Author: Franziska Walther


“Todos al parque”: Barranquilla’s urban transformation initiative wins WRI Ross Center for Cities Award

IURC Latin America wishes congratulations to Barranquilla for winning the WRI Ross Cities Award. The city is currently part of a thematic cluster network formed by Cali (Colombia), Malaga (Spain), and Anci Lazio (Italy), collaborating on issues of urban agriculture and social  inclusion. Barranquilla also hosted a regional event of the IURC-LA programme on Nature-Based Solutions and Urban Regeneration, which...

Study visit of the Atlantico (Colombia) delegation in North East (Romania)

The three-day study visit of the Atlantico (Colombia) delegation in North East (Romania) has begun, in order to share good practices in their respective areas of interest such as health, energy, and digital transition. So far, the three member of the Chamber of Commerce of Barraquilla had opportunity to visit the Advanced Research Development Center in Experimental Medicine -CEMEX- and...

Webinar 12. From Grey to Green: Torino’s Rebirth through Urban Regeneration & Social Innovation

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the “From Grey to Green: Torino’s Rebirth through Urban Regeneration & Social Innovation” webinar. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Wednesday, February 22nd  at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 75 minutes and offer simultaneous...

Watch IURC LA’s webinar #11 on “Costal Cities & Blue Economy: Local experiences from Piraeus, Barranquilla and Genoa”

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPkGGJT20DQ[/embed] On January 25th , IURC Latin America held its eleventh webinar on "Costal Cities & Blue Economy". The event brought together international experts from Greece, Colombia, and Italy to discuss about the role of Coastal Cities and Blue Economy as a platform to generate social benefits, economic development, and environmental sustainability. The webinar began with the participation of Olivia...

Webinar 11. Costal Cities & Blue Economy: Local experiences from Piraeus, Barranquilla and Genoa

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the “Costal Cities & Blue Economy: Local experiences from Piraeus, Barranquilla and Genoa” webinar. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Wednesday, January 25th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 60 minutes and offer simultaneous...

Study Visit of Attica (Greece) in Colima (Mexico), Nov-Dec 2022

As part of the cooperation activities between the regions of Attica (Greece) and Colima (Mexico), two officials from the Innovation Center of Attica Region carried out a 3-day study visit in Colima from November 30th through December 2nd, 2022. Both regions are cooperating to explore opportunities to position tourism as an economic engine in a post-covid context. Through the implementation...

Watch IURC LA’s webinar #10, on ‘Participatory Planning and Community Engagement’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OKvA_S_7VA[/embed] On 12 December 2022, IURC Latin America held its tenth webinar on "Participatory Planning and Community Engagement". The event brought together international experts from Italy and Chile to discuss the role of participatory planning processes and how they build trust between the public, private and civil society sectors, as well as the people involved. The webinar started with the...

Read the fascinating blog of Otrobohtnia’s experience in learning about renewable energy in their just finalized visit to Magallanes

"Living at the edge of the world is truly concretized once you get the chance to travel to the other side. This experience was made tangible during the first week of November 2022, when I had the chance to travel to the city of Punta Arenas in Magallanes, the region closest connected to the Antarctic parts of Chile." "I was...

Mendoza – North West Development Region Study Visit –November 30th to December 2nd 2022

As part of the cooperation activities between the Province of Mendoza (Argentina) and the North-West Development Region (Romania), a delegation of two government officials from North-West carried out a study visit to Mendoza province (Argentina) from Wednesday, November 30th to Friday, December 2nd. During the study visit to Mendoza, the North-West delegation had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the...

A delegation from Opolskie, Poland carried out its study visit in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

As part of the cooperation activities between the Province of Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) and the Opolskie Voivodeship Region (Poland), a delegation of three government officials from Opolskie carried out a study visit to Tierra del Fuego province (Argentina) from Monday, November 14th to Wednesday, November 16th. During the study visit to Tierra del Fuego, Opolskie’s delegation had the opportunity to...