Colima wins “Change Your World 2011”

Congratulations to Colima!

The Colima City Hall, in partnership with Colima’s Institute of Planning (IPCo), was declared a winner last week in the contest Change your World 2011, a contest organized by Global Changemakers and the United Nations. For Colima’s entry “I Wish This Was…”, ex-Sustainable Cities International intern Andrea Friedman led groups of high school students through the abandoned buildings and empty lots of downtown Colima, placing stickers of what “They Wish Was There”. The project helped obtain the youth‘s perspective for the longterm redevelopment of Colima’s Historic Center.

Change Your World 2011 was created by Global Changemakers in collaboration with the United Nations Youth Programme in recognition of International Youth Day (August 12) and the International Year of Youth (2011). The campaign highlights youth efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals through peace, freedom, progress and solidarity.

The competition included 67 events from around the world and named five winners, as judged through a public voting process. Other winners included: a Youth Day event in Indonesia; a Nigerian conference entitled “Women in leadership Positions vs Young Women: Bridging the Gap”; the first Universal Youth Olympic Truce Day at the Singapore EXPO; and the Dounia Project, an international livestream between New York City and Casablanca, Morocco.

Awards will be announced at the Global Youth Summit in the United Kingdom next November.

Click here for more details on the project

The project:

The documentary:

International Year of Youth:

About IPCo

IPCo arose from the civic and institutional demands for a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable Colima. Since its inception in 2006, IPCo has drawn strength from a political and societal commitment to planning, allowing it to act in concert with government, academia, and society. IPCo believes the best way to change our environment is by acting locally, alongside the citizens in the shared urban environment.


About sustainablecitiesnetwork

Sustainable Cities International is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. Operating since 1993, the mission of Sustainable Cities is to catalyze action on urban sustainability with cities around the world. We work by connecting and mobilizing people through the process of co-creating. We facilitate a thriving, international network of cities that act as urban laboratories: adopting, testing and improving on innovations. Ideas are accelerated through sharing of experience and cities are making transformational change a reality
This entry was posted in Colima and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Colima wins “Change Your World 2011”

  1. Eric Brown says:

    Congratulations Andy and to the rest of the IPCo. Very proud of you all right now!

  2. Colima congratz on such an outstanding achievement from EZPC Recycle!!!!

  3. Arq. Javier Espinoza Briceño says:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s