El proyecto INTEGRATION continua hasta mayo 2013:
La Comisión Europea aprobó la prórroga del proyecto INTEGRATION hasta finales de mayo 2013. Actividades adicionales serán desarrolladas en Brasil y Colombia.
Un parque y acceso a barrios en beneficio de 20.000 personas en Quito:
Cohesión social - Un reto para el desarrollo de las ciudades on September 4th, 2012 in Guadalajara. A public event for experts and interested citizens took place!
Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, México
The Mexican city of Guadalajara (1,6 million inhabitants) is the center of a metropolitan area and is located approximately 500 km west of Mexico City in the federal state of Jalisco. Guadalajara suggested an area of 5.2 hectares as pilot project area for INTEGRATION. In former times, parts of this area served as garage for the railway. The careless handling of oils and mineral fuels since the mid-20th century led to the proliferation of toxic substances in the soil. Today, the brownfield site affects the bordering housing areas endangering its inhabitants. In some apartment buildings massive contaminations with hydrocarbons were found in the ground. After the remediation of the contaminated sites, a mixture of housing construction and green spaces is scheduled. The intended participation of the population at the planning process is important to reach best results. Among others the project is supported by the German GTZ “Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit” (German Technical Coorporation) as a co-operation partner with its office in Mexico, and the ITDP - Institute for Transport and Development Policy based in New York.