Category: Thematic Network


The cooperation will be organized along the following Thematic Networks,
to tackle three Cross-Cutting Challenges.

The Story of Liujiang River: The Green Transition of Liuzhou

As one of China's major industrial cities, Liuzhou has explored a model of green, sustainable development. The transformation of the Liujiang River, the mother river of Liuzhou, epitomises this process. [video width="640" height="368" mp4="https://www.iurc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-Story-of-Liu-River_Liuzhou-China.mp4"][/video]

5th Thematic Webinar – Circular City Hubs: Improving thriving, liveable, resilient urban centres

IURC cities engaged in Circular City Hubs discussions and recommendations Organised on 14 December, the Circular City Hubs thematic webinar was the final one for the 2021 programme year. The IURC Asia & Australasia team attracted 176 registered participants from  23 countries, namely Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland,...

2nd Round of EU-Malaysia Cities’ Bilateral Exchanges

For the second time since the kick-off meeting, Malaysian and Portuguese pilot cities representatives met online and agreed on cooperation areas, possible pilot actions and possible schedules for the study visits. Three bilateral encounters were organised online: EIXO Atlántico and George Town (Penang State) Maia Municipality + Maiambiente and Seberang Perai (Penang State) Vila Nova de Famalicão and Seberang Perai...

2nd Thematic Webinar – Decarbonising Cities in Asia-Pacific and Europe

IURC cities engaged in “Race to Zero” dialogue The IURC Asia & Australasia continued to engage the project’s pilot cities in the Thematic Network of “Ecological Transition & Green Deal”, this time focusing on the topic of decarbonisation. The second thematic webinar for the project team organised by the help desk in Japan, which is provided by IGES, “Achieving Carbon...

IURC project team welcomes Bandung to the IURC

The IURC team met today with Bandung city authorities to discuss the cooperation focus. The meeting was attended by the Head of Bandung's Food and Agriculture Division, Mr. Gin Gin Gin Ginanjar, who explained the city's progress on developing sustainable urban food systems, including integrated farming solutions within the COVID-19 pandemics, promoting urban agriculture and short supply chains, as well...

1st Thematic Webinar – Addressing Climate Change Effects in Cities

Over 80 representatives from IURC pilot cities in 20 countries participated in the 1st thematic webinar "Addressing Climate Change Effects in Cities". The event focused on nature-based solutions (NBS) and green infrastructure measures implemented by cities in Europe, Asia and Australasia to mitigate heat island and heavy rainfall events. It was moderated by Megan Chow, Country Coordinator of the IURC...

EU Delegation to Indonesia participates at Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Asia Meeting

The Delegation of the European Union (EUD) to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam participated in the webinar "How Asia-Pacific cities active on food policy can benefit from the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact". Ms. Henriette Faergemann (Councillor at the Environment and Climate Action Section of the EUD) mentioned that urban food policy can make an important contribution to reduce CO2 emissions...