Sustainable Innovation Zones (ZIS) as catalysts for the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

                                                              

Sustainable Innovation Zones (ZIS) as catalysts for the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

10 Nov 2017 to 12 Nov 2017
Porto Alegre
, Brazil

1.Title of the Campus: Sustainable Innovation Zones (ZIS) as catalysts for the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals

2.Lead Partner Organization:  Global Urban Development (GUD)
 
3.Other Partner Organization(s) Co-Hosting the Campus:Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (ZISPOA), ZISPOA Project, Engineering School, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Orbita Coworking, Vila Flores Cultural Association. 
 
4.UTC Date: Friday 10th November 2017 to Sunday 12th November 2017
 
5.Location / Venue: UFRGS Centenario Building, Praca Argentina, 9; Vila Flores, Rua Sao Carlos, 759; Orbita Coworking, Rua Antao de Farias, 50  
 
6.Language: English / Portuguese
 
7. Sustainable Developement Goals addressed by this UTC: 

         

8. Description of the Campus

The theme of the November 10-12 Urban Thinkers Campus in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is Sustainable Innovation Zones (ZIS) as Catalysts for the New Urban Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, and Paris Climate Agreement, through Citizen Empowerment, Entrepreneurial Engagement, and Strategic Collaboration.  Organized and hosted by Global Urban Development (GUD), the Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (ZISPOA), the ZISPOA Project at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Orbita Coworking, and Vila Flores Cultural Association, the campus will focus on generating Sustainable Innovation and Inclusive Prosperity for urban communities by empowering citizens, entrepreneurs, universities, and governments to collaborate strategically, using ZISPOA as a model. Campus activities include three recent films about sustainability and collaboration in Porto Alegre: Forever Gaia, Substantivo Feminino, and Coletivas Criativas.  Sustainable Innovation sessions will discuss solar power, bike-friendly cities, collaborative houses, university research, and sustainable urban development, and there will be an evening "Green Drinks" celebration.
 
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