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RECNET – Recycling the City Network

Events 11/04/2014
World Urban Forum
Summary
The RECNET network will organize a Networking session within the WUF 7 on aprill 11th in Medellin. This event will serve to officially present the network.
 

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wuf7_2.1 The “Recycling City Network. Rethinking the Transformation of Cities (RECNET)” currently comprises more than 90 organizations from 11 countries, founded with the purpose of finding the collaboration of key stakeholders in re- thinking the transformation of cities for a sustainable transition to a more resilient socio- ecological systems. The primary focus for the RECNET Network is the promotion of participatory community development through the transfer of experiences, the promotion of environmental and socio- awareness activities, which will promote, link and coordinate the empowerment of all stakeholders actions. RECNET focuses on four main areas of work (energy, water , land and biodiversity), targeting key challenges that must be in constant innovation and research: – Adaptation and mitigation of climate change – Intangible Heritage – Green and Circular Economy The main objective of the Network RECNET is to create a network of institutions between Europe (EU) and Latin America (LA) for the development of social innovation, aimed at reducing the environmental impact of cities through the promotion of appropriate mechanisms of social participation in transition to sustainable land management. The first formal event of RECNET Network is performed within the activities scheduled in the World Urban Forum at Medellín, Colombia, in the networking “resilience strategies for local and regional sustainable development of cities” on Friday, April 11 (2014), 14 to 16 hours. RECNET is seeking collaboration with key stakeholders to rethink cities, in the transition to a sustainable social-ecological systems. To apply for membership to the network, you can confirm to the following email address: brent.villanueva@upc.edu

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