The metropolis of Barcelona wants to be a world reference in the application of the New Urban Agenda

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The metropolis of Barcelona wants to be a world reference in the application of the New Urban Agenda

11/11/2017
Barcelona
La Vanguardia

The metropolis of Barcelona aspires to be a world reference in the definition of the necessary actions to implement the New Urban Agenda that emerged from the Habitat III Conference in Quito, held in 2016, which pointed to social inequalities and environmental problems as the main challenges of the urban areas.

 

In this regard, the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) will organize a debate seminar with international experts on November 13 and 14, which will analyze the contribution of cities and metropolitan areas to the conclusions of Habitat III.

 

This 'workshop', with the collaboration of the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), Metropolis (the World Association of Great Metropolis) and the Euro-Latin American Partnership for Cooperation between Cities, will bring together representatives of large metropolitan areas around the world, such as Dakar, Montreal, Mexico, Berlin, Montevideo, Johannesburg, Guangzhou, Brussels, San Salvador or Maputo.

 

The initiative will feature more than 40 experts, including the director of the UN-Habitat office for Europe, Paulius Koulikasuskas; the president of the Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination of the City of Mexico, Jacqueline L'Hoist; the director of the Master Plan of Havana, Patricia Rodriguez, and the director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, Salvador Rueda. 

 

Full article (in Spanish): La Vanguardia