City@EDU

“A growing number of cities recognize that learning, in its broadest sense, can be a driver for social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing. These cities are developing innovative strategies that allow citizens of all ages to learn new skills and competencies, thereby transforming their cities into learning cities”.

 People have always moved to the cities in order to connect. Today, as learning cities, they work as “points of access” and “hubs” of knowledge of a global interconnected technological supported network society.

 Taking into consideration the role of cities, towns, villages, local and regional authorities to build the communities of the future and the emerging importance of new literacies as energy, water, climate, code and global citizenship, among others, to build sustainable cities, we see the rising of educational programs and initiatives within the cities fostering the increase the quality of participation and inclusion.

City@EDU_Executive Summary

References:

Global Network of Learning Cities

UN-Habitat

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016

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