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Old July 16th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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topics:

- Political and Institutional Aspects
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1 - Borders Program defined by the Ministry of Integration
2 - The role of the state and market relations in the border
3 - Regional integration
4 - The parliament of Mercosul
5 - The militarization of the region
6 - The international trade rules in confrontation with the Paraguayan free trade zone
7 Other

- Environmental Policy and Environmental Management:

1 - The Guarani Aquifer
2 - The importance of natural resources in the region's tourist motivation
3 - The management of Itaipu Dam Lake
4 - The Interamerican University
5 - Case: the role of the Border University in Mexico
6 Other

- Planning and Urban Management:

1 Urban Agglomerations located in more than one country
2 - Use of land
3 Housing
4 - The population mobility and freight
5 - Health and education services
6 Supply
7 - Environmental Sanitation
8 - Movement of opportunities

- Socio-Cultural:

1 - Ethnic diversity
2 Migration
3 - The religious diversity
4 - Programs for cultural and identity appreciation
5 - The symbolic representations on the border regions 'land without law' and 'no man's land'
6 - Construction of the triple border idea
7 Research on Federal University of Argentinean Coastline

- Major Challenges:

1 - Management Problems
2 - The issues highlighted by crime rates
3 - Absence or overlap of the State in the decision and social control for policies implemented in the region

- Urban Sustainability:

1 - Shares of public administration towards sustainability (for example: construction waste management program, selective waste collection, water reuse, etc)
2 - Legal instruments for implementation of sustainable buildings
3 - Policies to encourage sustainable practices
4 - University-business-public partnerships projects aimed at the sustainable projects

- Regional Planning:

1 - Economic policies, macroeconomic and sectorial of the countries
2 - The asymmetries among countries regarding to knowledge and use of technologies, access to markets, training of workers, etc.
3 Border agglomerations as obstacle
4 - Dilemmas and perspectives of business man and investors in the region and their impacts on cities
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