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  • Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

    Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

    The cooperation meeting on the partnership in the Gaming Industry and Jobs & Skills between Sisak Moslavina County (SMC) and Zhongxian (Chongqing) was held on 10th Jan. 2024. This is part of a series of meetings facilitating the establishment of a joint gaming industry platform. The initiative focuses on enhancing education and training related to……


  • Discover IURC case studies and insights

    Discover IURC case studies and insights

    IURC’s final publication is packed with exciting case studies from our city pairings across the globe. You can also learn about our contributions to the SDGs, New Urban Agenda, and more. Read the final publication now: https://fr.zone-secure.net/236027/1861122/ The case studies in the IURC programme condense knowledge shared among cities and regions to spread and use……


  • Circular Economy Primer: Promoting and Facilitating Change in Your City

    Circular Economy Primer: Promoting and Facilitating Change in Your City

    In the past three years, collaborations, investments, and knowledge sharing has multiplied on themes related to the circular economy (CE). Networks, knowledge-sharing hubs, and training tools are bringing to light the CE innovations and best practices in fields such as waste and water management, land-use planning, transportation, infrastructure and buildings, agriculture, and food systems. The……


  • Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

    Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

    The IURC pilot cities of Maia (Portugal) and Seberang Perai (Penang, Malaysia) have produced and launched a series of eight “do-it-yourself” videos for stimulating community engagement in upcycling initiatives. The promotion of circular economy approaches has been at the centre of bilateral cooperation and several meetings have been held online and onsite in Portugal and……


  • Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

    Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

    Over the past decade, participatory (tactical) urbanism (also urban prototyping) has been implemented in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks innovative playgrounds are just some of the examples developed by city authorities and civil society to improve the liveability of their cities. Actions are piloted in the short term……


  • Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

    Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Bangkok Food Policy 2023-2027, aimed at enhancing the sustainability and inclusivity of the city’s food system. The policy is a result of Bangkok’s cooperation with the European Union (EU). Under this policy, Bangkok envisions itself as “the city of food……


  • Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

    Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

    The IURC pilot cities of Maia (Portugal) and Seberang Perai (Penang, Malaysia) have produced and launched a series of eight “do-it-yourself” videos for stimulating community engagement in upcycling initiatives. The promotion of circular economy approaches has been at the centre of bilateral cooperation and several meetings have been held online and onsite in Portugal and……


  • Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

    Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

    Over the past decade, participatory (tactical) urbanism (also urban prototyping) has been implemented in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks innovative playgrounds are just some of the examples developed by city authorities and civil society to improve the liveability of their cities. Actions are piloted in the short term……


  • Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

    Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Bangkok Food Policy 2023-2027, aimed at enhancing the sustainability and inclusivity of the city’s food system. The policy is a result of Bangkok’s cooperation with the European Union (EU). Under this policy, Bangkok envisions itself as “the city of food……


  • Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

    Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

    The cooperation meeting on the partnership in the Gaming Industry and Jobs & Skills between Sisak Moslavina County (SMC) and Zhongxian (Chongqing) was held on 10th Jan. 2024. This is part of a series of meetings facilitating the establishment of a joint gaming industry platform. The initiative focuses on enhancing education and training related to……


  • Alentejo Region and Dalian Met for Cooperation in Blue Economy and Green Port Initiatives

    Alentejo Region and Dalian Met for Cooperation in Blue Economy and Green Port Initiatives

    On November 22, representatives from the Alentejo Region and Dalian met to discuss the potential cooperation on the Blue Economy, focusing on the Green Port and low-carbon logistics for Blue Economy. The meeting integrated the experience gained through study visits in both China and Europe, aiming at future cooperative initiatives. Mr Daniel JANEIRO from Alentejo Regional……


  • Synergies and Partnership for Sustainable Development: EU-China Urban and Regional Cooperation

    Synergies and Partnership for Sustainable Development: EU-China Urban and Regional Cooperation

    IURC- China facilitated both EU and Chinese cities and regions for their commitment to sustainable goals like Agenda 2030 (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. It enhanced cities and regions´ diplomatic and cooperative efforts in a decentralised approach, focusing on ecological transition, urban regeneration, and developing sustainable ecosystems. Distinctive policies aligning with global agendas IURC-China……


  • Circular Economy Primer: Promoting and Facilitating Change in Your City

    Circular Economy Primer: Promoting and Facilitating Change in Your City

    In the past three years, collaborations, investments, and knowledge sharing has multiplied on themes related to the circular economy (CE). Networks, knowledge-sharing hubs, and training tools are bringing to light the CE innovations and best practices in fields such as waste and water management, land-use planning, transportation, infrastructure and buildings, agriculture, and food systems. The……


  • Shaping the Future of Sustainable and Resilient Cities Through International Cooperation

    Shaping the Future of Sustainable and Resilient Cities Through International Cooperation

    Climate change and environmental deterioration have become central to cities’ urban development plans. As a result, the European Union’s IURC program facilitates the exchange of challenges and solutions internationally to accelerate the reduction of net greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life in urban areas. This first online session of 2024 was an opportunity for cities to contribute insights……


  • Cities Learning from Cities: Results from IURC NA 2

    Cities Learning from Cities: Results from IURC NA 2

    During the last online session of IURC North America in 2023, cities participating in the second phase of IURC North America talked about how the knowledge exchanged with peers through online sessions, study visits, and networking events has influenced their work and plans for the future. Alyssa Muto from San Diego discussed how participating in……


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