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Southern Brazil Centre Opening

And now – the Southern Brazil Centre launch!

Hot on the heels of the opening of our Regional Office at the University of São Paulo is the launch of our first Centre – for the Southern Region of Brazil – in Curitiba. Connected to the Regional Office at USP, this is the first step in establishing the hub and spoke system for a… View Article
Prefeito Rafael Greca assina adesão ao movimento nacional ODS "Nós podemos" e ao Programa Cidades do Pacto Global da ONU, ao lado da diretora do programa, Elizabeth Ryan . Curitiba, 31/10/2017. Foto: Pedro Ribas/SMCS

Curitiba commits to United Nations Global Compact and SDGs

We are delighted to announce the commitment of Curitiba, the capital of Paraná to the United Nations Global Compact and our Cities Programme. In a ceremony at the Salão Brasil at the City Hall on 31 October 2017, Curitiba’s Mayor, Prefeito Rafael Greca signed the letter to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, committing… View Article
Cerimônia de Inauguração do escritório Regional do Programa Cidades do Pacto Global da ONU. Foto Cecília Bastos/USP Imagem

Our First Regional Office is Open!

We are excited to announce that our first regional office has been officially launched. United Nations Day – Tuesday 24 October 2017 –  marked the official opening of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme Regional Office at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil. The inauguration was marked by a stellar list of presenters and attendees… View Article
Cities Conference public-private dialogue Tw photo ECLACedited

Latin America Dialogue: Public Private Partnerships for Inclusive Cities

The projects of our Brazilian participants and our new ‘City Partnerships’ initiative were featured at one of the most important gatherings of Latin America and Caribbean leaders for sustainable cities. Fostering public–private cooperation to make cities more inclusive and more equitable is one of the aims of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the… View Article

WaterCampus Leeuwarden expands partnership with French water cluster

The Dutch Water Alliance situated at WaterCampus Leeuwarden and French water cluster Pole Eau from Montpellier signed a letter of intent (LOI) for expanded cooperation. The two cluster organizations already meet with some regularity at a variety of expos worldwide. The aim of the LOI is to further explore and strengthen collaboration between Dutch and French actors, both for business and also for knowledge and education. The collaboration could also lead to easier access to joint European projects and strengthened cross-border cooperation. Together, Pole Eau and the Water Alliance represent hundreds of  companies and organizations in the area of water technology. Furthermore this collaboration means an expansion of the global network.
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Brazil partners for first regional office

The first Regional Office of the Cities Programme is set to be hosted by the University of São Paulo, opening the door to new opportunities and sustainable urban development projects in Brazil and Latin America. It builds on and will be supported by strong partnerships across Brazil, particularly in the southern state of Paraná. The Rector… View Article
River in Tigre Photo by Miguel-Vieira Flickr

Tigre’s model of inclusive sustainability

Tigre is said to be the only town in Argentina that has 6 children’s orchestras, made up of more than 350 children from different neighbourhoods. This Argentinian town’s leadership in promoting community participation, preserving local culture and advancing sustainable tourism are some of its important initiatives to advance the UN’s Ten Principles and Sustainable Development… View Article

Calling all cities – share climate innovation

Share your city’s innovation on climate resilient urban development practices on this special edition of Sustainability. This upcoming special issue highlights how cities and their communities are responding to climate resilience and development challenges in new and innovative ways. It provides both academic and practical evidence drawn from across the world. To share your innovation submit your manuscript… View Article
O secretário estadual do Desenvolvimento Urbano, Ratinho Junior, assinou nesta quarta-feira (02), em Curitiba, o Certificado de Adesão do Serviço Social Autônomo (Paranacidade) ao Movimento Nacional Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS), para a Agenda 2030. Já estão comprometidos com os ODS líderes mundiais de 193 Estados-Membros da ONU, que participaram da Cúpula das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustentável, em setembro de 2015.
Curitiba, 02/08/2017.
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Paraná adopts UN Agenda 2030

Paraná has taken a leap forward to make the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) a reality for the southern Brazilian state that has had a lengthy history of sustainability leadership. The Paraná State Secretary for Urban Development, Ratinho Junior, signed on 2 August, a commitment to adopt the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in… View Article

Sustainable development symposium brings together key industry leaders from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific

Key stakeholders shaping the built environment industry in the Asia-Pacific were recently brought together at RMIT city campus Melbourne for a Symposium and breakfast meeting aiming to draw links between research, practice, education for sustainability and the needs of industry to address global Sustainable Development Goals. The Symposium was Co- Chaired by Dr Judy Rogers and Associate… View Article