A coffee worker dreams big for her son to not only have pride in what she does for a living, but to aspire to do other things.
Rosa Alegria, consultant for CIFAL and pro-activist for the Rio + 20 Summit, was sent on behalf of Rodrigo R Loures’ progressive organization FIEP to participate in and study the DREAM:IN project. They have developed an initiative called ‘meusonhoverde’ or ‘mygreendream’ to capture the green dreams of the people of Curitiba.
Thank you Rosa for believing in DREAM:IN!
DREAM:IN was presented at CICI 2011- a conference of 3,000 people to discuss urban innovation from innovative cities across the world, in Curitiba, Brazil.
We would like to thank Rodrigo Rocha Loures, president of Federation System of Industries of the State of Parana (FIEP) and his team for giving us an opportunity to share the DREAM:IN methodology with Brazil.
Here is a report of the events that took place.
Project “My Green Dream” is launched at the Innovative Cities
Catch DREAM:IN being adopted in Brazil for capturing green dreams here:
The DREAM:IN Project was presented at CICI 2011/a conference of 3,000 people to discuss urban innovation from innovative cities across the world. In Curitiba, Capital of Parana State, one of the towns that has met almost all of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (www.un.org/milleniumgoals) and has a very high quality of life.
Rodrigo R Loures, President of FIEP [Federation of Industries of Parana State] and Nabil Bonduki, Brazilian Secretary of the Environment congratulated Sonia Manchanda for the methodology of the Dream:in Project, emphasising the importance of listening to the voice of people.
Rosa Alegria, a futurologist was sent on behalf of Rodrigo R Loures’ progressive organization to participate in and study the DREAM:IN project and have developed an initiative called ‘meusonhoverde’ or ‘mygreendream’ to capture the green dreams of the people of Curitiba. So that a green manifesto can be developed.
It was on the invitation of Rodrigo’s team that the DREAM:IN methodology was presented. In a packed hall for 300 people: scholars, professionals, NGOs, politicians and bureaucrats. The ‘meusonhoverde’, a UNITAR and cifal project was also shared. Claudia Mirelles Davis shared the plan for a DREAM:IN Brazil and invited everyone to participate. Copies of the ‘Reality Check’ were distibuted.
There was as much innovation, as emotion as a detailed session with the committed team and dreamcatchers followed.
With Claudia Meirelles Davis leading the process, and a good group of highly talented and motivated people beginning to come forward, the next steps are to detail a plan for DREAM:IN Brazil.
SAO PAULO / 21 MAY 2011
The DREAM:IN project was shared in great detail with a group of leaders, from various professions – marketing, advertising, finance, business, photographers, not for profit, designers and scholars, students, etc in a highly productive and interactive session. The goal to create momentum and a team that will work voluntarily to realise DREAM:IN Brasil was successfully achieved.
SAO PAULO / 27 MAY 2011
The Dream:in project will be shared with big dreamers and potential investors who would/could choose to become associated with the Dream:in global foundation by making a significant contribution or a grant to make DREAM:IN Brazil a reality by 2012. Claudia Mirelles Davis and Sonia Manchanda will discuss the project and the possibilities with this eminent group.
SAO PAULO / JULY 2011
Prof Carlos Texeira and Claudia will share possible dates and plans for a DREAM:IN Brazil.
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If we dream alone, it’s just a dream. If we dream together, it is reality!
Parsons, The New School for Design, hosted its first annual fest between 7th and 28th May, 2011 in New York. An integral and important part of this festival was the DREAM:IN presentation that took place on 10th May, 2011. This report talks about the exciting events that took place.
Map your dreams and make them reality. This initiative’s goal is “Green Dreams Around the World” (Green Dreams Around the World), officially presented on the last day of the International Conference of Innovative Cities (CICI 2011), conducted by the Federation of Industries of Paraná (Fiep).
The idea was inspired by the Dream-in project, held in Bangalore, India, and arose from a request by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) made to the managing committee of the International Training Centre for Local Actors in Latin America (CIFAL), located in Curitiba, which is coordinated locally by Fiep. The CIFAL was charged with creating an innovative pilot project aimed at the mobilization site, with the theme of environment and sustainability, with the characteristic ability to be replicated in order to be adopted by other cities around the world.
The pilot project aims to raise the streets of the Curitiba green dreams of the population. For this, a team of 85 “dream catcher” is equipped with mobile phones and digital cameras, with a mission to collect testimonies on video – at most a minute – the locals. This material is intended to feed the global discussion on the future of the planet, which is the center of world attention exactly one year from now, when it held the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), which occurs 20 years after the Eco 92. When opening the panel presentation of the project, the president of the Federation of Industries of Paraná (FIEP), Rodrigo da Rocha Loures, highlighted the importance of the initiative. ”Everybody has a dream, which will be translated into a vision of Curitiba green. Let’s hear the dreams of ordinary people and bring these voices to be heard in the global leadership. We will encourage the dream of the people. “
In the panel on “Green Cities: Towards Rio +20 Conference, the public knew at first hand the site www.meusonhoverde.com.br where videos with green dreams will be grouped.
Sonia Manchanda presented to the public in the dreams of the Indians captured in Bangalore Dream-in project, which served as inspiration for Curitiba. Were captured over a thousand testimonies from ordinary people from all provinces of India, told the cameras that his personal dreams for a better life. Later thinkers were gathered from the cities – public administrators, planners, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, financiers, academics – which proposed to draw public policy, social, environmental and business based on these dreams. ”Dreams have no limits. Begin to dream, “said Sonia.
Joy Rose, technical advisor SESI-PR, explained that the initiative “My Green Dream” is preparing the city for a new vision of sustainability. ”Unlike what we had in Eco 1992, now there is a chance to look and see what can be different. The idea is to bring innovation and a new view of reality and social networks will help us. “ He added: “Mental attitude is the starting point, raise awareness of the responsibility of each one.The change depends on us. “
Rodrigo Rocha Loures closed the panel noting that it is necessary to enter the 3rd industrial revolution and that there is no time to lose. ”We need to innovate and act sustainably. We will not change the planet, but we can change the world, which is our city, our neighborhood, our country. “
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