Category: News from NA


Study visit Zaragoza, Spain in Ottawa, Canada

30 May – 01 June  2022 This first study visit between the paired cities kicked off with a reception by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to the delegation of Zaragoza and Dr. Melita Gabrič, head of the EU Delegation in Canada, for an exchange of goals and interests shared by both cities Three delegates from the city of Zaragoza, Spain visited...

Study visit Pittsburgh, USA in Dortmund, Germany

2 – 4 May  2022 The cities of Pittsburgh, USA, and Dortmund, Germany, held their first study visit in Dortmund from May 2-4, 2022, to share experiences around the following Joint Areas of Cooperation: Renovation Wave – Energy Efficiency in BuildingsSustainable Agriculture – food systems – urban gardensSustainable Urban Mobility & Transport – electric vehicles for public transport The exchange...

Study Visit Metropolis GZM, Poland in Metropolitan Kansas City, USA

4-6 April  2022 The first study visit from Metropolis GZM, Poland, and Metropolitan Kansas City, USA, took place from April 4-6, 2022. They focused on the following Joint Areas of Cooperation: Renovation Wave - Energy efficiency in BuildingsEducation, Jobs & Skills – Demographics, clusters, innovation centersMobility & Transport - Streets 4 people, superblocks, metropolitan connections On the first day of...

Innovative Local Economic Development

Our webinar series on Education, Jobs, and Skills involve IURC-NA cities and key stakeholders in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best practices to build long-term learning, networking, and working relationships. This second session focused on Innovative Local Economic Development- Programmes and Strategies for Post Covid-19 Recovery. The session was moderated by Tricia Hackett, Senior Sustainable...

Study Visit Dortmund, Germany in Pittsburgh, USA

Study Visit Dates: 4 – 6 April  2022 One of the highlights of the city-to-city cooperation process is the learning experience in the field when the IURC programme directly organises and sponsors learning exchange study visits to and from partner cities. For this first study visit in Pittsburgh the paired cities focused on the following Joint Areas of Cooperation: Sustainable...

Study Visit Mannheim, Germany in Windsor, Canada

Study Visit Dates: 4 – 6 April 2022 The first study visit between Windsor, Canada, and Mannheim, Germany, focused on the following Joint Areas of Cooperation: -Renovation Wave – Energy Efficiency in Buildings -Nature-Based Solutions – greening, water management -Sustainable Agriculture – food systems – urban gardens -Sustainable Urban Mobility & Transport. The exchange in Windsor began with a welcome...

Public Transport towards a 2030 Zero Emissions Target

On February 22nd, the IURC kicked off the thematic cluster of Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport. Twenty-three people attended from nine different countries to discuss the challenges and solutions their cities are working on related to sustainable urban transport. Susana Arellano, Sustainable Urban Development Expert- IURC North America, moderated this session, and the keynote presentation was given by Miguel Ángel...

Kick-off IURC-NA Thematic Cluster on Education, Jobs and Skills: Urban Regeneration & Innovation

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js3WqYQ07iQ[/embed] The IURC-NA team organised a kick-off webinar on the 10th of November 2021 for the regional thematic cluster on Education Jobs and Skills, with a specific focus on the field of Urban Regeneration. The main objective of this virtual event was to bring together a small cohort of IURC cities to share solutions and learn from one another in...

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days you will have the chance to deep dive into the European priorities for cities and regions in the framework of the programme, hear about success stories from different stakeholders and learn about the doors that IURC can open for you....

Baltimore and Turin Consolidating Exchange of Innovative Business Solutions for Social Impact

Baltimore City, through the Baltimore Development Corporation, has entered into a formal partnership with the City of Turin through the Torino City Lab to promote social innovation in both cities. The goal is to reinforce cooperation channels among Turin and Baltimore to cross-fertilize its local innovation ecosystems and favor the acceleration/growth of innovative businesses operating in the field of smart cities...