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A report on Lorca disclosed in 155 countries the consequences of earthquakes (05/04/2012)

The international news channel Euronews issued on 26 March, in eleven different languages ​​and 155 countries worldwide, a report entitled 'Rebuilding sustainably Lorca', which reflects the consequences of the earthquakes that struck in May 2011 the city as well as the reconstruction process of the municipality.

The report, which can be seen through the channel page (, addresses the process of reconstruction of Lorca from the point of view of sustainable development, considering that the municipality decided to join the European Smart Cities project, which includes cities that undertake major restructuring based on concepts such as technology, sustainability and innovation.

The images and statements of the actors were filmed between 8 and 9 March.

The story was first broadcast on 26 March and later in various newsletters Euronews, almost coinciding in time with the European Summit of Cities and Regions, which took place in Copenhagen this year and where Lorca had a special role.

The summit, organized by the Committee of the Regions (CoR), which was attended by the regional president and senior vice president of CDR, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, and the mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, it was suggested that proposals for cities 'liveable' and adapted to their environment constitute one of the major debates in the European Union policies, and addressed issues related to urban dynamics, and proposals for making cities more livable.

The location of a stand of Lorca at this summit was a great showcase for ideas and input from major European urban planning experts, in order that after the destruction caused by earthquakes, emergence of a European city, with urban areas in line the parameters urban community more sustainable and adapted to the needs of their neighbors.

In this forum, the president of the Community also noted that "it is necessary to continue raising awareness and sensitivity in Europe about the severity of the consequences of earthquakes, to continue getting funds to Lorca."

The report 'Rebuilding sustainably Lorca' is part of the programs 'Metropolitans' channel, which focuses each issue in a particular city, which examines areas such as tourism, economy, energy issues and other relevant aspects.

Euronews is a 24-hour news channel international reaches 350 million homes, broadcast in 155 countries and 11 different languages ​​(English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Iranian and Ukrainian) .

It employs more than 400 journalists from 25 countries.

Source: CARM

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