News Archive GIMLA News Archive 28.01.2019 GIMLA Brunch Talks: Urban Planning in São Paulo by Cities Alliance GIMLA welcomed Anaclaudia Rossbach, the Regional Adviser of Latin America and Caribbean of Cities Alliance and Tereza Herling, Former Secretary for Urban Development in São Paulo to present the challenges and current approaches to urban planning in the city. The brunch talk was attended by students and professors of the University of Edingburg and Heriot-Watt University during their field trip study within the MSc Urban Strategies and Design 18-19. 25.01.2019 Enroll now! Blockseminar on Water Governance Are you interested in sustainability, concerned about the environment and the extreme weather events? Thinking how to better govern our world's most precious resource: water? Then join us this April from Monday 08 to Wednesday 10. Students will have the opportunity to dive into real-world problems and engage with stakeholders who have the potential to make positive change! 25.01.2019 Enroll now! Course on South-South Learning In order to foster South-South learning, GIMLA organizes a hands-on course on the challenge of incremental housing in Mozambique. Based on ongoing UN-Habitat work, students are asked to learn from current initiatives in the country and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and develop their own proposal for a business model or housing finance solution. UN-Habitat consultants, housing and finance experts are providing lectures and feedback in class and via skype. Results will be shared with UN-Habitat and the government of Mozambique and have the potential to change ongoing policy reforms. The course is taught as block seminar in St.Gallen from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13. 21.01.2019 GIMLA welcomes HSG visiting student Marc Arnold, a bachelor student in business administration, is GIMLA's first visiting HSG student. For a month, Marc, will deepen is interest for and knowledge of Latin America by writing his thesis on the special and differential treatment of developing countries in the area of trade. 18.01.2019 Save the Date: Global Power Reconfiguration, April 4-5 GIMLA organises an academic conference this April in Sao Paulo in order to discuss ongoing shifts in the politico-economical global landscape of powers that underlie many recent transformations and emerging conflicts. Several panels are being organised to cast a differentiated light on the opportunities and challenges for Latin America. The confirmed keynote speaker is Prof. Simon Evennett, professor of international trade and economic development at the University of St.Gallen.