As part of a partnership based on the fundamental question of what future for our cities and territories the Forum Live in a Living City and INTA wanted to combine their efforts and experiences around the question of "smart" in the service of citizens and sustainable cities.
Since its creation in June 2014, Live in a Living City has moved closer to INTA. Professor Carlos Moreno, founder and president, invited Michel Sudarskis, our Secretary General, from the very first LIALC initiatives. Exchanges followed, and convergence between the views of LIALC and INTA brought Carlos Moreno to offer Michel Sudarskis to be part of its Scientific Committee and consider INTA as a strategic partner.
From his side, Carlos Moreno was invited to a session at the INTA37 Congress, in 2013 in Hanoi. INTA participated in the next LIALC events including in January 2015 in Santander. LIALC has also played an important part during the INTA38 Congress in Tallinn.
We are now entering a new phase of our partnership. LIALC has wished to join INTA as full member to show support to our action and strengthen the committed cooperation.
Concrete actions have been developed between INTA and LIALC: Carlos Moreno nomination to the Scientific Committee of INTA, launching of a joint award INTA / LIALC for 2015 to reward innovation in urban development and finally organizing joint events in Latin America in particular to the preparation of UN Habitat in 2016 in Ecuador.