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In 2017, fifteen R&I projects were approved in the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures call (ENSUF), a collaboration between JPI Urban Europe and the European Commission, to address urgent and long-term urban challenges by co-creating ideas and projects. You can now read summaries about the project’s results in this catalogue.
When ENSUF was created, involved parties agreed that there is a need for capacity building in urban administration and municipalities at large to realise urban transition pathways that implements new approaches, tools and technologies. This takes integrative procedures in how to bring about knowledge and implement solutions for transition pathways- to more sustainable urban futures.
The 15 awarded projects are all supported by consortia that include a mix of researchers from universities and research institutes, representatives from city authorities, business and NGO’s. Stakeholders in over 65 cities in 20 countries were involved during the projects- both in formal and informal partnerships with the projects.
This result catalogue gives an overview of the methods, tools, knowledge(s) and conclusions that the projects have developed to approach pressing sustainability challenges (both economic, social, and environmental). It also includes information about how JPI Urban Europe manages its programme and financed projects with reference to both international policy agendas and strategic research and innovation.
Sections of this catalogue are based on result interviews that were conducted with ENSUF project coordinators and involved partners from outside academia. The interviews offer a glimpse of the people and processes behind the results, and give an increased understanding of the systems and models discussed in this catalogue. All interviews, associated materials, reports, policy briefs and videos are available on out web.
This catalogue is part of the JPI Urban Europe Projects Catalogues series issued annually since 2016.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.