Researchers and project partners from the 15 projects funded in the JPI Urban Europe and Belmont Forum joint call “Sustainable urbanization global initiatives – food water energy nexus” met in London for a two days’ kick-off meeting beginning of June. The meeting was organized with the aim to give the projects valuable information and to encourage collaboration across projects from the start.
The meeting was held in a high spirit with plenty of interaction among all participants, sharing expectations for the coming three years, comparing different approaches to food-water-energy nexus in urban transitioning, and identifying topics for further collaboration. Hassan Virji, Chair of the SUGI Expert Committee on Innovation and Impact Delivery, explained how the monitoring activities will support projects to succeed.
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The SUGI overall framework and timeline, Daniela Melandri, Coordinator of SUGI, Future Cities Catapult, Susanna Ehlers, SUGI Theme Programme Office (TPO) Lead, National Science Foundation
Formal reporting and requirements, Hanna Scheck, SUGI call secretariat, FFG
Monitoring projects’ progress and impact, Tina Vuga, ARRS, Hassan Virji, Chair of the SUGI Expert Committee on Innovation and Impact Delivery
Communication, support activities and events, Katarina Schylberg and Magnus Brink, IQS, JPI Urban Europe management board
Future Earth cross- project synthesis activities, Josh Tewksbury, Future Earth
Global Sustainability Scholars, Kirsten Rowell, University of Colorado Boulder