Author: Franziska Walther


Chennai in Trier: Academic Exchange on Renewable Energy and Waste Management

The visit of Chennai delegates to Trier, Germany, kicked off at the city hall where the mayor of Trier, Mr. Wolfram Leibe, gave a warm welcome and discussed his city's goal on having exchange programmes between the Trier University of Applied Sciences, represented at the meeting by Professor Peter Konig, and the Hindustan University of Chennai with the support of...

Improving food supply and distribution system to ensure food security and reduce environmental impact

The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat and IURC Asia & Australasia co-organised the fifth webinar of their food policy training series on 18 November 2022, focusing on the topic of food supply and distribution. Over 40 participants from Asia Pacific and beyond joined the one-hour event. Pablo Gandara, Team Leader of IURC Asia & Australasia, provided a brief...

Asia Pacific cities join global network to strengthen food systems

The European Union supports the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) within the Farm to Fork Strategy. The strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal and aims at making food systems fair, healthy and environmentally friendly. With support from IURC Asia & Australasia, the MUFPP Secretariat organised its first regional forum in Asia Pacific in Bandung, Indonesia,...

EU and Vietnamese cities explore smart mobility solutions for climate adaptation

The Stuttgart Region, the Colleferro-Latina Functional Area, Da Lat City and Ha Tinh City met on 5th September 2022 to share their experiences during the session on Technical Infrastructure Part 3 - Smart Mobility for GHG Mitigation and Climate Adaptation. The meeting was opened by Dr. Rui Ludovino, First Counsellor, Climate Action, Environment, Employment and Social Policies, at the Delegation...

Sofia and Sejong leap forward in cooperation with a study visit

Through the IURC programme, Sejong and Sofia conducted their first study visit in Sejong from 29 August to 2 September 2022. The visit was very much anticipated by both parties, as they have been eager to meet in person and get their cooperation off the ground. Both cities’ commitment showed through the opening of the study visit, which launched with...

Seoul and Dublin step further to more concrete partnership with a study visit

Seoul and Dublin conducted the first study visit in Seoul from 29 August to 2 September 2022 through the IURC programme (International Urban and Regional Cooperation) sponsored by the European Union. Since it was the first time for both cities to meet in person after a year long online communication, Seoul and Dublin delegates were very excited to step further...

Team Europe and Thai cities commit to sustainable food systems

The European Union, the Embassy of Italy to Thailand, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Chiang Mai Municipality and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) are cooperating to make Bangkok’s and Chiang Mai’s food systems more sustainable through the definition of each city’s food strategy. The two Thai cities are participating in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme of...

Multistakeholder partnership on flood management between Kochi, Messina and key academic institutions

The Kochi-Messina city-to-city cooperation on flood management as part of the EU funded IURC programme is enabling the cities to ‘learn from each other, set ambitious targets, forge lasting partnerships, test new solutions and boost their international profile’ as envisioned in the EU Urban Agenda. With support from the programme, the governments of Kochi and Messina are now building multistakeholder...

1st MUFPP Asia Pacific Regional Forum with support from EU

With support from the European Union, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat, the City of Bandung, and the University of Parahyangan co-organised the 1st MUFPP Asia Pacific Regional Forum on 3-4 August 2022 in support of Indonesia’s U20 Mayors Summit and G20 Summit, to be held at the end of August and in mid-November this year respectively. Titled...

Ranchi and Patna visit Reggio Emilia

Two delegates from the Indian city of Ranchi and one delegate from the Indian city of Patna visited Reggio Emilia (Italy) from the 20th to 23rd of June 2022. The delegation included: Mr. Mukesh Kumar (IAS), Municipal Commissioner, Ranchi Municipal CorporationMr. Amit Kumar (IAS), CEO, Ranchi Smart City & Director, State Urban Development Agency, JharkhandMr. Ravi Kumar, Team Lead Revenue...