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Mayors' Summit

September 9 - rio de janeiro

Visionary leaders reinvented their cities and today are examples of political will, innovation and focus on sustainable development.

Brazilian and international mayors are invited to a unique meeting with Jaime Lerner, Ken Livingstone, Mary Jane Ortega, Enrique Peñalosa and Sam Adams for the first Mayors' Summit in Rio de Janeiro. They will have the opportunity to listen about the experiences and the challenges those former mayors faced who dared to reinvent their cities.

The reunion of emblematic leaders on local changes is the propitious moment to renew commitments and trace new goals.

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Cities & Transport
International Congress

September 10 and 11 - rio de janeiro

The Congress will bring together mayors, specialists, researchers, businessmen and representatives of civil society organizations to discuss and collectively think about viable alternatives for the future of urban areas.

More than 130 speakers will take part in 31 sessions divided into 42 hours of discussions along two days of the event.

National and international leaders who have changed or are changing the way we think and relate to our cities will be in Rio de Janeiro to share ideas, best practices and successful initiatives in building more inclusive and human cities.

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general program

General Program

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  • Auditorium

    Main Events
  • 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    Opening Ceremony and Launch of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

    02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Auditorium

    Opening Ceremony and Launch of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

    WRI and EMBARQ combine their learnings, expertises and practice areas in 2015 to track the complexity of rapid urban growth. What began as a work in urban mobility is now the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, the global program for cities of WRI. Locally, the WRI Brasil Cidades Sustentáveis.

    PARTICIPANTS

     

  • 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

    Local leaders and the changes in cities

    02:30 pm - 03:30 pm Auditorium

    Local leaders and the changes in cities

    Context: Local Government and global experiences that transformed cities. How to transcend the political mandate and promote sustainable legacy, based on trust and positive leadership.

    CONFIRMED LEADERS

    Moderator: Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI (World Resources Institute)

  • 03:30 pm - 04:15 pm

    Networking Coffee

  • 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm

    Local leaders and the changes in cities

    04:15 pm - 05:15 pm Auditorium

    Local leaders and the changes in cities

    [Sequence of the event begun in the panel with same name.] Context: Local Government and global experiences that transformed cities. How to transcend the political mandate and promote sustainable legacy, based on trust and positive leadership.

    CONFIRMED LEADERS

    Moderator: Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI (World Resources Institute)

  • 05:15 pm - 05:30 pm

    Final considerations with Andrew Steer

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

    Guided tour to selected works of 31st São Paulo Biennial

    05:30 pm - 06:30 pm Galleries

    Guided tour to selected works of 31st São Paulo Biennial

    Cidade das Artes hosts traveling exhibit of 31st São Paulo Biennial 

    The 31st Biennial sought to address the contemporary condition through works made within the concept of "project", many of them carried out in collaboration between artists, groups of artists and professionals from other disciplines. For the exhibition in the Cidade das Artes were selected projects 10.000 years of Nordic folk art, photographic set of Asger Jorn documenting pre-Christian visual productions and pre-modern in Northern Europe; The last adventure, photographic series of Romy Pocztaruk resulting from travel by Trans; Handira, meeting of textile works of Teresa Lancet made along the African weavers communities and the coffee reading, series of amulets collected by Michael Kessus Gedalyovich during the journey made from the Paradise Hills in Israel, the Brazilian Amazon. Also includes exposure Hell film, Yael Bartana, commissioned for the 31st Biennial, which simulates the construction and destruction of a temple in the Bom Retiro district, downtown São Paulo.
    As proposed by the curator Pablo Lafuente, "this exhibition, the carpets and the pictures also configure landscapes, like the photographs of Romy Pocztaruk, and are at the same time use of objects such as amulets of Gedalyovich, can help build a world new ".

  • Parallel Sessions

    Occurring in several rooms
  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    GIZ Training Session - How to improve Conditions and Safety for cyclists?

    Eletroacústica Room

    09:00 am - 01:00 pm Eletroacústica Room

    GIZ Training Session - How to improve Conditions and Safety for cyclists?

    Training Course –How to improve Conditions and Safety for cyclists?

    This course is part of a series of training courses of the German Cooperation (GIZ) and its SUTP project (www.sutp.org). SUTP implemented already more than 140 courses in Asia, Africa and Latin America with 5,000 participants since 2003.

    This training course will describe the main elements of transport policies that improve conditions for cyclists and increase cycling safety and will be based on the experience from developed and developing cities, local expertise and discussions with experts. It will concentrate on the following aspects:

    • International experiences in successful cycling policies
    • Brazilian status quo and recent progress
    • Short-term policies and low-cost interventions for increased safety

    Participants will receive a certificate and course material.

    COORDINATOR/ PARTICIPANTS

    MANFRED BREITHAUPT   ZÉ LOBO          

    WARNER VONK    CARLOS FELIPE PARDO

    To register you need to be inscribed  for the congress and in addition send your registration to pardo@despacio.org indicating your name, position and city/country.

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    SOLUTIONS Multiplier Workshop

    Eletroacústica Room

    02:00 pm - 05:00 pm Eletroacústica Room

    SOLUTIONS Multiplier Workshop

    SOLUTIONS aims to support the exchange on innovative and green urban mobility solutions among cities from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. The project brings together a wealth of experience and technical knowledge from international organizations, consultants, cities, and experts involved in transport issues and solutions.

    The project’s overall objective is to make a substantial contribution to the uptake of innovative urban mobility solutions across the world by facilitating dialogue and exchange, promoting successful policy, providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials, and fostering future cooperation on research, development and innovation. The activities are organised around six themes: 

    • public transport
    • transport infrastructure
    • city logistics
    • integrated planning / sustainable urban mobility plans
    • network and mobility management
    • clean vehicles

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Cidade das Artes

Cidade das Artes (City of the Arts) is the place of Mayors Summit and Cities & Transport International Congress. With its concrete sails, the modern and sculptural building is a great space for people being together. The creation of the set of facilities was planned by French architect Christian Portzamparc. Composed by different, large and sophisticated areas in the heart of Barra da Tijuca, City of Arts will further inspire interaction between speakers and participants and stimulate discussions at the Summit and at the International Congress.

rio de janeiro

The city of Rio de Janeiro, besides of being wonderful, also has the gift of welcoming. Even the ones who came from far always feel friendly embraced . With 450 years of history and joy, Rio shows, every day, that never grows old. We live a moment of transformation and we are preparing ourselves to the future. Mobility, infrastructure, suburbs rescue and port region works are some examples. Each day that goes on, Rio de Janeiro is a city of and for all.

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cidade das artes

Avenida das Américas, 5300
Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CEP: 22793-080
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About WRI Brasil | EMBARQ Brasil

WRI Brasil | EMBARQ Brasil helps companies and governments in the development and implementation of sustainable solutions to transport and mobility problems in Brazilian cities. The organization contributes to reduce greenhouse gases emissions and pollution, to increase road safety, to improve public health and to create safe, accessible and pleasant public spaces. Created in 2005, EMBARQ Brazil now is integrated to WRI Brasil in order to achieve even more transformative results.

WRI (World Resources Institute) is an international research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.

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