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Old February 6th, 2016, 11:34 PM   #21
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The comittee should find more places out of the developed world axis, letting places like Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Mumbai, Cape Town etc... To help these developing places to increase their potential!
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Old February 7th, 2016, 05:25 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Fro7en View Post
And San Fransisco isn't? Remember San Bernindo? And besides terrorism, the US has four times as much crime as France or the UK.
"The US" is not the same thing as San Francisco. San Francisco is the safest big city in the United States by far.

Atlanta (6,451,262) - Boston (8,176,376) - Chicago (9,882,634) - Cleveland (3,483,311) - Dallas (7,673,305) - Denver (3,470,235) - Detroit (5,318,653) - Houston (6,972,374)
Los Angeles (18,688,022) - Miami (6,723,472) - Minneapolis (3,894,820) - New York (23,689,255) - Orlando (3,202,927) - Philadelphia (7,179,357) - Phoenix (4,661,537)
Portland (3,160,488) - San Diego (3,317,749) - San Francisco (8,751,807) - Seattle (4,684,516) - Tampa (3,032,171) - Washington (9,665,892)
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Old February 7th, 2016, 06:58 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Manitopiaaa View Post
"The US" is not the same thing as San Francisco. San Francisco is the safest big city in the United States by far.
that says something about every other city in US then doesn't it.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #24
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San Francisco!!!
O que vale na vida não é o ponto de partida e sim a caminhada. Caminhando e semeando, no fim terás o que colher.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #25
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Who decides who gets it? Can someone explain the process?
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Old February 11th, 2016, 11:16 PM   #26
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Strategy Group for Houston World’s Fair Recommends 2025 Bid

Houston World’s Fair Inc. has set its sights on 2025. The strategy and planning teams behind the effort have determined that 2025 is a more favorable year to host an International Exposition in our great city.

Years of research, planning, and development by a multitude of local and international organizations support the fact that International Expositions must return to American soil. The Houston committee worked closely with other cities interested in hosting a World's Fair with great success and camaraderie. All the cities reached out to their respective local governments and jointly approached the federal government to show them the amazing value that a World's Fair could bring to our communities and our country.

The good news is that we all succeeded at the local level. In Houston, we not only secured the official support of Mayor Parker, but we were part of the Texas delegation to the Shanghai World's Fair in which the governor and many of our senior leaders saw first hand the impact of an Expo.

Federal legislation was introduced in partnership with the International Relations committee and the Bay Area team. This bill can reactivate the membership of the US in the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) and position us as a leading candidate for the 2025 Fair.

Houston is moving forward with a head start to 2025.

Houston World's Fair Inc, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, has been going strong for over three years and our teams have laid a solid foundation for a successful bid. The organization has partenred with architecture and urban development team to evaluate numerous sites within Houston that can host the event with lasting economic and cultural benefits.

The organizaiton has also reached out internationally, and has received positive feedback from the BIE for our efforts as well as many prominent city, state, and federal leaders.

The city of Houston has long been at the forefront of innovation and progress. From energy and technology to education and healthcare, Houston has proven itself to be a world leader and the ideal host to a modern World’s Fair. Our city has garnered high-level support and international interest for it’s innovation and global prestige. Civic and business leaders throughout the community stand behind this effort to feature our city on the international stage, and our research and planning shows that Houston is the prime location for the next American World’s Fair.

To do this, we will continue with our regional and international activity on all fronts. This includes redoubling our efforts to push for US membership in the BIE along with the pursuit of financial support from global business leaders and volunteer support from Houston’s diverse and passionate community.

We encourage and appreciate your continued support. This effort has just begun, so please continue to explore and share Houston World’s Fair. The work we are seeing in this community is relevant, inspiring, and undeniable proof that Houston is the ideal location to host the greatest World’s Fair in history.

So, we'll keep on working hard towards the most extraordinary event of our lifetimes: the Houston 2025 Expo. Stay in touch, we’re just getting started!
Source: Expo2025.us
Did they forget to hire a college grad to help write this?

It might be smart to go for it though. Houston could use an adjustment in its reputation from the oil/sprawl/Texas thing to one that highlights urbanity, transit, innovation, etc., while leveraging the positive aspects of its current rep like NASA.

I don't know what San Francisco would gain. It's the world's capital of tech, and has the exact reputation most cities do things like this to achieve. Also it needs all of its land for other things, whether it's greenery or dense housing.

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List of Candidates for World Expo 2025

The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has today closed the candidature period for World Expo 2025. Four countries have submitted competing bids to organise World Expo 2025: France (in Greater Paris), Japan (in Osaka), the Russian Federation (in Yekaterinburg), and Azerbaijan (in Baku).

France’s bid is for a World Expo in Greater Paris between 1 May and 30 October 2025 under the theme “Sharing our Knowledge, Caring for Our Planet”.

Japan’s bid is for a World Expo in Osaka between 3 May and 3 November 2025 under the theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”.

The Russian Federation’s bid is for a World Expo in Yekaterinburg between 2 May and 2 November 2025 under the theme “Changing the World: Inclusive Innovations – for Our Kids and Future Generations”.

Azerbaijan’s bid is for a World Expo in Baku between 10 May and 10 November 2025 under the theme “Human Capital”.

