UIA2020RIO launch: welcome message


We are pleased to invite architects and urban planners from here and from all continents, urban thinkers, researchers, academics, builders, society and youth movements, technology and systems companies, academic and multilateral institutions, political and country representations, to be with us, under the unique scenario of Rio, at the 27th World Congress of Architects UIA2020RIO in Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City, July 19-23, 2020.

With architecture and urbanism as catalysts, we will debate and formulate proposals for the future of cities.

Just before the Congress, the UNESCO-UIA World Cities Forum will be held to reflect on the management of cities and metropolises, on July 17 and 18.

The World Congress motivated Rio’s designation as the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture. Throughout the year, the city will host debates, lectures, exhibitions, according to the challenges of the millennium and the goals of UN-UNESCO and UIA.

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, friends of All Worlds.

Nivaldo Andrade Jr,
president of the Brazilian Institute of Architects

Sérgio Magalhães,
president of the 27th World Congress of Architects UIA2020RIO



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