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The book of “Local Agenda 21 of Rafsanjan” were officially presented in a meeting in the headquarter of UN-Habitat in Nairobi with attendance of: Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, EsmaielNajar, Governor General of Kerman Province, Reza Pourvaziry, President of Art and Architecture Research Association andAliakbarPourmohammadi, Mayor of Rafsanjan.

Other Iranian delegation who were present in this meeting were: SeyedMojtabaSamarehHashemi, Governor-Generalship Councils and Urban Affairs Director General, AlirezaKhadem-al-Hosseini, Chairman of Rafsanjan City Council andHamidrezaIranmanesh, Senior Advisor to Rafsanjan Municipality

This document has been prepared by UN-Habitat, Rafsanjan Municipality, International Art and Architecture Research Association, and Metropolitan University during the past 3 years.

The plans of Rafsanjan municipality for implementation of some of the output projects of LA21 of Rafsanjan, were presented by Iranian delegation and finally UN-Habitat and Governor General of Kerman Province declared their support in the progress of this projects. In this meeting, a photo of one of the greatest and most beautiful, sun dried brick-made house in Rafsanjan, were granted to Joan Clos. In this event Joan Clos, expressed his gratitude toRafsanjan Municipality, Governor General of Kerman Province and IAARA, and also he expressed his interest in collaboration with special design and plan of the city of Rafsanjan.

During the other meeting in two days, 4 of the main projects of rafsanjan city were discussed and a general agreement was made on them. Also an agreement was signed on the project of “Rafsanjan Tourism City”.

The next steps of the implementation of the projects of Rafsanjan LA21, as an appropriate pilot in the Middle East region, will be proclaimed.



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