Saint Lucia advancing Sustainable Cities Agenda

Saint Lucia advancing Sustainable Cities Agenda

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 14, 2015 – Urban and social transformation professionals will this week participate in a Sustainable Cities Course exploring practical opportunities and advancements in sustainable cities.

The Government of Saint Lucia continues to recognise advancements in plans and projects for the sustainable development of the capital city, villages and communities around the island.

In fact the cities of the Americas are experiencing dramatic and accelerating changes. Significant demographic variations and technological advances are having an increasingly powerful impact on how people live in the region.

The Sustainable Cities course provides an integral overview of the different aspects that contribute to building sustainable communities, targeting different topics emanating from the First Summit on Sustainable Development in the Americas held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in December 1996.

The four day course September 15 – 18, 2015 will provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the different elements that contribute to the development of sustainable cities to government officials and members of civil society involved in planning processes and urban development

The course will include theoretical presentations that combine the instructors’ inputs with student participation. Case studies will be presented and discussed in order to develop practical skills. In addition the course will combine theory with practical exercises in which the students will experience the content of each module applied to real life situations through lectures, readings, field trips group exercises and discussion.

The Sustainable Cities course is organised the Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science & Technology and the Saint Lucia National Trust.

With a cadre of trained professionals this initiative will greatly support government`s agenda for ensuring a sustainable future for all.

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