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November 2018

Workshop: Urban Conflict and Convergence in the Anthropocene @WFUF2018

28 November 2018 - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

JPI Urban Europe and Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) organise back-to-back with the first day of the World Forum of Urban Forest (WFUF) the full day workshop Urban Conflict and Convergence in the Anthropocene on 28th November 2018, at the premises of Politecnico di Milano in Mantua (IT). This opportunity of exchange will bring together experts from research, the private sector, the national Funding Agencies, international organizations and local governments to stimulate new thinking. We will as well offer insights…

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Conference: Connecting Sustainable Cities Programme

29 November 2018
Mariënhof Amersfoort, Kleine Haag 2
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N.B. The main language at the conference will be Dutch. English-speaking visitors are of course welcome and efforts to work around the language barrier will be made if possible. Everywhere in the Netherlands, urban regions get started with transition and transformation motivated by challenges at the interface between space, living, accessibility, economy and governance. That requires good knowledge. This knowledge comes about in research projects of VerDuS SURF in which scientists work together with policy makers from different authorities and other professionals…

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December 2018

EUKN Conference on Energy Transition

6 December 2018 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
COMM – Museum for Communication, Zeestraat 82
The Hague, Netherlands
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The Dutch Climate Agreement as well as the latest EU targets aim to reduce CO2 emissions profoundly in the years and decades to come. Making the built environment more sustainable can contribute a great deal. In the Netherlands, the drastic decision to stop natural gas extraction by 2030 means that 7.8 million homes and 1.1 million office buildings must be made sustainable and natural gas-free. While the Dutch case is unique in some aspects, other countries face similar challenges regarding the transformation of residential and other…

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Urban Lunch Talks #1 Inclusive Public Spaces for Urban Liveability

7 December 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What is the value of using a dilemma-driven approach to issues of urban public space? What are the takeaways for practitioners and policymakers? Is public space at risk- and does it even matter? In the first episode of JPI Urban Europe’s new webinar series Urban Lunch Talks, we will explore the urban dilemma of creating and using inclusive public space. Join the conversation! Public space has a long tradition in European urbanism. It comes with a typical intersection between design and integration of various…

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Workshop: 10th anniversary of the Nectar Accessibility Cluster 6

14 December 2018 - 15 December 2018
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain

Accessibility is an important driver for health, economic development and quality of life. Thus, the anniversary plans to bring together scholars from various disciplines and countries interested in the topic. The aim of the workshop is to discuss what we have learnt during these prolific ten years moving on to the next decade regarding what is still missing. For this reason, we encourage presentations of completed research on the topic and also theoretical discussion papers on the progress made in…

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Urban Lunch Talks #2 Digital Transitions in Urban Governance

14 December 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How can city practitioners befriend digital transtitions in urban governance - or should they? Digitalisation and related technologies are implemented in an accelerating pace across Europe and in many parts of the world’s urban areas. It offers potential for economic development and innovative urban planning and it empowers and engages citizens to shape their urban environments through digital democracy. In urban governance, digitalisation improves social policies and presents major opportunities to support sustainable solutions if data sovereignity is clear and…

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January 2019

Urban Lunch Talks #3 From Urban Resilience to Robustness

11 January - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cities and urban areas drive sustainable urban development and realise green agendas, as well as tackle climate change and safeguard urban eco-economies. A widespread recognition of good practice, rewards and awards, and business models that fully address social and environmental targets is central in this respect. As long as e.g. climate change action entails an integrated approach to adaptation that facilitates more liveable cities for people, and a good balance between mitigation and adaptation measures, urban resilience can be in…

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Urban Lunch Talks #4 Sustainable Land-use and Urban infrastructures

25 January - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cities and urban areas in general attract people and create positive effects out of agglomeration, density, and diverse and intersecting infrastructures and facilities. These positive effects of urbanisation are underpinned by integrated urban planning and management by public administrations and across diverse public and private actors. Particularly supported by public engagement and participation in decision- making relating to land-use management, flows of people, flows of information and resources, place-making, and impact on existing settlements and environs affected. At the same…

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February 2019

UERA General Assembly Meeting

11 February - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
City-Campus, Building E, Lessius Room (E.122), Grote Kauwenberg 2
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium
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A Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) General Assembly Meeting will be hosted by the University of Antwerp. The theme is “Smart and Energy-Efficient Cities: the Integrated Perspective”. During the meeting, a new subgroup working on this topic under Thematic Working Group 2 “Urban Environmental Sustainability and Resilience” will be launched. Programme and Documents Agenda UERA Antwerp 2019 Travelling To Antwerp City Campus Plan The University of Antwerp collaborates with Antwerp Convention Bureau (ACB) for making hotel reservations. Via this way, the…

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JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference: Urban Transitioning – A Joint Adventure

12 February
Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99
Bruxelles, 1000 Belgium
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Launch of the JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0 foregrounding dilemmas Welcome to the fourth JPI Urban Europe policy conference with the main aim to launch the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and to provide an arena for discussions and exchange on urban transitions. The SRIA 2.0, with priorities for 2020-2026, has been refurbished with a view to issues and concerns in the wake of international policies such as UN Agenda 2030 SDG 11, UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda…

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Making Cities Work projects kick-off meeting

13 February - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Norway House @ Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

JPI Urban Europe invites all projects funded in the Making Cities Work call to a projects kick-off meeting in Brussels on 13 February 2019 starting with a joint dinner the evening before. The meeting provides an opportunity for the projects to discuss common challenges, shareideas, inspire and be inspired. They will also get useful information and a sense of the JPI Urban Europe community. Invitation & Programme      

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March 2019

Workshop: ETIP SNET – High level talks among energy systems related initiatives

14 March
Leopold Hotel, Rue du Luxembourg 35
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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Leveraging the clean energy technologies potential through integration into an efficient system. The ETIP SNET has issued the document "VISION 2050 - Integrating Smart Networks for the Energy Transition: Serving Society and Protecting the Environment”  which considers the long term development towards a full decarbonisation of the energy system in 2050 by digitalization and coupling of all energy carriers. This vision will be the common background around which to develop the workshop discussions. The players of these high level talks are…

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April 2019

RSU Conference 2019 – PLACES: Challenges and Agendas in the Age of Uncertainties

2 April
Riga Latvia + Google Map

PLACES is an international conference which invites representatives of various social sciences to reflect upon global challenges for science, political, judicial, economic and communication environment in the age of global uncertainties. Since decades science reflects on everlasting transformations of social spaces, its growing plurality and uncertainties which exist at various levels, starting from individual identities in the postmodern diversity, growing beyond conventional borders of social groups, nations and states. What and where are places in which changes take place? Who…

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ERA NET Smart Cities and communities Final event

2 April - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration for the ERA NET Smart Cities and communities (ENSCC) Final Event on the 2nd of April. Invitation Only. The registration for this event has closed. If you still wish to sign up, contact klara.broms.seving@iqs.se.

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Workshop: TRANS-FORM: Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamics

4 April - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland + Google Map

The consortium of an European (ENSCC funded) project "TRANS-FORM: Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamics" will hold a workshop as we approach the end of this project, which will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland on 4 April, 2019. The workshop aims at having an interactive discussion on the public transport system operations between researchers and stakeholders. We will have three keynotes (one from science and two from industry) and sessions for discussion as well as presentations…

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