Category: News from NA


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...

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...

IURC Kansas City – Renovation Wave Networking Event

07 – 09 April 2022   IURC NA, in partnership with Climate Action KC and GCoM USA, held on April 7th and 8th, 2022, the Renovation Wave Networking Event in Kansas City, USA. Approximately 40 representatives from Portugal, Dortmund, Poland, Belgium, the US, and Canada gathered to work on making buildings more energy-efficient, tackling energy poverty, and creating green jobs....