15-Minute Cities in Africa: Transitions towards “safe, affordable, accessible, and just neighbourhoods for everybody”

On 22nd of September, JPI Urban Europe, Start International and ICLEI Africa kicked-off the co-organised workshop series “Driving urban transitions towards sustainable and just futures in Africa”. The aim of this workshop series is to develop visions and fields of action for urban transitions in Africa. As contribution to the African Mobility Month 2021, the first workshop focussed on the 15-Minute City, one of the transition pathways of JPI Urban Europe’s upcoming Driving Urban Transitions Programme.

The Smart Urban Futures synthesis webinar carried learnings for future activities

Era Net Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) inspired researchers to get out of their comfort zone and to try new roles as moderators or translators and developed creative ways to engage with residents in local urban living labs. In the synthesis webinar on September 22, marking the end of the ENSUF initiative, researchers from the projects Smart Urban Intermediaries, CAPA.CITY and BRIGHT FUTURE engaged in a conversation to help leverage the learnings for future activities.

EU research & innovation for and with cities

Are you interested in a guideline through the jungle of support measures and European Commission programmes? This yearly mapping of R&I initiatives by the European Commission was recently published. The report maps city related actions, initiatives, platforms and networks funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, including JPI Urban Europe initiatives and the proposed urban partnership Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT).

Driving Urban Transition towards Sustainable and Just Futures in Africa – A Workshop Series

Addressing urban issues is crucial for solving 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 livability on a local urban scale is key. This workshop series aims at developing visions on just, sustainable and livable urban areas in Africa, discussing the pathways to make those visions a reality and how international cooperation can support local urban transitions.

JPI Urban Europe at upcoming conferences to drive urban transitions

Fall is here! We are joining several conferences and meeting spaces to exchange with stakeholders from civil society, business, cities and academia. We hope to meet you at 1) The International Transdisciplinary Conference, 2) The 19th European Week of Regions and Cities and 3) The 20th European Roundtable Sustainable Consumption and Production. Read about our sessions, key note and participatory lab in these events!

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