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Dilemmas and Potentials of Urban Transitions towards Sustainable Urban Futures

Bucharest 24–25 April 2018


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

The Agora Strategic Dialogue in Bucharest 2018 is a two-day event with dialogues, discussions, co-creation, and hone the challenge formulation and understanding of the issues involved for European urban R&I on urban sustainability. The overall aim is to connect to UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Urban Agenda for the European Union.

We need your help!
JPI Urban Europe needs your help to shape the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 and beyond – the ‘SRIA 2.0’. During the implementation of the current agenda 1, we have learnt a lot on how the transnational European urban innovation ecosystem works. Similar to how the current agenda was co-created2, we now need your brains, experiences, reflections and insights to shape the next generation.

If you join us in this endeavour, it will be an opportunity for you to shape the urban research and innovation agenda for the next five to seven years helping to define themes, issues, and approaches – in short: to develop the urban mission! This means sharing experiences of working with urban sustainability and get insights into this by exploring how others cope with the challenges involved in this work. It’s an opportunity to develop your networks with people working on similar issues in different locations.

The event
The Agora Strategic Dialogue will bring together about 80–100 participants with diverse urban backgrounds to jointly discuss key priorities for the SRIA 2.0. The event will bring to a closure a detailed process of consultation, allowing the participants space to react and reflect on the emerging strategy and to bring together a wide range of stakeholders into one physical space to strengthen the network.


Invitation Agora Strategic Dialogue Bucharest April 2018 (PDF)

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You are welcome to make a registration and will then be on the waiting list.


24 April 2018
25 April 2018




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