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: http://www.ipco.gob.mx/yoquisiera
The documentary: http://vimeo.com/26923325
International Year of Youth: http://social.un.org/youthyear/
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. http://www.ipco.gob.mx