Urban Lunch Talks – A Webinar Series

The Urban Lunch Talks is a webinar format developed by JPI Urban Europe to make cross-cutting research and innovation in urban transitions useful and usable for extended stakeholders and localities. With a particular focus on successful project results and learnings, the aim is for the Urban Lunch Talks to be an inclusive and easily accessible format for knowledge exchange and societal capacity building.

Something that distinguishes the Urban Lunch Talks (and lunch talks in general) is that the talking points tend to arise at the table. Therefor, we provide a framework inspired by the SRIA 2.0 for each webinar, but the final content depends on what you, as a participant, bring to that table. Together we will challenge and make sense of the most pressing urban issues of the 21st century. The webinar topics are applied 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. 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. 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!


Upcoming Urban Lunch Talks

Save the dates:

Episode 6: From Project Partners to Synergy Soulmates
– A talk about integrated approaches in urban transitioning (September 27, 2019)

Episode 7: From Test to Success
– A talk about experimentation in brave cities and supportive (eco)systems  (October 18, 2019)

Episode 8: From Public Space to Livability Case
– A talk about doing business as (un)usual for livable urban public space (November 11, 2019)

Episode 9: From Partnering Globally to Thriving Locally
– A talk about having livable cities rule the world (November 22, 2019)

Episode 10: From Project Fraction to Synthesis Action
– A talk about strategic synthesis in urban transitions (December 6, 2019)

Wish to contribute? Any questions? Let us know!


Previous Urban Lunch Talks

Episode 1: Inclusive Public Space for Urban Liveability
Episode 2: Digital Transition in Urban Governance
Episode 3: From Urban Resilience to Robustness
Episode 4: Sustainable Land-use and Urban Infrastructure
Watch or listen to them here.

Episode 5: Towards Positive Energy Districts – Defining a framework

Watch or listen here.




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