The Mega-Cities Project and MC2
ARE PROUD TO CONGRATULATE:
Gizele Martins, "Youth Forum", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Francisco Rankin, "The Youth Program", Nicaragua
MEGA-CITIES NETWORKING EVENT AT HABITAT III IN QUITO
Tuesday October 18th from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Room MR3 Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamin Carrion"
Confirmed list of panelists will be announced shortly!
The Mega-Cities Project is a transnational
non-profit network of leaders from grassroots groups, non-profits,
government, business, academia and media dedicated to sharing innovative
solutions to the problems their cities face in common. We focus on the
intersection of poverty/environment with special attention to voice and
livelihood for marginalized groups.
Our mission is to shorten the time lag between ideas and
implementation through experiential learning, collective creation of new
knowledge and preparing the next generation of urban leaders. Since
1987 our local teams in 21 cities have identified and document hundreds
of existing but un-recognized solutions; brokered the transfer of 40 of
these across national, regional, and neighborhood boundaries; invent a
leadership-partnership development strategy; designed a 3-continent
undergraduate travel/study course--“Cities for the 21st Century”; and
conducted a Global Leaders Survey which will be replicated periodically
to track changes.
Our approach to sharing, awarding and scaling-up local solutions has
been adopted by UN-Habitat as Urban Best Practices and has been
instrumental in fostering an asset-based view of the urbanization of the
world’s population. We focus on the intersection of poverty,
environment, and participation with special attention to choice and
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