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Webinar: Urban Lunch Talk #9: From Partnering Globally to Thriving Locally

22 November 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

EDIT: Find the recorded version of the webinar available in a playlist on our Youtube channel.

Welcome to a talk where we experiment with the thought of having liveable cities rule the world. We dig into the purpose and added values of partnering transnationally for urban transformation, and its connections to local liveability and prosperity.
After the talk,  JPI Urban Europe will give information about the upcoming transnational call, ENUAC. The recorded version of this webinar is available on our Youtube channel.

Can global political- and institutional blockages be “hijacked” with local liveability action? In this webinar, we discuss how liveable and interconnected cities are tools for achieving global agendas.  This is a group discussion of both so called success stories, but also key dilemmas and transition pathways ahead. Participate in the chat, vote in polls, and drop questions in the Q&A.

  • What is the role of cities in shifting global development towards more attractive trajectories?
  • In which ways can transnational cooperation help break out of “business as usual”-ways of doing research and innovation?
  • How can local and national governments around the world work successfully with the outcomes of research- and innovation?


  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira is a faculty member at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and also teaches at Fudan University (Shanghai) and Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (Quito). His research and policy interests concentrate in patterns of governance, institution building and policy implementation at different levels, looking at how global and national institutions are interlinked to local governance and action. His experience comprises research, consultancy and policy work in more than 20 countries in all continents. José manages the IFWEN (Innovation in Food-Water-Energy Nexus)-project, part of the SUGI call. The project develops a framework and tools to assess changes in Food-Water-Energy Nexus (FWEN), their related trade-offs and the building of innovative capabilities in cities for developing solutions to FWEN and manage Green and Blue Infrastructure at the urban level.
  • (Rapporteur) Margit Noll is Chair of the Management Board of JPI Urban Europe since 2015. She has been involved in the development of the JPI Urban Europe from the beginning in 2009 and is in charge of the strategic development and the implementation of the programme, comprising international outreach, establishment of strategic partnerships and of a stakeholder involvement. Margit has 15 years’ experience in research management and strategy development.
  • (Host) Caroline Wrangsten, Urban geographer and Assistant Project Manager in JPI Urban Europe.
  • Participants from anywhere in the world who join the chat, polls and Q&A sessions. Previous Urban Lunch Talks have attracted visitors from more than twenty different countries, representing urban administration and public authorities, research communities, business representatives and civil society.


12.45 Chat opens
13.00 Urban Lunch Talk starts with invited speakers
14.00  Information about upcoming call: The ERA-NET Cofund Proposal on Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) to open in December/Januray. Participants can ask questions and discuss in the chat.
14.30 Chat closes

The ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) call for proposals, planned to open in December/January, invites researchers, cities, municipalities, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to build transnational consortia to create challenge-driven innovation and research projects that address the challenges of sustainable urban passenger mobility, freight, transport and connectivity as integral and essential parts of sustainable urban development.


Find the slides from the presentation about the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) call for proposals here.

Find the recorded version of the webinar available in a playlist on our Youtube channel.


22 November 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


JPI Urban Europe




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