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Panel of Experts to Discuss Sustainable Cities and Communities in the Americas at the OAS

  October 26, 2013

The construction of cities and communities in greater harmony with the environment and urban planning will provide the central focus of discussions that the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold on Tuesday October 29, in Washington, DC.

The Governor of the Department of Antioquia (Colombia) will make a presentation at the meeting about the experiences of social planning and the process of transformation that has taken place in the city of Medellin, in order to bring more sustainability to this Colombian region.

Also participating in the CIDI meeting will be experts from the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Bank and the Solar Foundation, who will speak about the current situation in the region, the main challenges posed by rapid urbanization and demographic changes, as well as some successful experiences in building sustainable cities in the Americas.

The "Program for Sustainable Cities and Communities in the Americas," run by the OAS Department of Sustainable Development with resources from the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) has enabled the implementation of initiatives in the Hemisphere in areas like clean energy, sustainable waste management, natural disaster mitigation and sustainable transportation.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

WHAT: Panel of Experts and Dialogue: Building Sustainable Cities and Communities in the Americas

WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)

WHERE: Simón Bolívar Hall
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-251/13