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IURC develops city-to-city cooperation opening the door to a 50 million USD public-private partnership between Los Cabos, Mexico and Spanish private investment.

indyJune 8, 20213 min read

As a result of the cooperation between the cities of Los Cabos, Mexico, and Almería, Spain, within the framework of the IURC 1st phase (IUC ), the contract for the…

European city or region? Apply Now To Go International

Anthony ColcloughMay 20, 20212 min read

Did you miss our Landing IURC event? Watch the recording here or consult the presentation here. The doors are open for you to apply for the International Urban and Regional Cooperation…

Why EU cities and regions must be international

Anthony ColcloughApril 30, 202113 min read

“We are major advocates of the need for a territorial justice and for territorial development and we have been now 30 years in this business.” This passion for justice, according…

EU-Thailand Heritage Highlighted

Pablo GandaraJune 18, 20211 min read

The history and shared cultural heritage of the EU-Thailand relations are reflected in the video “EU Urban Heritage”, which is now available on the Facebook page of the Delegation of…

Toyota, Japan & Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, France

Siriwat PokrajenJune 14, 20213 min read

Smart city solutions for people, industry and the environment For their city-to-city cooperation in the IUC programme, Toyota and Grenoble-Alpes Metropole were interested in developing smart city solutions for a…

Iskandar: An Asian Leader in Climate Action

Siriwat PokrajenJune 9, 20213 min read

Developing a blueprint for a more sustainable region Iskandar Malaysia, a region in the State of Johor made up of five local authorities, is a leader in sustainable urban development,…

IURC-China Team Discussed with Rome for Co-hosting Thematic Workshops in Yangzhou and Rome

Jin Jingnan JingnanMay 19, 20211 min read

Follow up with the opening of Yangzhou International Horticulture Expo, IURC-China team discussed with Rome city for co-hosting relevant thematic workshops held in Rome city and Yangzhou Expo’s Rome Pavilion.…

The International Horticultural Exposition 2021 Opened on April 8 in Yangzhou.

Jin Jingnan JingnanMay 19, 20212 min read

The previous phase of IURC-China programme, the IUC-Asia programme was a platform for EU-China urban cooperation. Last year it facilitated the International Horticultural Exposition Yangzhou to invite European cities to…

EU’s IUC Pilot Project Started: Cargo Railway Connection between Mannheim and Chongqing

Jin Jingnan JingnanOctober 26, 20205 min read

A significant result of city-to-city cooperation under the IUC Asia programme  On the morning of 25th October 2018, the direct connection for freight trains from Mannheim to Chongqing in China…

Successful collaboration with Latin American cities

Ramon ZamoraApril 27, 20216 min read

Successful collaboration with Latin American cities IURC Latin America offers the opportunity to work in countries with significant populations, with the six largest emerging economies of Latin America, with great…

Baltimore & Turin, Italy

Susana ArellanoJanuary 30, 20214 min read

Neighborhood regeneration, social innovation & equitable economic development CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Social Innovation As a result of the IUC exchange, Baltimore adopted a focus on social innovation based on the…

San Diego & Strasbourg, France

Susana ArellanoJanuary 30, 20214 min read

Sustainable urban mobility, activation of public spaces & social inclusion CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS “The success of this [partnership] is that it opened our minds.” – MIKE HANSEN, CITY OF SAN…

Ottawa & Malmö, Sweden

Susana ArellanoJanuary 30, 20213 min read

Reducing GHG emissions; Retrofitting buildings; Models of inclusiveness in revitalization districts; One Planet living CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Inclusive Economic Development The City of Malmö was interested in learning from Ottawa’s…

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