World Habitat Day Conference 1 October 2012, House of Litterature, Oslo

The Urban Battleground – Effects of conflicts and wars in cities


Synne Bergby, Habitat Norway
Welcome speech
Erik Berg, Ministry of Foreign Affair
Opening speech

Aisa Kirabo Kasyira, Deputy Executive Director of UN Habitat
Emerging perspectives on cities in conflict

Simon Reid-Henry, Reader in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London and a
senior fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo
Urban Geopolitics: thinking critically about security, state violence and vulnerability in the city

Martin Suvatne, Norwegian Refugee Council
When livelihoods are destroyed – what can we do?

Nadine E., journalist and reporter for NOW Lebanon
There goes the neighborhood

Lina Ben Mhenni, blogger, human rights activist
Habitat, Housing & Territorial and Urban Planning in Tunisia: impressions and thoughts of an ordinary citizen.