Invitation: The June Urban Lunch Talks to target robustness and public space dilemmas

Are you interested in innovation and policy in urban resilience, robustness, liveability and public space? Do you sometimes feel stuck between counter-acting goals and targets? While some targets support each other, others conflict across administrative departments, sectors or groups. To succeed, urban transition pathways need to prepare for dilemmas and wicked issues. Join the Urban Lunch Talks on 5 and 24 June to listen to invited guests, share your ideas in the chat, vote in polls and connect with others:


Register: Taking action on the resilience-robustness dilemma
(5 June, 12.30- 14.00 CEST):

– How and why does cities work with urban robustness?
– What lies beyond the smart city?
Meet guests from Circular Flanders, the Urban Agenda on Circular Economy, University of Oxford, 3S RECIPE and InSight & EnLIGHT. Hear project result insights from GLIMER and FLOODLABEL.

Bonus: New project results in the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures call (ENSUF)!

Register: Taking action on the public space dilemma

(24 June, 12.30- 14.00 CEST)
– How can city makers choose between equally desirable (or undesirable) options?
– Which policies can both enhance city attractiveness– and support urban liveability?
Meet guests from Eutropian, URBACT, University of Oxford and the Meaningful City Project.

Bonus: Pre- launch of a new policy paper booklet!




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