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Fifth Mayors Conference

 

Host City

Montréal,, Canada (Mayor: Jean Dore)

 

Venue

Montréal Convention Center

 

Period

January 17-21, 1992

 

Participants

Member cities: 34 cities from 11 countries

Innsbruck (Austria), Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hull, Laval, Montréal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, St. Johns, Winnipeg, Yellowknife (Canada), Changchun, Harbin, Jiamusi, Jilin, Qiqihar, Shenyang (China), Prague (Czechoslovakia), Nuuk (Greenland), Helsinki, Oulu (Finland), Grenoble (France), Aomori, Sapporo, Takikawa (Japan), Lillehammer, Oslo, Tromsø (Norway), Luleå, Stockholm (Sweden), Anchorage, Minneapolis (United States)

Observers: 13 cities from 3 countries

Baie James, Beaconsfield, Boucherville, Chibougamau, Grandby, Lasalle, Magog, Matagami, Montmagny, Repentigny, Sherbrooke (Canada), Kiruna (Sweden), Bratsk (Russia)

 

Supported by

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

 

Main Theme

The series of events, including the Northern Intercity Conference, was called the “5th International Winter Cities Biennial, Montréal 1992” with the general theme of “Living in harmony with winter.”

 

Themes and reporters

Outline of the report compiled by the Winter Urban Environmental Research Subcommittee …… Sapporo, Montréal

 

Sessions

1. Environment
2. Urban planning
3. Health and physical strength

 

Signing the Declaration

Thirty-two mayors signed a “Common Declaration on Behalf of Cities and Local Authorities,” a statement drawn up at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992 as an appeal for sustainable urban development, protection of the environment, and international cooperation at local levels.

 

The Second Winter Urban Environmental Research Subcommittee Meeting

The Subcommittee meeting had been held the day before the Conference, and the report, “Harmony between Road Management and Environment in Winter,” was presented by the mayors of Sapporo and Montréal at the Conference.

 

Events held in conjunction with the Conference

1. ’92 Winter Cities Showcase
 (1) Winter Cities Forum ’92
  Participants: approximately 675 people
 (2) Winter Expo ’92
  211 corporations from 6 countries
 (3) Winter Cities Award Competition
  42 items submitted
2. Business Worldwide
3. Community Program
 (1) 10th Snow Festival
 (2) 44 other cultural and sport events
4. Polar Tech ’92
5. ’92 Expo Habitat

 

Supporting Event

“The 5th International Winter Cities Biennial, Montréal 1992” became a supporting event to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the establishment of Montréal and the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the first settler on the North American continent.

 

Outcome of the Conference

1. The fact that the Northern Intercity Conference gained support from UNESCO proves its worldwide recognition.
2. The online system of the Northern Intercity Information Exchange Program proposed by the mayor of Edmonton at the Tromsø Conference, had been tested between Edmonton and Sapporo just before the Conference. During the Conference, the participating mayors reached an accord on the full-scale establishment of this project.
3. The report, “Harmony between Road Management and Environment in Winter,” compiled by the Winter Urban Environmental Research Subcommittee, outlined guidelines for snow management, including development of a less polluting de-icer as substitute for salt, snow melting gutters, and a road heating system. It enjoyed an affirmative evaluation as a guidebook for each northern city. The continuation of the Subcommittee was agreed.
4. Thirty-two mayors signed a “Common Declaration on Behalf of Cities and Local Authorities” for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. This signified the northern city mayors’ commitment toward the recognition of cities’ roles in protecting the world’s environment.

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