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September 2021

Workshop: 15-minute Cities for African Urban Areas

22 September 2021 - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Addressing the challenges in urban areas are crucial to solve the overarching grand societal and planetary challenges in the contemporary world. While goals and strategies, such as Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals are global ambitions, enhancing sustainability and liveability on local urban scale is key. This workshop aims at developing visions on sustainable and liveable urban areas in Africa, discuss the pathways to make those visions a reality and how international cooperation can support local urban transitions. The…

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Webinar about scaling and optimising nature-based solutions, with the DeSCIPHER project

27 September 2021 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Do you want to listen to the experiences from nature-based-solutions innovation projects in European cities? In this webinar you can learn about ways to enhance ecosystem services and the same time link the efforts to environmental quality indicators. You will also be served with a summary of upcoming NBS initiatives in the 2022 Work program of Horizon Europe.

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The 9th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2021)

29 September 2021 - 1 October 2021

The 9th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2021) will be a hybrid event, from 29th September to 1st October, with the in-person meetings to be hosted in Rome, Italy.  Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. SP2021 has released a preliminary list of general focal topics in the Call for Proposals application which is now open for submissions. Across all editions, Sustainable Places is open to all topics related to building sustainability…

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October 2021

Workshop: New Priority Themes for the Urban Agenda for the EU

6 October 2021 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you interested in cites of equality, green cities, food, and sustainable tourism? With the start of the Slovene Presidency, an open and informal process was launched to explore new priority themes for the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU). As part of this process, the EUKN, Eurocities, and CEMR, with the cooperation of CoR, worked on the first prototype of a Linking Matrix: a tool to validate the relevance of new suggested themes. On 6 October you can join a workshop by the Slovene Presidency.

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Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference

11 October 2021 - 15 October 2021

The Innovate4Cities Conference will be an international gathering at the nexus of cities, climate change science and innovation. This groundbreaking meeting will be co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). It will bring together over 1,000 city leaders, scientists, researchers, innovators, academics, youth and business people to advance pragmatic and action oriented research and science that will help cities reduce their carbon footprint and increase resilience to climate change. The conference program is…

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#EURegionsWeek session: Urban integrated approaches – between the green and digital transitions and the New European Bauhaus

13 October 2021 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

JPI Urban Europe, together with the European Commission, will host a participatory lab at the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities 11- 14 October. The session takes place on 13 October, 11.30am - 1.00pm CEST and explores how national and EU programming support can step up the game towards 2030.

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Webinar: How do Smart Cities Adapt to Climate Change?

19 October 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar is hosted by Cogitatio Press and will analyze the main findings of the issue "Smart Urban Governance for Climate Change Adaptation", published in the journal Urban Planning. Speakers: Thomas Thaler (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria) Juliane Wright (TU Dortmund University, Germany) Daniela Maiullari (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) Discussant: Jonas Bylund (JPI Urban Europe, Austria) The event is free and you can register here.

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UERA conference 2021: Transforming Urban Governance in a Post-Pandemic World

20 October 2021 - 22 October 2021

The Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) gathers research performing organisations to strengthen, expand and optimise coordination activities and research planning in Europe, in order to avoid fragmentation and optimise resources in the field of urban research and innovation capabilities. This UERA conference (2021) will take place in Aalborg, Denmark and online. Submission of abstracts are open. Organised by: Enza Lissandrello (Aalborg University, Dk), Pia Laborgne (EIFER, G), R. Chiarini (Enea, It), D Ludlow (uwe, UK), J. Dvarioniene (kut, Lt) Date:…

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November 2021

Smart Cities Marketplace events 2 – 18 November

2 November 2021 - 18 November 2021

In the first weeks of November, the Action Clusters of the Smart Cities Marketplace welcome Smart City enthusiasts, AC members and all interested stakeholders to take part in their bi-annual meeting rounds.

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Call information webinar: Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Climate Neutrality

9 November 2021 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

JPI Urban Europe invites you to a information webinar on November 9th 2021 at 13.30 CET. The information webinar is an oppurtunity to ask questions to the call secretariat and to learn more about the call, the application process and the coming years. Register for the information webinar here

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Online Urban Forum – Practice meets Academia: Call for Abstracts before 15 October

12 November 2021

The third online Urban Forum of 2021 will take place on 12 November 2021, hosted by SLU urban Futures and Lund University. This digital version offers a rare opportunity, to thrive on international exchanges between practitioners and thinkers sharing visions and prospects on aspects of time in design.  Submit your abstract by 15 October!

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Smart City Expo World Congress

16 November 2021 - 18 November 2021

Since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress has been at the vanguard of change for cities, constantly pushing to create a better urban life by empowering citizens and enabling more efficient and inclusive urban services. The congress takes place in Barcelona this November to reconnect the industry by providing a global platform for experts and changemakers to share experiences, create connections and make things happen. Read more 

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STRENGTHENING URBAN POLICY IN THE EU: Integrating the Principles of the New Leipzig Charter into the Urban Agenda for the EU

18 November 2021

The New Leipzig Charter is the key reference document on principles of good urban governance in Europe. It is interlinked with the Urban Agenda for the EU as a novel multi-level governance approach that aims to strengthen the “urban dimension” of EU policies. With the first generation of partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU coming to an end, the process of paving the way for an even stronger Urban Agenda has been initiated and advanced under the Trio…

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Online Matchmaking Event: Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods

24 November 2021 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

JPI Urban Europe invites you to an online Matchmaking Event on November 24th 2021 at 13.30 CET. The Matchmaking Event provides an oppurtunity for digital matchmaking. Participants will be able to access the B2Match platform any time for a number of weeks for a smooth a simple matchmaking process. Register for the Matchmaking Event here Register for the B2Match platform here

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December 2021

JPI Urban Europe about 15 min cities at the POLIS Annual Conference in Gothenburg

1 December 2021 - 2 December 2021

The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers. JPI Urban Europe's chair of the Management Board Margit Noll will moderate a session on 15 min cities. Following a record-breaking conference in 2020, in which POLIS welcomed more than 900 participants, the 2021 POLIS Annual Conference will take place on 1-2 December in Gothenburg, Sweden. POLIS is the leading network of European…

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