Metropolis in Porto Alegre

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In the 24 and November 25 past, Porto Alegre it accomplished the International Symposium Democratic Governance in Cities, a work of articulation of the Municipal Clerkship of Political Coordination and Local Governance, coordinated by secretary Clênia Maranhão.

The Metropolis is formed by city with more than 1 million inhabitants, that look for solutions shared for its problems, promoting the changes of experiences and presentation of you marry.

On the 24 we met experiences of Bamako, Berlin, Barcelona, State of Mexico, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Porto Alegre.

One of the prominences was Jozek Gruskovnjak’s excellent presentation, of the Sistema Cisco, on ” Innovation and TIC in Governance and Local Democracy”, in a vision on as the Nets with use of the new technologies has capacity to spread ideas, information, to disseminate knowledge, to promote the freedom and full exercise of the citizenship.

With a lot of pride I received secretary Clênia Maranhão’s mission from incorporating well to the team that accompanied the technical visits of Metropolis members in some projects happened of Governance in Porto Alegre.

25 for the morning we went in two vans, supported by 8 beaters of the Municipal Guard, for the South Zone of the city, to visit it Vela Social, inclusion project through the sport (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtlIR694xc4); soon after we moved for the “Rural Roads” (Porto Alegre is the second Brazilian capital with productive rural area - http://www.caminhosrurais.tur.br /), where our visitors had the opportunity to appreciate wines and liqueurs with production in Belém Velho (Neighborhood of Porto Alegre), in Bordignon´s Wines (http://www.vinhobordignon.com.br /); we contained the route in the Popular Center of Purchases, project of the City hall of Porto Alegre, through the Municipal Clerkship of Production, Industry and Trade, totally financed by the private initiative, that removed the traveling salespersons of the downtown.

Our visitors were deeply impressed with what they saw and the contacts that had directly with the visited communities. The comments to each other, were alone praises, with desires of they know each project better. Among the displacements, we had the opportunity to speak of another projects, developed for several you would secrete and communities, from the Environmental Partner to the padded production done with fibers of PET, commenting and explaining each one of the areas of our city and its projects.

Already on the 27 I received returns for e-mail from many of them, with gratefulness for the ” two crazy, amazing days ” past in Porto Alegre.

It is a feather that our traditional media didn’t give prominence to the event, that gathered representatives of 33 countries.