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Friends of the Colima River

By Dawna Pachkowsky ~ ~ Like most urban sustainability initiatives, citizen participation is an essential component for the success of management of the river systems in Colima, Mexico. For this reason, el Instituto de Planeacion para el Municipio de Colima … Continue reading

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Including citizens in the planning and design of public spaces: Successes and Challenges in Colima, Mexico

By Michael Vieira ~ ~ In Mexico, the Institute of Planning for the Municipality of Colima or el Instituto de Planeación para el Municipio de Colima (IPCo), recognizes the value and strength of the citizen with regard to sustainable approaches … Continue reading

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The Colima River Project

Colima City is the capital of the state of Colima which is located in Western Mexico on the Pacific coast, sharing its borders with the state of Jalisco and Michoacán. Most of the municipality is located in the Valley of … Continue reading

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How to make a street accessible while protecting its heritage features at the same time? After months of discussion, Colima still hasn’t come up with an answer…

Alejandra Perdomo Ibanez has been in Colima for almost 6 months. Her internship is focused on urban planning. ~ ~ Accessibility is increasingly becoming a key consideration in city planning and design. But this has not always been the case. City … Continue reading

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All you need is chalk: The perception of accessibility, disability, and universal design in Colima’s public spaces

Breanne Harder just wrapped up her 6-month internship in Colima, Mexico, where her work focused on urban planning and public space. ~  ~ During my internship at IPCo, my project ‘Accessible Colima’ focused on understanding accessibility in Colima’s public spaces, … Continue reading

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SCI receives recognition at Colima’s 9th National Conference of Local Urban Observatories

Well done, team! Our CEO, Jane McRae, and our Youth Led Development Officer, Eric Brown, are participating in Colima’s 9th National Conference of Local Urban Observatories. Sogen Moodley, our city member representative from Durban, South Africa has also joined to discuss the … Continue reading

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Colima wins “Change Your World 2011″

Congratulations to Colima! The Colima City Hall, in partnership with Colima’s Institute of Planning (IPCo), was declared a winner last week in the contest Change your World 2011, a contest organized by Global Changemakers and the United Nations. For Colima’s entry … Continue reading

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The Art of Participatory Planning in Colima

A fabulous video on participatory planning from Imagina Colima! Created by Colin Nekolaichuk, the video features a project by Emma Cohlmeyer. Both Colin and Emma were based in Colima as part of our CIDA IYIP youth internship program.  See the … Continue reading

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Public Perceptions of Bike lanes in Colima

Angeles Olivas is an architect with the Planning Institute of Colima, Mexico, a Sustainable Cities International Network member. She is a recent graduate from a Bachelor’s of Architecture with a specialization in Urban Mobility. She particularly enjoys designing pleasurable spaces for … Continue reading

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A new Official Plan for Colima: Working towards a better urban-rural integration

Jonathan Denis-Jacob is one of current CIDA IYIP interns based in Colima. His work focuses on Community and Urban Planning. ~  ~ The city of Colima, Mexico is now geared up for a new Official Plan. The Colima Institute of … Continue reading

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