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June 2019

Save the date: Final conference for PARENT (PARticipatory platform for sustainable Energy managemenT)

4 June - 8:00 am - 5 June - 5:00 pm

The PARENT project (PARticipatory platform for sustainable Energy managemenT) is a citizen-oriented research project empowering people to reduce their electricity consumption through energy monitoring, collaboration and information exchange. The project operates in Brussels, Amsterdam and Bergen. Have a look at the project's website: http://www.parent-project.eu/ Some of the participants may be very familiar with theproject, having participated in the pilot or the steering committee. With others the project participants have struck up conversations along the way to exchange ideas on how…

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Webinar: Urban Lunch Talk #5 Towards Positive Energy Districts – Defining a framework

7 June - 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Discussions on defining a PED framework are very much in focus, since there are several European-wide approaches towards the topic (as can be seen in the Booklet of Positive Energy Districts in Europe). A PED framework needs to cover cities’ actual needs and challenges, deal with conflicting targets, be precise enough to set up clear implementation strategies and at the same time be wide enough to include different local or regional pre-conditions for PEDs across the continent. Last but not least:…

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Placemaking Week Europe 2019

12 June - 15 June
Valencia Spain + Google Map

Placemaking Week Europe 2019 is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. Approximately 400 placemakers, a diverse mixture of professionals working on creating a better public space and city at eye level, will meet in Valencia from June 12th-15th. A variety of placemakers, politicians, civil servants, developers, big and small companies will share best practices, create new knowledge in interactive workshops, accelerate existing and new projects and celebrate the growing contribution of placemaking in creating…

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July 2019

AESOP Annual Congress 2019

9 July - 13 July

The annual congresses are a wide platform of exchange in the fields of research, education and practice in planning. This year, the congress invites scholars and practitioners to reflect on the theme Planning for Transition.   Contemporary cities and territories face significant challenges – natural disasters due to climate change impacts, ecological crises, growing socio-economic unrest, global migration, political rifts including a rise of right wing factions, ambitious public works and mega-projects – all of which require new capacities in dealing…

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September 2019

OpenLivingLab Days 2019

2 September - 5 September
Concert Hall M2 Thessaloniki, Greece + Google Map

OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) is the annual gathering of the global Living Lab community. A space for public officials, companies, entrepreneurs, academics, living lab representatives, and innovators to connect and work together: to create new products and services, to set the basis for debate and exploration of theories, and to discuss and process policy recommendations within the practical elements of open and user-driven innovation. Through interactive panel discussions, hands-on workshops with leading experts and site visits to our local partners, OLLD offers an exclusive networking and knowledge sharing experience. Join Living Labs,…

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The Bucharest Urban Climate Summer School (BUCSS) 2019

2 September - 8:00 am - 6 September - 5:00 pm

The Bucharest Urban Climate Summer School (BUCSS) 2019 aims to provide structured information and skill-building capabilities related to urban climate monitoring, modelling, ecology and bio-meteorology, and it is tailored towards hands-on experiences on: 1. Modelling tools used in urban meteorology and climatology 2. Urban ecology as an instrument for adaptation to climate change challenges in cities 3. Exploring critical linkages among environmental factors and emerging and chronic health threats and health disparities The summer school is primarily intended for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers…

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Making Cities Work Conference

6 September - 11 September

Making Cities Work is a series of events, from 6-11 September 2019, aimed at contributing to new ways of thinking about the urban economy. How can alliances of policy makers, citizens, entrepreneurs and civil society organisations contribute to a more social and sustainable economy? How can we counter the socio-economic polarisation within European cities and regions and, as a matter of course, integrate climate protection measures and practices into economic practices?  How can innovation be more inclusive? Cosmopolis - Center…

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International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019

10 September - 13 September
Wallenberg Conference Centre at the University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden + Google Map

The aim of this conference, Joining Forces for Change, is to bring together actors from different professional mandates, disciplines and sectors to engage and discuss practical examples and case studies that approach societal transformation through boundary breaking collaboration. The conference invites practitioners and researchers from government and administrative organisations and agencies, interest groups from community and business, and researchers and students from across the university. The overall focus is on what we can learn from our collaborative experiences, case studies…

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Sustainable Built Environment Conference – Transition Towards a Net Zero Carbon Built Environment

11 September - 14 September
Graz University of Technology Graz, Austria

The SBE19 Graz conference is part of a major international series of conferences that focuses on sustainable buildings and construction. The series was launched by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) more than ten years ago, and these partners were subsequently joined by the Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (SBCI) of UN Environment, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the Global Alliance for Buildings…

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Cities of Making Final Event

11 September
perspective.brussels, Rue de Namur 59
Brussels, Belgium
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Cities of Making is a European project exploring the topic and urban manufacturing and the question of what European cities should be making in the 21st century. On the 11th of September, partners from Brussels, London and Rotterdam will showcase results of 2,5 years of work. The final event is part of Making Cities Work, a series of events from 6-11 September 2019, aimed at contributing to new ways of thinking about the urban economy. The project, Cities of Making…

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European Research and Innovation Days

24 September - 26 September

European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. Speakers will include ministers, commissioners, members of European Parliament, researchers, as well as surprise guests each day. Learn more about the event here.

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Webinar Urban Lunch Talk #6: From Project Partners to Synergy Soulmates

27 September - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What if integrated approaches and cross-fertilization of issues were made key in urban transformation? How can public authorities and research actors together break out of silos-thinking, and maximize the outcome for the innovation ecosystem that they are part of? What added values are shaped when projects and their partners work synergy effects? For whom, how? The recording is available on our Youtube channel! Welcome to a webinar about using integrated approaches as a key in urban transformation. We will discuss…

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October 2019

Urban and regional transition in widening countries and lagging regions: knowledge, tools and platforms for mutual learning and exchange

9 October - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Square – Brussels Convention Centre – 311+312, Mont des Arts
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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At the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and JPI Urban Europe will organize a session with focus on Urban and regional transitions in Widening countries and lagging regions and the best way they can be supported through smart specialisation and transnational cooperation. JPI Urban Europe has the aim to establish long-term policy relations and support urban transitions in and with Widening Countries and Europe’s Outermost Regions by engaging…

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Sharing Cities Summit Sweden

10 October - 8:00 am - 11 October - 5:00 pm
Lund and Malmö Sweden + Google Map

Sharing Cities Sweden is organising a conference and exhibition on exploring the role of sharing cities in advancing the sustainable development goals. Save the date 10-11 October 2019 and stay tuned for more information soon! Please register interest to attend the event by using this form and receive further information. For questions, please contact Kes McCormick.

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Webinar Urban Lunch Talk #7: From Test to Success

18 October - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Welcome to a webinar about Urban Living Labs 2.0. What does "success" mean in the context of urban experimentation and Urban Living Labs (and how do you get there in practice?) Can Urban Living Lab approcahes be tools for capacity building on wicked issues? It is time to make the investment in Urban Living Labs more sustainable and the learning more integrated. Register here! Urban Living Labs have over the recent decade become a common type of co-creative experimentation, offering…

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