City 2.0: The threatened city, the citizen & the future city
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Do not miss this important International Meeting arranged by ARC•PEACE IBERO AMERICA. The meeting will be held in Majorca from 4 to 6 September, 2015.
The goal of the meeting is to achieve at least the following objectives:
- Create collective awareness of the critical current times characterized by the relentless migration mobility, uncontrolled urbanization process, increasing perception of insecurity, the visible deterioration of natural, rural and urban areas, and the unpredictable disasters caused by climate change combined with lack of prevention.
- Harmonize academic, professional, business and civil criteria; generating political actions directed Down – Up and influence the government in power for the common good.
- To found an Ibero American platform to encourage citizen participation and put an end to the centralization of power and wealth in the hands of a few to the detriment of the majority and the delicate balance of the terrestrial biosphere.
ARC●PEACE Co-chair, Ms. Luz María Sánchez Hurtado, is designated as one of The Huairou Commission referents to the Habitat III Summit to be held at Quito, Ecuador next year
We congratulate you, dear colleague, on your recent designation.
As you well know, ARC●PEACE’s main mission is to create awareness on issues of social responsibility and peaceful development. We are supposed to be the first to act in professional, collective and individual ways which honor our institutional vision. Be sure, dear colleague, that you are one of the most outstanding members at achieving these high goals.
While we joyfully share your designation with the full membership we take this opportunity to encourage each one of our colleagues to imitate your commitment and try harder at pursuing the common welfare at all levels, starting from where we live.
We shall be ever so glad to support your endeavours with Habitat III in mind.
On behalf of the Board of ARC●PEACE International
Yours very sincerely,
Co-Chair, ARC●PEACE India.
Oscar Margenet Nadal,
Newsletter Special Issue in memoriam Sven Thiberg. 18th April 2015.
Thirty days ago ARC•PEACE founder and mentor left this world.
At the Urgent Emergency Assembly held online on Saturday 21 March, three days after Sven death, Board members decided to pay him this well deserved homage.
On this NL special issue you can get to know more about this man of good will, enlightened understanding and exemplar leadership. Through the contribution of a number of colleague members you will see the positive influence of Sven Thiberg on many individuals, while getting an extra understanding of ARC•PEACE vision, mission and practices. Please comment on this tribute; and if you wish, send us some personal stories to broaden our knowledge about this unforgettable friend.
ARC•PEACE Honorary Member for life Sven Thiberg Passed away on 18th March 2015
With deep sorrow we regret to inform the decease of our dear cofounding member and mentor. At the General Assembly held in Denmark on 2012 we knew about the cruel terminal infirmity Sven was courageously suffering from, while bravely supported by his faithful wife Alice.
After a minute of silence kept in memoriam Prof. Sven Thiberg some anecdotes of our dear friend were recalled, particularly those emphasizing his human sensibility, high moral and intellectual values.
The Board members accompany Alice at this difficult time and every individual is invited to post her a note of condolence.
Decisions taken at UEA VIII meeting are detailed on section ‘Board Meetings’.