session constitutes a virtual panel which is designed to be a lively open discussion with both panelists and audience fully engaging around urban planning, urban design, migration, inclusivity among other raised burning issue. It will form a dynamic, enriching conversation that gives an audience something valuable to share with their colleagues back at their workplaces and/ or communities. The panelist group are meticulously selected from a pool of subject area experts in planning, urban design, inclusivity, engineering, demography, economy etc. During the session, audience are afforded an opportunity to pose question to any of the panel members in relation to their subject area expertise and the expert will address the question. The question and answer (Q&A) function of a panel, allows audience to shift from passive listener to active participant.  For each question posed, the moderator will take a moment to clarify and contextualize it to ensure that everyone hears the question and help focus the panelists on the issue of primary concern or interest. This panel will also target the residual questions and issues from the first three topics which were presented in room 1, 2 & 3, while centered around urban inclusivity.

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