Category: News from LA


Study Visit Parma – Mérida, May 3-6

Within the framework of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Programme (IURC Latin America), funded by the European Union, a delegation of three senior officials from the Italian city of Parma carried out a three-day study visit to the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, from May 3 to 6, 2022. The delegation was accompanied on May 4 by Mr. Jean-Pierre...

Webinar 5: “Mobility Behaviour Change: Promoting Sustainable Travel Choices in Cities”

The use of private motorised vehicles in cities is responsible for a series of negative externalities, such as air and noise pollution, traffic congestion and traffic accidents, amongst others. In this regard, cities are increasingly adopting innovative policies and measures to disincentivise the use of private cars, and therefore, promote more active and sustainable mobility choices. Various measures and initiatives...

A delegation from Coimbra, Portugal carried out their study visit in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

As part of the cooperation activities between the regions of Coimbra (Portugal) and Valle del Cauca (Colombia), a delegation of 13 members from Coimbra, mostly comprised of municipal authorities and mayors, carried out their study visit to Valle del Cauca on March 28th through March 30th, 2022. Both regions seek to exchange knowledge and good practices to boost their economic...

Regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania)

Yesterday, as part of the regional cooperation between Mendoza (Argentina) and North-West Development (Romania), the Argentinian region has developed a technical session regarding the opportunities of Cultural and Creative Industries to promote Tourism. Mendoza presented the guidelines defined by the local government to foster CCI activity and Tourism, and different innovative initiatives related to sectors as Winery Tourism, Music Festivals,...

A delegation from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study visit in Paraná

As part of the cooperation activities between the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) and the State of Paraná (Brazil), a delegation of 7 high-ranking officials from Silesian Voivodeship carried out their study visit in Paraná from March 21st through March 23rd, 2022, including Jakub Chełstowski, Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship. During the study visit to Paraná, the Silesian Voivodeship delegation had the...

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

On April 6th, IURC Latin America organised the second part of its webinar series on Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities. This session focused on the role of development banks and private financing in reducing the infrastructure gap in cities while promoting low-carbon investments. Luciane Gorgulho, Head of Department of Urban Development Culture & Tourism for BNDES, presented different instruments...

Public officials from cities and regions of Europe and Latin America shared their experiences about Digitalization and Innovation

https://youtu.be/zakUSi81i3E Last week 6 cities and 3 regions of Latin America and Europe participated in Smart City Expo Curitiba 2022, the most important event in Brazil on digitization and innovation. Delegates shared best practices and lessons learned about digitalization, plus they strengthened their networks. On March 23, 2022, public officials from 6 cities and 3 regions of Europe and Latin...

WEBINAR: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities” Part 2 – The role of development banks and private financing

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the second part of the “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities" webinar series, on the role of development banks and private financing. The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Wednesday, April 6th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have...

Watch the webinar: Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres: case studies from Manaus, Naples, and Cienfuegos

IURC Latin America organised a webinar on Rehabilitation Strategies for Historic Centres, presenting case studies of Naples, Manaus, and Cienfuegos. The three case studies allowed to learn about different strategies for the regeneration of historic centres, pointing out common challenges such as climate change and contrasting different approaches about participatory methodologies and sources of financing, amongst others. The webinar was...

The city of Hermosillo shared its experience developing and implementing its Green Infrastructure Manual with Debrecen

The city of Hermosillo, Mexico, shared its experience developing and implementing its Green Infrastructure Manual with the city of Debrecen, Hungary, with the participation of the city of São Paulo, Brazil, and Piraeus, Greece. Download the presentation here: https://lnkd.in/eMYy742G The Green Infrastructure Manual seeks to reduce air pollution and improve water quality and living conditions for several species. The 3...