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Challenge

At a time when a significant number of countries are facing severe economic problems, a group of citizens is promoting and developing a world civic initiative called 'No Economic Recovery Without Cities!'developed under the spirit of the United Nations “World Urban Campaign”.

This initiative arrives as a challenge to artists, businessmen, researchers and professionals who ‘work with cities’, as well as institutions and communities, to think collectively about the significant role cities can play in 'economic recovery'.

Although it's special (civic) nature, we think that this initiative can be an important sign to governments and regional/local administrations and a (unique) global 'collective learning' process.

We have already created an informal network (Facebook Group) and we are begging to produce a document (Proposal for action) with the contributions of all network members.

The project is still in the beginning and we are looking for partners/champions to promote this initiative worldwide.

We think that your can have an important role in this civic initiative so we challenge you to Join the Project!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards

 

José Carlos Mota

 

email: noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com

web: http://noeconomicrecoverywithoutcities.blogs.sapo.pt/

Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=141669395860771&ref=ts

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30
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World Civic Initiative

'NO ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITHOUT CITIES!'


'NÃO HÁ RETOMA SEM AS CIDADES!'


'RECUPERACIÓN ECONÓMICA SOLO CON LAS CIUDADES!'

 

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Facebook Group

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=141669395860771&ref=mf

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06
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'No Economic Recovery Without Cities!' Partners

This initiative arrives as a challenge to artists, businessmen, researchers and professionals who ‘work with cities’, as well as institutions and communities, to think collectively about the significant role cities can play in 'economic recovery'.
Although it's special (civic) nature, we think that this initiative can be an important sign to governments and regional/local administrations and a (unique) global 'collective learning' process.

View 'No Economic Recovery Without Cities!' Partners in a larger map

 

Want to be a champion of this initiative in your city/country? Please send an email to noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com.

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05
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looking for partners/champions

We are looking for partners/champions to promote this initiative in your city/country.
If you are interested please send an email to noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com.
No Economic Recovery Without Cities!' World Civic Initiative & Platform
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methodological proposal

Our Civic Network ('No Economic Recovery without Cities!') has now more than 250 members (in less than 1 week)!

We would like to promote a collaborative approach in the development of this civic initiative, so we would appreciate your contributions to the methodological proposal that you can find in our blog (http://noeconomicrecoverywithoutcities.blogs.sapo.pt/910.html).

You can send your comments to noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com.

Best regards.

José Carlos Mota

noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com
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04
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04
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‘NO ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITHOUT CITIES!’ NETWORK & DEBATE

METHODOLOGY

 

[global idea] Organize debates in different (small, medium & metropolitan) cities around the world about ‘THE ROLE OF CITIES IN THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY!’;

 

[each city/municipality or community]

  1. Promote a collaborative set of debates involving artists, businessmen, professionals who ‘work with cities’ and citizens about ‘the role of my city in the economic recovery’, to discuss and understand key structural problems, identify key urban potentials and share innovative experiences in different aspects: (1) Urban Space, (2) Arts & Culture, (3) Mobility, (4) Environment & Green Spaces, (5) Climate Change, (6) Ageing;
  2. Produce (in the end these debates) a ‘LOCAL AGENDA FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY’ where the stakeholders should share ideas/proposals to face economic recovery;
  3. Create a site/blog where all the information should be available (contacts, initiatives developed, good practice, actions proposed).
  4. Share the developments and results with the ‘NO ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITHOUT CITIES!’ NETWORK (noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com);

 

 

‘NO ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITHOUT CITIES!’ DEBATES

  1. AVEIRO, PORTUGAL (November 2010)

Send your comments to noeconomicrecovery@gmail.com

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03
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03
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World Habitat Day

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'The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all, to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
The United Nations chose the theme Better City, Better Life to highlight our collective vision of a sustainable urban world that harnesses the potential and possibilities, mitigates inequalities and disparities, and provides a home for people of all cultures and ages, both rich and poor'.
http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=8198&catid=643&typeid=24&subMenuId=0
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02
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02
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'No Economic Recovery Without Cities!' Civic Campaign

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At a time when a significant number of European countries are facing severe economic problems, the civic initiative 'No Economic Recovery Without Cities', developed under the spirit of the United Nations "World Urban Campaign" (http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=634 ), arrives as a challenge to artists, businessmen, researchers and professionals who 'work with cities', as well as institutions and communities, to think collectively about the significant role cities play in the social and economic development of Europe.
The first step of this 'civic challenge' was the creation of a Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=141669395860771&ref=ts ) meant to be the "meeting point" to share innovative experiences ('good practice') in different aspects of urban policy/ planning under the following thematic issues: (1)Urban Space, (2) Arts & Culture, (3) Mobility, (4) Environment & Green Spaces, (5) Climate Change, (6) Ageeing.
The goal of the Group is to inspire other experiences, deepen the dialogues between diverse communities and stimulate collective learning in order to ensure that the role and dynamic nature of cities in Europe have a visible and positive impact on the social and territorial cohesion, civic empowerment and economic recovery of all European nations.
Join the Project today and send your civic contribution!
Best regards
'No Economic Recovery Without Cities!' Civic Campaign

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=141669395860771&ref=ts
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