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UN-Habitat is the United Nations program working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat envisions well-planned, well-governed, and efficient cities and other human settlements, with adequate housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. To achieve these goals, derived from the Habitat Agenda of 1996, UN-Habitat has set itself a medium-term strategy approach for each successive six-year period.
Stefanie Holzwarth, is an Associate Human Settlements Officer at the Urban Mobility Unit at UN-Habitat. She is trained in urban planning and has been working on sustainable mobility projects for the last 4 years, providing technical advice, knowledge and advocacy to governments around the world. Stefanie is a passionate cyclist and regularly participates in Open Streets Activities or Critical Mass Events to create awareness of pedestrians’ and cyclists’ rights to shared urban roads.
Debashish Bhattacharjee is a Human Settlements Officer, and the Lead for the Urban Mobility Unit at UN-Habitat. Debashish has been working with UN-Habitat for more than 10 years. Previously, he has been involved in large infrastructure projects on energy, water supply, sanitation and transport in different institutions including the Asian Development Bank. Debashish holds degrees in civil engineering and management.