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Urbanisation as a Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Development

Nov 11th
14:30 - 16:00

Redefining the Future of Cities is an initiative in partnership between seven Impact Hubs, located in Sweden, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, with the aim of raising prospective conversations with experts from different sectors and countries, to show the world how socially responsible companies are taking action on Sustainable Development Goal 11.

This is the last session of the online conference series that began in August. The events consist of experts from two cities to highlight and share best practices from each other.

In this occasion we will discuss SDG 11.A, that focuses on what can be done to support positive economic, social and environmental chains between urban, peri-urban and rural areas, strengthening national and regional development planning.


About the Panelists

Laís Leão, CEO and Founder of InCities – Network for Inclusive Cities, which works for more secure and inclusive urban areas for women. Laís is an Architect and Urban Planner, specializing in Public Administration and a Master’s student in Urban Management. Listed in 2020 Forbes Under30 and participated in the youth delegation of the World Economic Forum, addressing urban inclusion.

Leandro Narloch, Brazilian journalist and bestselling author. Leandro is a reporter for Veja magazine and editor of the Aventuras na História e Superinteressante, do Grupo Abril magazines, a columnist for Veja magazine’s website and the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper as well as a commentator for Rádio Jovem Pan. He created “Arvore do Futuro” Movement, that unites environmental and economic development issues.

Ricardo Birmann, CEO of Urbanizadora Paranoazinho, Brasilia and Director of Birmann S / A and Fundação Aron Birmann, in São Paulo. Has a degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo, and is an urbanism enthusiast.

The conversation will be moderated by Rulian Maftum, Program Director at Impact Hub Curitiba.

This session will be held in Portuguese.

  • Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English


Can we reimagine a future with more justice and equity, and how will the new reality redefine the process for a more sustainable future?

Get inspired by the leaders of the area and participate in conversations about the future of sustainability and our cities.

Reserve your spot to attend the sessions and follow the highlights on social media #RedefiningFutureCities #RFC

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