Pillar is excited to announce that Luis Patricio as the newest addition to our team joining us as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Cities Project Co-Lead for London. 10C Shared Space and Pillar have received $900,000 from Employment Services and Development Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program for the collaborative SDG Cities Project - A holistic approach to activating SDGs in mid-sized communities for long-term impacts. This multi-year, joint initiative will enable the two mid-size cities of Guelph and London to increase the number of people and organizations actively using and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Programming will be implemented from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024.
Luis has been working with government and nonprofit organizations since 2004, and has a background in Computer Science and Urban Planning. He has participated in building a park, starting a Waldorf school and running a CSA group among other things. Luis thrives on collaboration and finding connections. In his previous life, Luis lived in Curitiba, Brazil. He is a father of three and considers at least a hundred people his close relatives. One of his hobbies is board games; city-building and cooperative games are his favourites. Luis can't wait to go back to Aikido once lockdown is over. He uses a bike for transportation and as a tool to transform our cities into better places. His burning question is: How can we improve and share our urban experiences?
"Pillar's new strategic plan is fully aligned with the 2030 Agenda that has cross-sector collaboration and no one left behind as guiding principles for social, environmental and economic sustainability. After two years of raising awareness about the SDGs and researching how the global goals translate to our local context in London, I look forward to connecting this work to the Pillar ecosystem to create transformational change," said Luis.
Learn more about the SDG Cities Project here.