JPI Urban Europe’s SRIA 2.0

What are the urgent challenges in urban transitions/transformations? What are the ‘hardest cases’ in the European urban mission? What and how are they defined by different communities and stakeholders?

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe is now presenting its updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, SRIA 2.0. The agenda will guide the activities and research priorities in the programme until 2026. The launching took place during the policy conference “Urban Transitioning – A Joint Adventure” at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, February 2019.

To enhance urban transformation capacities and expertise, JPI Urban Europe has taken a challenge-driven approach and identified a need to foreground dilemmas in four transition areas in their updated SRIA.

The strategic priorities of the SRIA 2.0 were identified in a comprehensive process with broad involvement of urban actors, researchers and policy makers and center around the following core dilemmas:

Digital Transitions in Urban Governance: How can cities exploit the potential of rapid digitalisation for urban planning and governance while avoiding the risks of new inequalities and addressing the consequences for jobs, value chains and privacy?

From Resilience to Urban Robustness: How can cities get prepared for unexpected, non-linear events and at the same time ensure highest liveability for its inhabitants?

Sustainable Land-Use and Urban Infrastructure: How can cities answer the demand for densification and infrastructure provision under the constraints of scare resources, financial limitations, accessibility and affordability for all?

Inclusive Public Spaces for Urban Liveability: How can cities provide multi-functional public spaces that serve the purposes of all groups of society within the given ownership situations, stakeholder interests, security concerns or densification needs?

Expected impact in 3 dimensions

Read the JPI Urban Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and its annexes here.


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