Author: Franziska Walther


Master Class Series Cities Supporting Cities: Towards Circular Economy Concepts, Frameworks, and Actions

Our webinar series, Cities Supporting Cities: Towards Circular Economy Concepts, Frameworks, and Actions led by IURC NA in partnership with Fort Collins, USA, intends to guide participants on how to start or advance circular economy in their cities. In each session, Fort Collins shares its story and learnings, as they move through the process to establish its own plan for implementation....

IURC NA- Zaragoza Sustainable Urban Mobility & Transport Event

10 - 11 November 2022 On 10th-11th November, a cohort of 14 IURC cities gathered in Zaragoza, Spain, to create professional connections and networks while facilitating knowledge sharing on Sustainable Urban Mobility & Transport topics such as public transport for zero emissions, shared & micro-mobility strategies, autonomous delivery vehicles, and low-emission zones. The event started with an official welcome from Sara Fernández...

Bergamo Wins Urban Award 2022 for Cycling Projects and Infrastructure

Bergamo has won the Urban Award 2022, the prize that the National Association of Italian Municipalities gives to the city that stands out for the best sustainable mobility projects. A first prize resulting from the many initiatives that the city has put in place in recent months to encourage the use of bicycles in the city, with ad hoc communication...

Study Visit Aurora, USA, in Bergamo and Rimini, Italy

20 - 24 June 2022 The cities of Bergamo and Rimini, Italy, and Aurora, USA, undertook their second study visit as part of the IURC program. Two delegates from each city visited Bergamo and Rimini for a week to continue their work on the agreed thematic areas of cooperation: Sustainable Urban Mobility Nature-Based Solutions Culture and Tourism On Monday, June 20th,...

Ottawa Waste Management & Circular Economy Networking Event

IURC NA, in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the EU-funded project Reducing Plastic Waste in Canada, held on June 2nd and 3rd, 2022, the Waste Management & Circular Economy Networking Event in Ottawa, Canada. Approximately 50 representatives from Spain, Poland, Italy, the USA, and Canada gathered to work on managing plastic at various levels of government level, developing strategies...

Study Visit Madrid, Spain in San Diego, USA

31 May – 2 June 2022 Three delegates from Madrid, Spain, traveled to San Diego, USA, to complete their first study visit to learn best practices and share challenges on: Sustainable Urban Mobility and TransportNature-Based Solutions The morning of Tuesday, May 31st started with a welcome from the San Diego delegates, who provided a general overview of the city's geography,...

Study Visit Bergamo and Rimini, Italy in Aurora, USA

23 – 25 May 2022 The cities of Bergamo and Rimini, Italy, undertook their first study visit as part of the IURC program in Aurora, Illinois, in the US. The five Italian delegates focused for three days on their agreed thematic areas of cooperation: Sustainable Urban MobilityNature-Based SolutionsCulture and Tourism On Monday, May 23rd, Mayor Richard C. Irvine welcomed the...

Study Visit Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain in Boston and Northern Virginia, USA

25 – 29 April 2022 The visit from Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), Spain, to Boston and Northern Virginia, USA, was the first between three cities/metro areas as part of the IURC North America Program. The five visiting delegates from Spain, along with three representatives from the US, spent an entire week exchanging experiences and best practices around: Renovation Wave -...

Study Visit Braga, Portugal to St. John’s, Canada

19 – 21 June 2022 The study visit kicked off with a reception by St. John´s Mayor to the delegation of Braga for an exchange of ideas and proposals for goals and interests shared by both cities. For this first study visit in St. John´s, Canada, the paired cities focused on the following Joint Areas of Cooperation: Nature-based solutions: urban...

Early Success Story from IURC North America and Much More

The pairing between Braga, Portugal, and St. John's, Canada, selected Urban Agriculture as one of their thematic areas of cooperation. During the study visit to St. John's in June 2022, the delegates from Braga visited the O'Brien Farm Foundation. This initiative is the last original Irish family farm in the city and is now being transformed into an educational hands-on start-up...