The Urban Lunch Talks Webinars

The Urban Lunch Talks makes cross-cutting research and innovation in urban transitions useful and usable for extended stakeholders and localities. With a particular focus on success stories and cutting-edge knowledges, the Urban Lunch Talks is an easily accessible and interactive space for knowledge exchange, networking and capacity building. Tune in and enjoy the talk through chat, polls and Q&As. What do you want to talk about?

Upcoming Urban Lunch Talks (register by clicking the link)

– A talk about having liveable cities rule the world (together)…

Wish to contribute? Questions? Let us know!

About the Urban Lunch Talks

In lunch talks, the talking points tend to arise at the table. Therefor, we have chosen to provide a discussion framework (inspired by the SRIA 2.0) for each of these webinar, but the final content depends on what you, as a participant, bring to the table. Together, we challenge and make sense of the most pressing urban issues of the 21st century. The webinar’s aim is to spark action for co-creation of knowledge, for mobilising societal actors in research and innovation, and for communicating and making sense of innovative research results.

Participants from 20 + countries

The Urban Lunch Talks pilot series introduced the dilemma-driven approach to urban development and innovation and attracted participants from more than twenty different countries, in Europe and beyond. The upcoming talks build on the outcome of these previous dialogues and just like in our Agora, they are a meeting space for urban actors with various backgrounds. Urban transition pathways emerge in the integration of diverse knowledges. Bring yours!


Listen to previous talks

All talks are available in a playlist on our Youtube channel.

  • Episode 1: Inclusive Public Space for Urban Liveability- the dilemma
  • Episode 2: Digital Transitions in Urban Governance- the dilemma
  • Episode 3: From Urban Resilience to Robustness- the dilemma
  • Episode 4: Sustainable Land-use and Urban Infrastructure- the dilemma
  • Episode 5: Towards Positive Energy DistrictsDefining a framework
  • Episode 6: From Project Partners to Synergy Soulmates – A talk about integrated approaches in urban transitioning
  • Episode 7: From Test to Success – A talk about how to take Urban Living Labs and experimental approaches to its “2.0”…
  • Episode 8: From Public Space to Liveability Case – A talk about doing business as (un)usual for liveable urban public space…




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European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.