“Innovating Cities”    “Cidades Inovadores de Programa de      Cidades do Pacto Global da ONU”         Elizabeth Ryan, UNG...
The Cities Programme    The Cities Programme facilitates          collaboration betweengovernment, business and civil soci...
The UN Global CompactThe Cities Programme is the urban arm of the  United Nations Global Compact• The UN Global Compact is...
UN Global Compact PrinciplesHuman Rights•   Principle 1:    Support and respect for the protection of internationally proc...
The Cities ProgrammeInternational Secretariat based in Melbourne,Australia working with the New York office ofUN Global Co...
The Cities Programme• Supported by corporate, education, NGO  partners -   – Accenture, Fuji Xerox, Microsoft, World Visio...
World-leading Innovating            CitiesThree-year projects tackling seemingly intractable problemsModel of multi-sector...
Sustainability FrameworkInnovating City projects: Unique to each city Locally developed and driven Sustainability framewor...
Innovating CitiesAs-Salt, Jordan         ― Urban HeritageAsker, Norway           ― CorruptionBerlin, Germany         ― Hea...
Innovating City Case Study -     Milwaukee, USA
Context• Milwaukee is located on the USA side of the  Great Lakes region - 25% of world’s fresh  water• Economic base was ...
The Journey - Economic1. Research of business community to identify   strength (consultants then University)2. Eventually ...
Multi-sector team• Corporate - Milwaukee Water Council• Civil Society - University of Winconsin, Discovery World• Governme...
Ecological• Complex sewerage systems and management• Domestic backfill in floods• Changed lake environment - prize fish ca...
Collaborating to manage Ecology- government & civil & corporate• Great Lakes Water  Institute   – Marine life   – Water qu...
Cultural - Discovery WorldDiscovery World - Philanthropic supported centre for  innovative experiential science and techno...
Community research             Social research               identified:             • Lack of               community val...
Thirst‘Thirst’ - community education and communication project
Urban AquacultureSweet Water  Organics:• Unused factory• Model organic  system to grow fish  & vegetables in  urban settin...
The Future: Milwaukee - World Water Hub• Sweet Water Organics          • Water Centre in  receive $500,000 IBM            ...
ObrigadaUN Global Compact Cities Programme www.citiesprogramme.org Director, Professor Paul James Manager, Elizabeth Ryan ...
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  1. 1. “Innovating Cities” “Cidades Inovadores de Programa de Cidades do Pacto Global da ONU” Elizabeth Ryan, UNGCCPConferencia Internacional Cidades Inovadores, Curitiba Brazil, Maio 2011.
  2. 2. The Cities Programme The Cities Programme facilitates collaboration betweengovernment, business and civil society to enhance sustainability, resilience, diversity, and adaptation within cities in the face of complex urban challenges.
  3. 3. The UN Global CompactThe Cities Programme is the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact• The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate social responsibility initiative in the world• It has 7,000 signatories in 135 countries.• 2000 are now non-businessAt the first level with Cities Programme, City mayors sign on to the UN Global Compact principles
  4. 4. UN Global Compact PrinciplesHuman Rights• Principle 1: Support and respect for the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;• Principle 2: Active rejection of human rights abuses.Labour Standards• Principle 3: Upholding of the freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;• Principle 4: Support for the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;• Principle 5: Upholding of the effective abolition of child labour;• Principle 6: Support for the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.Environment• Principle 7: Support for a precautionary approach to environmental challenges:• Principle 8: Undertaking to promote greater environmental responsibility;• Principle 9: Encouragement of the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.Anti-Corruption• Principle 10: Work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.
  5. 5. The Cities ProgrammeInternational Secretariat based in Melbourne,Australia working with the New York office ofUN Global CompactModel developed in Melbourne used in all Innovating CitiesMore than thirty signatory citiesFourteen leading Innovating Cities
  6. 6. The Cities Programme• Supported by corporate, education, NGO partners - – Accenture, Fuji Xerox, Microsoft, World Vision, RMIT University• Supports Cities with sustainability expertise - systems, tools, facilitation, advice and research Global network between cities is in development
  7. 7. World-leading Innovating CitiesThree-year projects tackling seemingly intractable problemsModel of multi-sector governance: Government, Corporate, Civil society
  8. 8. Sustainability FrameworkInnovating City projects: Unique to each city Locally developed and driven Sustainability framework of social domains: Economic, Ecological, Political, Cultural
  9. 9. Innovating CitiesAs-Salt, Jordan ― Urban HeritageAsker, Norway ― CorruptionBerlin, Germany ― Health CareJapshadpur, India ― Water SustainabilityJinan, China ― Traffic SafetyLe Havre, France ― Sustainable TourismMelbourne, Australia ― Residential Resource-UseMilwaukee, USA ― Water SustainabilityPorto Alegre, Brasil ― Slum RehabilitationPlock, Poland ― Sustainable Urban DevelopmentSan Francisco, USA ― Climate ChangeTshwane, South Africa ―Sustainable Industrial ChangeUlaanbaatar, Mongolia ― Urban Developmenttackling complex urban-sustainability issues
  10. 10. Innovating City Case Study - Milwaukee, USA
  11. 11. Context• Milwaukee is located on the USA side of the Great Lakes region - 25% of world’s fresh water• Economic base was traditional manufacturing - now reduced• Initial impetus for city collaboration was to rebuild economic strength• Initiated by Spirit of Milwaukee - Business council
  12. 12. The Journey - Economic1. Research of business community to identify strength (consultants then University)2. Eventually identified 150 businesses - water products and services3. Research academic expertise - discovered large group of water scientists working for 40 years4. Formed Milwaukee Water Council
  13. 13. Multi-sector team• Corporate - Milwaukee Water Council• Civil Society - University of Winconsin, Discovery World• Government - Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Council
  14. 14. Ecological• Complex sewerage systems and management• Domestic backfill in floods• Changed lake environment - prize fish can’t live in Lake
  15. 15. Collaborating to manage Ecology- government & civil & corporate• Great Lakes Water Institute – Marine life – Water quality• Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Council – Working with multiple agencies to unify systems & regulations – With Water Council formed Great Lakes Council, incorporating 7 states and territories (inc. 2 in Canada)
  16. 16. Cultural - Discovery WorldDiscovery World - Philanthropic supported centre for innovative experiential science and technology education
  17. 17. Community research Social research identified: • Lack of community value for water • Surprising lack of connection with water • Lack of access and use of the lake in some communities
  18. 18. Thirst‘Thirst’ - community education and communication project
  19. 19. Urban AquacultureSweet Water Organics:• Unused factory• Model organic system to grow fish & vegetables in urban settings• Also social & education program - schools and veterans
  20. 20. The Future: Milwaukee - World Water Hub• Sweet Water Organics • Water Centre in receive $500,000 IBM development: award: – 7 story, 100 year old – through Milwaukee Water warehouse Council – Business and water – to take urban aquaculture researchers model across world – Start up assistance for• Milwaukee receives US water businesses Water Prize • International Alliances: – Singapore, France, – Developing countries
  21. 21. ObrigadaUN Global Compact Cities Programme www.citiesprogramme.org Director, Professor Paul James Manager, Elizabeth Ryan +61 3 9925 3407 +61 425 773 359

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