The Secretary General of the BIE, Vicente G. Loscertales, stated: “the BIE welcomes these four bids, which demonstrate a strong interest in and enthusiasm for hosting World Expos across the globe. The project evaluation phase will now allow us to find out more about the vision of each candidate and how they aim to address the universal challenges of the 21st century.”

The project examination phase for World Expo 2025 will take place over the next year and a half. Each candidate will submit a bid dossier in September 2017, to be followed by a BIE Enquiry Mission in early 2018. Candidates will also present their Expo project during each General Assembly between now and the final vote. The election of the host country by the 170 Member States of the BIE will take place at the 164th General Assembly in November 2018.

World Expos, known officially as International Registered Exhibitions, are organised every five years. They can last up to six months, and international participants can build their own pavilions on the Expo site. The themes of World Expos are designed to raise awareness of and find responses to universal challenges of our time. The most recent World Expo was held in the city of Milan, Italy, in 2015, under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The next World Expo will take place in Dubai (UAE) between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021 under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

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Four World Expo 2025 visions offered to delegates
08 December 2017

Japan (Osaka), Russia (Ekaterinburg), Azerbaijan (Baku) and France (Greater Paris) each presented a more detailed idea of their projects for World Expo 2025 during the 162nd General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on 15 November.

These presentations to delegates of BIE Member States were the first ones since candidates submitted their bid dossiers, detailing the full Expo project, in late September 2017. In early 2018, BIE Enquiry Missions will be carried out in each candidate country to assess each bid individually. Candidates will have the chance to present again to delegates in June 2018 and in November 2018, when the final vote will take place during the BIE’s 164th General Assembly.

Osaka, Japan

Japan’s bid was presented by Chieko Fujita, of POLY-GLU social business, Rwandan entrepreneur and Osaka resident Joachim Rutayisire, and by the mayor of Osaka, Hirofumi Yoshimura.

Via a video, a glimpse of the futuristic site on Yumeshima Island that is proposed for Expo 2025 Osaka was given to delegates. A video message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was also shown to express his belief in the project and emphasise the role that Japanese technology and expertise can play in contributing to global development.

Building up on the theme, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”, Ms. Fujita emphasised its potential in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, telling delegates about the role of cooperation and co-creation in improving lives across the world.

Mr. Rutayisire then told delegates that the “Osaka-Kansai region is the best place to work together to make a better future, respecting individual values and cultures” and that thanks to the skills and technologies he has learnt in Osaka, he will be promoting development in his home country, Rwanda.

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Four speakers presented delegates with Russia’s Expo 2025 bid: journalist Vladimir Pozner, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, the founder of the Russian National Ballet School, Ilze Liepa, and the head of the Bid Committee, Svetlana Sagaydak.

Highlighting the key features of Ekaterinburg, a “modern, dynamic city” that is one of Russia’s cultural and educational hubs, Mr. Manturov emphasised the capacity of the city to organise an event such as a World Expo.

Ekaterinburg “dreams about hosting the Expo”, added Ms. Liepa, while Mr. Pozner stated that hosting an Expo was “a matter of national pride” for Russia.

With a site that would be a “prototype of a future world”, Expo 2025 in Ekaterinburg would showcase technologies that serve “the only goal, the happiness of humankind.” Highlighting the proposed theme, “Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations”, Ms. Sagaydak drew delegates’ attention to the importance of technology as the basis for innovation, and in uniting and simplifying lives, rather than complicating them.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s Expo bid was presented by a delegation including the Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Baku Expo 2025 Bid Committee, Samir Sharifov, the head of International Relations of the Bid Committee, Dr. Maryam Garfarzada, and the head of the Expo 2025 Baku Task Force, Elchin Amirbayov.

Delegates were informed about Azerbaijan’s vision for the Expo 2025 site, which would be set between two growing suburbs of Baku. The eight-pointed start shaped area “will be transformed into a major extension of the city with a fully integrated transport infrastructure”, according to Mr. Amirbayov.

With its theme, “Developing Human Capital, Building a Better Future”, focus would be put on the people who drive economies, communities and creativity, according to Dr. Garfarzada, who added that it is essential to “look beyond technology.” Through its three subthemes – Talent, Vitality and Achievement – the Expo would aim to answer questions relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as the 2030 deadline approaches.

Expo 2025 Baku would besides “capture the diversity of humanity and give all nations the opportunity to participate”, added Mr. Sharifov, who stressed the fact that the bid project enjoys the support of the civil society, the business community, and the Government.

Greater Paris, France

France’s bid project for Expo 2025 was presented by a group of “youth ambassadors” from across the world and by Cédric Villani, a mathematician and French MP.

Drawing on the global interest of France’s Expo bid, young speakers from countries including Morocco, Colombia, the Philippines and Italy told delegates about why they are backing France’s bid, with a notable emphasis on the role given to younger people to help create the future.

France’s vision for the Expo was demonstrated through a video presenting the site with a message that hospitality would be the Expo’s foremost value, driven by the proposed theme “Sharing our Knowledge, Caring for our Planet.” This was further developed by Mr. Villani, who declared that the choice of the site in Saclay, which he represents, reflects the construction of a project “which will be both about the knowledge-based emergence of the future, and about the preservation of our fragile planet.” Mr. Villani added that these two goals should help each other, as “knowledge and new technologies will be used…to help the preservation of the planet.”

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