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The URBENVIRON International Association is a nongovernmental organization, with headquarters in Brasilia, that provides an open forum for anyone interested in knowledge building and networking on urban environmental planning and management. Our memberships are international and multidisciplinary, today gathering individuals and organizations of 44 countries in the commitment to promote sustainable development in the cities around the world.
The Association activities are guided by the principles of the Charta of Brasilia (2005), through four strategic initiatives:
The mission of URBENVIRON is to strengthen the capacities to promote urban environmental quality through protection of natural resources in alliance with the defence of social interests, in the perspective of sustainable development.
Call for Abstracts for the 5th Urbenviron International Seminar on Environmental Planning and Management – URBENVIRON BRASILIA 2012 - is now open, focusing URBAN RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE. The Seminar that will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, from October 18 to 20, is organized by the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Brasilia, in partnership with the Urbenviron Association. Venue is the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District. The Programme includes a Conference opening, roundtables and panels with the participation of experts from different fields of knowledge regarding the Seminar topics, and is designed to steer the discussions in the breakout sessions. In general assembly on September 17, 2011, the Urbenviron Association has elected its new Management Board for a 4-year-mandate. The 4 th Urbenviron International Congress focusing Green Cities: a Path to Sustainability took place in Cairo, Egypt, on December 10-13 and was followed by a complementary Workshop at El-Gouna, on the Red Sea Coast, from December 14 to 16. The Congress was organized by the Housing & Building National Research Center of Egypt (www.hbrc.edu.eg) and supported by UN-Habitat. Proceedings will be released soon. Proceedings of the 4th Urbenviron International Seminar Niteroi 2010 are ready for downloading. 5th Urbenviron International Seminar 2012 will be hostet by University of Brasilia, Brazil, under coordination of Prof. Dr. Maria do Carmo Lima Bezerra. University of South Florida, USA, is expected to host the 5th Urbenviron Congress in 2013 under coordination of Prof. Dr. Kala Vairavamoorthy. URBENVIRON now in Directory of Institutions of the Brazilian Council of Research and Technological Development (CNPq). URBENVIRON in partnership with SIADES (Environmental Information System for Sustainable Development). See projects at hygeia.fsp.usp.br/siades/ URBENVIRON is now a member of the GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP (GWP), an international network that supports sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels. Visit www.gwpforum.org Renew your Urbenviron membership here
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