PUSH invited to Habitat III in Ecuador

PUSH will take part to Habitat III Conference Events in Quito, Ecuador, from 15 to 20 October 2016.

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that takes place following a bi-decennial cycle (Vancouver 1976, Istanbul 1996 and Quito 2016) with the aim to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, and focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda.

PUSH was selected to share its experience on service design for social and urban innovations, particularly focusing on the results gathered in the last few years.
Three events have been already scheduled in the rich conference program:

• A “datathon” where the local community will start building the open dataset for the free and collaborative app for tourism “Open Tour Quito”.

• A workshop session about MUV, the game that adds values to sustainable urban commuting.

• A side event about Street Art with the projection of the awarded documentary “Borgo Vecchio Factory” and a brief workshop on Street Art Factory, the web art gallery where you can find street art pieces, buy street artists’ artworks and, at the same time, fund artistic workshops for kids.

We’re very proud to take part to this historical event. The opportunity to contribute to Habitat III confirms us that with new ideas, a good dose of courage and a simple Internet connection, you can really get anywhere. Even where we never even remotely dreamed. “

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