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For implementing the New Urban Agenda, partnerships with strong commitments and cooperation on all scales, from local to global are required. Bi-lateral and multilateral partnerships between cities can enhance international support for effective and targeted capacity-building to support national plans to implement the NUA and SDGs. Exchange and co-creation of knowledge, technologies and experiences regarding sustainable city services and infrastructures offers promising prospects for addressing issues of urban planning, environment, health, water, transport, ICT, hazards, resilience and disaster risk reduction, and improving the well-being of citizens.
The main aim of this session is to assess the framework conditions for dedicated, committed and successful triple/quadruple helix city-city partnerships for implementing the NUA. The discussions will be framed by presentations of examples for city-city partnerships aiming at exchanging knowledge, mutual learning and capacity building of projects funded by JPI Urban Europe and the experience of URBAN-EU-CHINA’s partners. Besides presentations the following questions will be addressed with active participation of the audience:
Sigrun Kabisch (Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board; UfZ Leipzig) will be giving an input presentation on the strategic importance of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda for a research and innovation programme such as JPI Urban Europe. Furthermore, Gabriela Viale Pereira (Danube University Krems) will point out the latest results from the SmartGov, how the project supports decision making in governance processes and why working with a quadruple helix approach in a research/innovation process is essential.
This activity is part of the URBAN-EU-CHINA and EXPAND project which have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 733571 and No. 726744.