Invitation: The 11th travel-free Urban Lunch Talk (20 March) to explore innovative governance

Did you know? Since 2018, the travel-free #UrbanLunchTalks have attracted hundreds of participants from more than 25 countries, eager to understand and act on urban dilemmas. Join us next time, Friday 20 March, to discuss innovative governance in urban transitioning.

In the current digital transition, urban governance may risk implementing suboptimal or segregating technical solutions unless city administrations work with capacity building in public innovation governance and integrated urban planning. Must governance become more “innovative” if we are to succeed with global and European sustainability targets? What does it mean, in practice, to build capacity for governance to work with dilemmas in the built environment? This and much more will be discussed together with our invited guests working in South Africa, Rwanda, Belgium and Austria:

  • Moderator: Cecilia Bertozzi: Urban governance expert, Urban Maestro project at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Liliane Mupende Uwanziga: Independent Consultant-Sustainable Urbanization. Former Director of Urban Planning and Construction, One Stop Centre- City of Kigali, Rwanda
  • Karina Landman: Associate Professor, Department of Town & Regional Planning, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Bahanur Nasya: Eutropian: Architect, film producer and project manager of PlaceCity. PlaceCity gathers proven placemaking tools, test them in real life case studies and make them readily available to every city in Europe.  PlaceCity partners with Placemaking Europe.

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