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November 2018

Finep-JPI Urban Europe Joint Workshop: Research and Innovation for Urban Transitions in Brazilian cities

7 November 2018 - 8 November 2018
Rio de Janeiro Brazil + Google Map

Over the last months, Finep and JPI Urban Europe have been exchanging and discussing opportunities for collaboration. Joining forces amplifies the efforts of supporting the transitions towards sustainable and livable urban futures with research and innovation: JPI Urban Europe aims to be the European platform to create, combine, discuss and make available knowledge and robust evidence for sustainable urbanization. While Finep, an organisation of the Brazilian federal government is one of the main funders of research and technology in the…

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Meeting of the Urban Europe Reseach Alliance (UERA)

8 November 2018 - 2:30 pm - 9 November 2018 - 3:30 pm
AIT Austrian Institute for Technology, Giefinggasse 4
Vienna, 1210 Austria
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From 7 to 8 November 2018, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and partners such as SMARTICIPATE project organise the Informed Cities Conference. The Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) organises back-to-back with the Informed Cities Conference a lunch-to-lunch meeting on 8 to 9 November 2018 at the premises of AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, with the aim of facilitating exchange of experiences between Informed Cities attendants, in particular city representatives, and UERA members. In addition, the UERA meeting  seeks to prepare…

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Smart City 360° Summit 2018

21 November 2018 - 23 November 2018
Vila Flor Cultural Centre, Avenida D. Afonso Henriques, 701
Guimarães, 4810-431 Portugal
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The 4th annual Smart City 360˚ Summit is taking place in Portugal and is an event featuring a full 360° perspective on Smart Cities, bringing researchers, industry representatives, as well as up-and-coming innovators under one roof to share insights, experiences, and to connect and collaborate. The summit promotes multidisciplinary scientific and industry collaboration to solve complex societal, technological and economic problems. As such, the main goals are to promote quality of life, work conditions, mobility and sustainability. With the urbanization…

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Funding Agencies Working Group Meeting

21 November 2018 - 22 November 2018
The Hague Netherlands + Google Map
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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
HE AMERSFOORT, 3811
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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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