Solo, the Spirit of Java

Solo, the Spirit of Java

1. Context

Surakarta, known as Solo City, is in the Central Java Province of Indonesia. The city is a "melting pot" of ethnic (Arab, China, India, etc.) and religious (Muslims, Christians, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.) diversity.

Seferihisar, Seed Swap Festival

Seferihisar, Seed Swap Festival

1. Context

Seferihisar is a harbor town situated 45 km away from Izmir, on the Aegean coast in Turkey.

International impact through the Hamuy Cocha Festival, Puno

International impact through the Hamuy Cocha Festival, Puno

1. Context

The City of Puno is located along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 3860m above sea level. Puno is considered the folkloric capital of Peru, and is home to the most number of traditional dances in the country.

The soul of Malmö

The soul of Malmö

1. Context

In 2010, Malmö city executive board decided to appoint the Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö. It was to be a politically independent commission tasked with deepening the analysis of the causes of the growing health inequities in the population.

Making Lyon a sustainable city:a culturally cooperative community

Making Lyon a sustainable city:a culturally cooperative community

1. Context

The municipality of Lyon is home to 480,000 inhabitants, but the city centre lies at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers and is France's largest metropolitan area, with more than 1.5 million people.

Rebuilding Lake Megantic

Rebuilding Lake Megantic

1. Context

Lake Megantic is the central city in the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Granit, at the south-east of the region of Estrie, close to the border with the United States (the state of Maine).

Building Hoi An towards a cultural city

Building Hoi An towards a cultural city

1. Context

Hoi An is an administrative unit of Quang Nam, a province in Central Vietnam. The City is located 30km South-east of Da Nang City. From 1999 to 2013, the population went from 77, 283 to 90.891 and the city from 5 urban wards to 9 and from 7 communes to and 4.

Twinning for a culture of sustainability, Hannover

Twinning for a culture of sustainability, Hannover

1. Context

Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony with about 520,000 inhabitants, is amongst the top 15 cities in Germany. It is a "green city" with the largest urban forest in Europe and numerous green spaces on the banks of the Leine river.

Cultural policies and Agenda 21 in Baie-Saint-Paul

Cultural policies and Agenda 21 in Baie-Saint-Paul

1. Context

Founded over 350 years ago, the 'Art and Heritage town' of Baie-Saint-Paul is nestled in a valley crossed by the Gouffre and Bras rivers and located on the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the tourist region of Charlevoix.