In a post-industrial era where cities across the globe have taken an entrepreneurial approach to urban territorial management, mega-events have become a prominent part of urban policies (Harvey, 1989). The Olympics and the Formula 1 World Championship are examples of internationally-significant mega-events, typically with an abundance of visitors and global media audiences of billions.
(ongoing project) World Experience for Georgia's project implemented in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in 2017 aims to facilitate energy reforms in Georgia through public and civil society awareness raising that hopefully will increase policy impact of civil society in policymaking process.
(ongoing project) In 2017 the Institute of Georgian Architects in cooperation with hbs South Caucasus implements a new project "Designing the Concept of Tbilisi`s historic district`s development based on public participation principle through the example of 'parallel development'".
(ongoing project) The Acopian Center for the Environment (AUA) in cooperation with hbs organizes the Sustainable Energy Academy to create a community of students and young professionals in Armenia who will be equipped to promote and implement sustainable energy solutions at building, district/community, and national levels.
(closed project) In 2016 organization World Experience for Georgia (WEG) in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation emplements project Capacity Building in the Field of Climate Change.
(closed project)The Centre for Cultural Relations – Caucasian Housein cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, in 2016, implemented a project Green Ideas for Georgia’s Progressive Development. The project, through critical assessment and utilization of European experience, aimed to contribute to rethinking the principles of sustainable development and strengthening Green socio-political agenda in Georgia.
On October 12-16, 2015 11 professionals from the Armenia and Georgia participated in the Energy Transition study-trip organized by HBS. The participants were able to meet and engage into active discussions with the representatives of German government, German parliament, business sector, NGOs and think thank organizations and understand how the energy-related decisions are made and at what extant each of those sectors affect on the final decisions.
(closed project) The project implemented by Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in collaboration with the Green Alternative with the financial support of Heinrich Böll Foundation aimed to support environmental and social justice principles by strengthening the employees in the industrial zones, and the young civil society activists. As well as by increasing awareness towards the existing problem in the society.
(closed project) In March 2014, association “Green Alternative” with financial assistance of the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has started implementation of the new project that aims to increase awareness around sustainable energy and support development of the sustainable energy policy in Georgia in participatory and inclusive way.
(closed project) Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office supported a project “„Greening“the political Education on the eve of the 2014 Local Self Governance Elections in Georgia” initiated and implemented by the Association Green Alternative in May-December, 2013.
(closed project) In July-December, 2012, Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office supported a project “Political Debates on Sustainable Development – Elections 2012 in Georgia” initiated and implemented by the Association Green Alternative.
On June 12, 2015, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF SC) organized the regional energy conference bringing together the representatives of academia, politicians, civil society, governmental organizations and international organizations, from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to discuss the prospects of the sustainable energy systems in the South Caucasus Countries.
How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The offices of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Kiev, Tbilisi, Belgrade and Sarajevo from 2014 to 2018 will implement a new programme – Climate Policy as an Impetus for Modernization in East and Southeast Europe.
Ecology and sustainable development are among the important issues South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation concentrates on. Together with our partners we monitor and analyze recent developments in the field of energy, environmental protection and climate change.
The edited version of the catalogue prepared for the exhibition Post Oil City organized by IFA and Arch+ (initially in 2010), reflects the architectural and urban projects developed and implemented in Asia, Africa and America and responds many other issues.