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September 2020

Web Conference Series: Europe’s Cities Fit for Future

18 September 2020 - 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

The German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community invite you to take part in the web series “Europe’s Cities Fit for Future”: six online sessions spread over three days during the GERMAN EU COUNCIL PRESIDENCY. Together participants will discuss issues such as: What can the New Leipzig Charter and the EU cohesion policy contribute to resilient cities and regions fit for future? What are the approaches of JUST, GREEN and PRODUCTIVE front-runner cities and…

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Project’s Meeting 2020 & ENSUF Final Event (Invitation only)

29 September 2020

JPI Urban Europe welcomes all currently running JPI Urban Europe projects to a cross-call projects meeting and combined ENSUF Final Event. The meeting is for projects and stakeholders in the following calls: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas Making Cities Work Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures Call (ENSUF) When? 29 September, 10.00- 16.00 (CEST) Where? Via Zoom (a meeting link has been provided via e-mail to all successfully registered participants) For whom? All…

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The 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (online)

30 September 2020 - 2 October 2020
Mannheim Mannheim, Germany

JPI Urban Europe partners with the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 30 September - 2 October. Meet us at our Urban Living Lab session or in our digital partner booth! Together with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Mannheim, we will bring together local and regional leaders, European and international institutions and some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge research, businesses and the civil society to forge a more sustainable Europe. > Read…

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October 2020

SoHoLab Webinar: In situ Applying ‘situated’ approaches

13 October 2020 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SoHoLab, a JPI Urban Europe funded project within the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures, is in its final stage and will be hosting three webinars this fall, 13, 20, 27 October 2020, to highlight progresses and results. The first episode focus on the complexity and uncertainty of the contemporary city and urbanareas such as large-scale social estates require new readings, interpretations and analytical lenses. Regeneration cannot be thought remotely but should be rooted in place. This entails diving into everyday…

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PlaceCity project featured in Cooperative City in Dialogue + Call for winter and pandemic placemaking

14 October 2020 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The project PlaceCity, supported in JPI Urban Europe's ENSUF call, will be featured in Cooperative City in Dialogue - Placemaking tools to tackle winter and pandemic regulations. This past year, our urban lives have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Cooperative City in Dialogue discusses which placemaking tools are weather and pandemic proof and how to continue to keep creating better places in spite of this challenge. Speakers will share practices from work in Oslo, Vienna, and on an international…

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SoHoLab Webinar: Enabling spaces Promoting local and institutional empowerment

20 October 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SoHoLab, a JPI Urban Europe funded project within the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures, is in its final stage and will be hosting three webinars this fall, 13, 20, 27 October 2020, to highlight progresses and results. Second episode: Urban Living Labs are seen as promising approaches to transform and enlarge urban governance in the context of urban regeneration. Acting as “cross-boundary arenas” (Concilio, 2016), they are able to connect stakeholders and relevant actors at different levels. On the one…

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Conference: ‘Towards sustainable mobility – one neighbourhood at a time’ by the LOOPER project (ENSUF call)

20 October 2020 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How can co-creation at the neighbourhood level help reshape urban development across Europe? Find out at the conference ‘Towards sustainable mobility – one neighbourhood at a time’! The Neighbourhood Projects are delighted to invite you to our final and joint event taking place October 20 from 14.00 – 17.00 CET. The Joint Neighbourhood Conference showcases the processes and results of four European projects working towards better mobility solutions with people in their neighbourhoods. The conference is part of POLIS’ Mobilising Mobility Webinar…

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AGORA Dialogue | Urban Community Transitions: Linking local actions with European ambitions

21 October 2020 - 22 October 2020

When: 21st of October, 18.00-20.00 UTC+1: Social event and networking 22nd of October, 10.00-16.30 UTC+1: AGORA Dialogue Venue: Online via Zoom It is #UrbanOctober and JPI Urban Europe invites you to join this AGORA workshop to reflect on the role of local (community) actions for sustainable urbanisation. How can we strengthen the link between local community actions and research and innovation? Your contribution will help us shape a research programme that offers more and better opportunities for engaging (local) community…

