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Activities in the European partnership Driving Urban Transitions is speeding up! 

In the DUT autumn newsletter, you will find key messages and recordings from the European Partnership launch event “Driving Urban Transitions in times of crisis” in Brussels on October 4-5 and reports from other key activities. If you want to learn more about cities’ future food-water and energy challenges and solutions, we warmly recommend the articles from SUGI FWE projects and for all researchers looking for future funding opportunities the DUT Roadmap can give valuable heads-ups for future call priorities in the DUT context
DUT can set the vision of the European Green Deal into practice

Nearly 100 members from the emerging DUT European community met in Brussels with many others joining online to celebrate and boost the start of the European partnership. Building on 10 years of collaboration in the context of JPI Urban Europe, representatives from the European Commission and other European partnerships shared their views on the challenges ahead and what role DUT can play to step up actions and boost urban transitions in cities.

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Recordings from the DUT Launch Conference are available on Youtube!

ecordings from the event are available at DUT Youtube channel, including presentations on the DUT partnership, the DUT Road map and the three impact pathways, as well as the panel discussion Cities’ perspectives: Urban Transitions in and for uncertain times´ with Tom Meeuws, Vice Mayor City of Antwerp, as one of the speakers. 
Upcoming Events
Whether you are an interested citizen, activist, politician, public administrator, entrepreneur or academic, we gladly invite you to join our events.
AGORA Dialogue "Making space for regenerative urbanism" 
14 December, 13.00-17.00 (CET) online

Sustainable urbanism has long been dominated by a harm-reduction
paradigm. In contrast to this, regenerative urbanism seeks to create net-positive outcomes for people and the planet. Central to regenerative urbanism is also the recognition of that all human activities are intimately connected to and dependent on ‘nature’. Join the discussions around soil, restoration and land-use, biophilic design and architecture, and the role of cultural and creative sectors in the transition!

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Online workshop: How to facilitate the transition towards sustainable urban logistics?
13 December 2022, 13:00-15:00 (CET) online

Share views from city authorities and logistics practitioners on challenges and opportunities they face when implementing sustainable urban logistics and identify opportunities the DUT program can support for implementation of innovative solution of urban logistics in the online workshop!

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A roadmap for the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership

The DUT Strategic Roadmap sets the thematic and conceptual framework for the implementation of the partnership, defining the thematic scope of the DUT Transition Pathways (TP) and corresponding missions to drive urban transitions in an integrated way as well as indicating important principles and measures for their implementation to enhance the impact. 

To the roadmap


DUT Flyer 

For a quick overview of the DUT Partnership, have a look at the DUT Flyer.
The Driving Urban Transitions community is taking shape!
DUT City Panel

On 20 October, the DUT City Panel was successfully kicked off. It brought valuable input from more than 40 representatives from city administrations across Europe, both regarding content and setting up the City Panel processes and timeline for 2023. In particular, the meeting showed the great engagement of cities to drive their transformation processes. The City Panel will have two meetings in 2023 including site visits, with specific deep dives in-between. 

Read more about the City Panel
Circular Urban Economies
The Case for the Food-Water-Energy Nexus: How Cities Benefit

It’s about synergy of sectors – not competition – for sustainable use of given resources. We’re talking about the FWE nexus. Food, Water, and Energy “are highly interconnected: water is required for almost all forms of energy production and supply, energy is required to treat and transport water, and both water and energy are essential to produce food.”

Read the article
Challenges of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

While the food-water-energy nexus offers great advantages on one hand, on the other it’s important to keep in mind this system is not yet widely acknowledged, so it naturally comes with some challenges. Read about the most typical ones here for your head start into the nexus.

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CITYFOOD makes the case for bringing food production into our cities

The CITYFOOD project, funded by the SUGI FWE Nexus call, investigates the feasibility of food production in cities, assessing the environmental impacts and advantages of production systems in different regions. CITYFOOD has shown Berlin’s decision-makers if scaling up aquaponics would meet the city’s food demand sustainably, and it has created a precise definition of aquaponics that will avoid legal dilemmas. These results help answer the question, can you and should you bring food production into cities?

Read the results interview
Cities need to go beyond the local level

Cities need to go beyond the local level for a rich perspective of urban innovation’s sustainability impacts. This is one of the conclusions from the GLOCULL project financed in the SUGI Food-Water-Energy call. Building on existing tools GLOCULL has managed to produce a toolkit that will enhance participatory assessment by making it more reflective of the complex FWE interrelations and by making it go beyond the local context without sacrificing a city-level perspective.

Read the results interview

Climate crisis? Radically regenerative public spaces! 

AGORA Session on the Placemaking Week in Pontevedra, 27-30th of September 

What kinds of urban areas do we want to live in by 2050 and beyond? Decisions today will determine how human society will be able to cope with increasing anthropogenic events. Regenerative urbanism has an important role to play to address these huge challenges. During the Placemaking Week Europe in Pontevedra in late September we gathered 15 participants from around the world to explore and build a vision for a 2050 street scape by using fictional city typologies as point of departure. The workshop seek to bring together disciplines and topics such as: placemaking, nature-based solutions, urban planning, biophilic design, vernacular and indegineous design, ecosystem restoration, regenerative urbanism, multispecies urbanism, urban agriculture etc.

Read more about the workshop

Johannes Riegler on Urbanistica Podcast

During the  Placemaking Week 2022 in Pontevedra, Johannes Riegler, Member of the DUT Management Board, talked to Urbanistica podcast host Mustafa Sherif about radically regenerative urban public spaces, research and innovation funding for urban transitions and raised a new question: How can Lo-TEK and indigenous wisdom be inspiring for placemaking in times of anthropogenic crises.

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Driving Urban Transitions in Africa: Regenerative neighbourhoods.

On 02nd November, the third and final workshop of the on “Driving Urban Transitions towards Sustainable and Just Urban Futures in Africa” organised by JPI Urban Europe/DUT, START and ICLEI Africa took place. After workshops on “15-Minute Cities for African Urban Areas” and “Just Energy Transitions in Africa” the final event’s focus was on “Regenerative Neighbourhoods for African Urban Areas”. This event brought together about 25 urban actors across Africa to develop visions on just, sustainable and livable regenerative neighbourhoods, discussing the pathways to make those visions a reality, how international cooperation can support local urban transitions and identify access points to jointly address issues, challenges and dilemmas in cooperatively between Europe and Africa.

Read more about the workshop

15-minute City
DUT Launch Event - 15-minute City workshop: “Speeding up mobility transitions. Balancing implementation efficiency and social acceptance”

On 5 October, DUT’s 15-minute City Transition Pathway organised a high-level session on one of the big questions in mobility policy: With continuously rising emissions in the transport sector, how can we connect the necessary urgency and decisiveness of action on the one hand, and inclusivity and high public acceptance for the transition on the other. Central statements and outcomes of the discussion focused on the urgency for action and the need for resilience and sufficiency in mobility policy.

Read more about the 15mC workshop

Positive Energy Districts
PED Session at the DUT Launch event in Brussels
The main focus of the workshop session was on "PEDs for energy security: locality and resilience" and included the following speakers for an exciting discussion: Helmut Bruckner, Dieter Bruggeman, Alice Detollenaere, Jo Huygh, Hanne Mangelshots, Hans-Günther Schwarz and Elina Sergejeva. One important outcome from the discussions is that future projects should be linked to a local mandate and political decision, e.g. in form of Climate City Contracts.

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