Author: Franziska Walther


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 their best practices effectively. These...

A global Green Deal?

Could the European Green Deal set the standard for a global approach to climate change and international cooperation? The 19th meeting of the Commission for the Environment, Climate Change, and Energy (ENVE Group) of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) held on September 28-29, 2023, in Malaga, Spain, put this question to the fore with robust discussions and deliberation. Presided...

IURC at the Cities Forum 2023 in Turin

Cities around the world share common challenges related to sustainable urban development but on different scales, under different social, cultural, or economic realities. During the Cities Forum in Turin, IURC invited participants to look at challenges from different perspectives (coming out of the European Box of thinking) to find new, innovative, and inspiring solutions. In this process, we focused on...

Register Now: Cities Forum 2023 in Turin

The 5th edition of Cities Forum will be held in Turin, Italy from 16 to 17 March 2023. The event brings together key urban stakeholders at European, national, regional and local levels who are committed to a green and just future for cities. IURC will have a parallel session on the 17 March from 16.00-17:30 under the title Coming out...

Apply Now! Pilot Project “REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions – Filling the data gaps”

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is inviting European regions to express their interest to contribute to the Pilot Project "REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in the EU regions - Filling the data gaps", supported by the European Parliament. The REGIONS2030 Pilot Project The REGIONS2030 Pilot Project will be carried out, inter alia, through the involvement of up to 10 European regions,...

Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism

Call for Cities, Member States, Partner States, Regions, city consortiums, national city umbrella organisations, and other stakeholders to form two new Thematic Partnerships under the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU): Sustainable Tourism and Greening Cities About the Urban Agenda for the EU The Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU) addresses urban challenges by setting up Partnerships between cities, the European Commission, other...

Key highlights from the IURC Networking Event at WUF11

The World Urban Forum is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization where all key actors from the quadruple helix meet to transform our cities for a better urban future. Our IURC event was included in the Dialogue Greener Urban Futures highlighting the need of greener investment and sustainable consumption and production patterns. Why this event? Challenge identified: in the...

IURC and its take on International Approaches to Regional Development

To provide an insight on the future of Regional Development outside of Europe, the IURC programme shared several examples of best practices in terms of international cooperation which contributed to the regional development of European and Latin American regions. This presentation was in the framework of the 30th year anniversary celebration of the European Association of Development Agencies. During a...