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SoHoLab Webinars: Beyond commonplaces Spatial transformations based on changing lifestyles and new imaginaries

27 October 2020 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SoHoLab, a JPI Urban Europe funded project within the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures, is in its final stage and will be hosting three webinars this fall, 13, 20, 27 October 2020, to highlight progresses and results. Third episode: In the period before and after World War 2, large-scale housing developments with towers and slabs in a green environment were an important spatial paradigm in social housing construction. This came to an abrupt end after the crisis in the early…

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November 2020

JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2020 (online)

12 November 2020

Stepping up the game- Driving Urban Transitions On the backdrop of the EU green deal and the Urban Agenda for the EU, Europe is now working on an ambitious strategy to become the first climate-neutral continent, and ensuring liveability, prosperity and well-being for all people in the process. To reach these ambitious goals, urban transformations play a crucial role. Without getting neighbourhoods, towns, municipalities, cities and urban areas right, a great number of efforts will be lost. "JPI Urban Europe…

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14th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) Conference 2020

23 November 2020 - 8:00 am - 24 November 2020 - 5:00 pm

On behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) we like to inform you about the 14th SET Plan Conference. Due to the current circumstances the conference will take place virtually on 23. and 24. November 2020. Please find further information and the invitation of BMWi here: SET Plan Conference 2020 The event will be opened by Mr Peter Altmaier (Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy) and via virtual participation by Mrs Kadri Simson (European Commissioner for Energy).…

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Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships International Conference in Leipzig

25 November 2020 - 27 November 2020
Leipzig Germany

JPI Urban Europe partners with the Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships International Conference, #URP2020, in Leipzig, Germany. You can now watch the recording of one of the sessions joined by, amongst others, Margit Noll and Johannes Riegler: URP2020: S03 "Urban-Rural Partnerships: Driving Transitions Through Science-Policy Cooperation". The URP2020 conference aims at developing new urban-rural imaginaries, integrating strategies and projects that explore present and future potentials in terms of sustainability and resilience. The conference brings together and connects recent scientific insights…

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December 2020

SMARTER 2020 Conference: 6th Webinar – Sustainable Urban Development and Innovation: aligning policies for change

3 December 2020 - 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This webinar, by the Smart Specialisation Platform at the European Commission, targets the nexus between urban development and innovation, and the integration of different policy instruments and frameworks. JPI Urban Europe's chair of the Management board, Margit Noll, joins the panel. You can read the following info about the webinar and register on the organiser's event page: In our fast-changing world, Europe is facing pressing challenges – climate change, digital transition, ageing, migration and social inequalities – and cities are…

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Urban Lunch Talk #15 – Taking action in capacity building for sustainable futures

4 December 2020 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What are the capacities needed to drive urban transitions to sustainable futures? Past decades have presented the knowledge and technical expertise to build more sustainable urban areas - but what are the prerequisites or strategies for going from ambition to transition? This Urban Lunch Talk will start with two brief result presentations by projects in the Making Cities Work call. Following the presentations, invited guests will exchange knowledge and give examples of capacities needed to drive urban transitions. Are there experiences, guidelines and…

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Webinar with ENRICH Brazil: Urban Living Labs – Experimenting for sustainable urban transformations

17 December 2020 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

On Thursday 17 December, JPI Urban Europe and ENRICH Brazil jointly organise a webinar featuring Brazilian examples of Urban Living Labs (ULL) - and discussions around experimentation as means for transformation towards more sustainable (urban) futures. Participants will gain knowledge of the ULL concept, its characteristics, as well as its tool for how to address the city solutions in an innovative way. Two cases will provide concrete examples and participants can join a Q&A. You can follow the webinar live…

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