25 Jun 2014
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná’s Innovating lab
Sincronicidade (Synchronicity), at PUCPR Architecture and Design School becomes an official Cities Programme Centre for Innovation
Sincronicidade or Synchronicity, Innovation Lab of the School of Architecture and Design at PUC, is recognized by the Cities Programme for their commitment leading research and support for local action and innovation in support of urban social and environmental sustainability. It is also actively engaged in the Cities Programme Regional Secretariat, Aliança Paraná Sustentável.
Synchronicity started at the end of 2013 as a natural result of the integrated academic week that held the same name. Mr. Carlos Nigro, Dean of the School of Architecture and Design, PUC-PR said that “The centre was created with the aim of making available social perceptions and connections through innovative architecture and design, with a focus on the sustainable development, based on human values and rights”.
“The major goal of the Synchronicity project is to promote academic actions and services through the mapping of the city´s social connections that are protagonists of the municipal sustainable transformation, with a focus on the cultural, political, economic and environmental dimensions”.
As an Innovating Centre, Synchronicity and the Cities Programme support learning and dialogue about urban sustainability in a manner that will significantly benefit cities tackle the urban challenges of the future.
André Turbay, a Lab Coordinator for the centre said, “Synchronicity connects the internal networks of all PUCPR Schools with those of the cities that are part of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme and its other four Centres for Innovation in the world, this connection allows us to promote effective actions in a process of international cooperation”
For more news on Synchronicity’s partnership with the Cities Programme see:
For more information on the centre please see: School of Architecture and Design