SEPTEMBER 9 – RIO DE JANEIRO
Visionary leaders reinvented cities and today are examples of political will, innovation and focus on sustainable development. Mayors need support and new ideas to leverage projects that can turn cities into inclusive and human places. On September 9, at Mayors Summit, Jaime Lerner, Ken Livingstone, Mary Jane Ortega, Enrique Peñalosa and Sam Adams will discuss the future of sustainable cities. With the mediation by the president of WRI, Andrew Steer, these visionaries ex-mayors will bear witness to the fact that it is possible to overcome bureaucracy, pessimism and disbelief to develop sustainable projects for cities.
Experience sharing: mayors present their experiences, from motivation to the challenges and strategies to make their sustainable cities. Turning ideas into reality: how did they face skepticism and oppositional campaigns to their projects. Future vision for cities: learned lessons encourage action and the construction of sustainable cities. You can watch Mayors Summit by the live streaming.
More information: http://cidadesetransportes.org/cupula/
CITIES & TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
SEPTEMBER 10 AND 11 – RIO DE JANEIRO
The Congress will bring together mayors, specialists, researchers, businessmen and representatives of civil society organizations to discuss and collectively think about viable alternatives for the future of urban areas. More than 130 speakers will take part in 31 sessions divided into 42 hours of discussions along two days of the event. National and international leaders who have changed or are changing the way we think and relate to our cities will be in Rio de Janeiro to share ideas, best practices and successful initiatives in building more inclusive and human cities.
VISIT THE WEBSITE CIDADESETRANSPORTE.ORG AND WATCH LIVE