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  • Webinar

December, 9th

(EN) We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar "Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion" organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Thursday, December 9th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 1 hour. The webinar seeks to introduce smart strategies and analyse how innovation and digitalization can promote more inclusive policies. The event agenda includes: • Introduction to smart cities and regions • The...
(EN) We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar "Smart Strategies for Equality and Social...
  • Webinar

December, 14th

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 9:00 – 10:30 CET | 16:00 – 17:30 MYT | 19:00 – 20:30 Melbourne Registration: https://bit.ly/CircularCityHubs   Why cities are crucial to a circular economy? Cities have a high concentration of resources, capital, data, and talent spread over a relatively small geographic area and are centres for innovation hubs. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 two thirds of us will live in cities, consuming 75% of the world’s natural resources, producing 50% of global...
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 9:00 – 10:30 CET | 16:00 – 17:30 MYT | 19:00 – 20:30 Melbourne Registration: https://bit.ly/CircularCityHubs...
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  • 14:00 -15:00
    2021.12.09

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    We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar “Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion” organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LAC) Programme on Thursday, December 9th at 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. The webinar will have a duration of 1 hour. The webinar seeks to introduce smart strategies and analyse how innovation and digitalization can promote more inclusive policies. The event agenda includes:


    • Introduction to smart cities and regions
    • The role of smart strategies and digitalization in participatory practices and gender inclusion – Lessons learned from Umea, Sweden
    • Panel Discussion


    Register now!



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    Nos complace invitarles a unirse a nosotros en el webinar “Estrategias inteligentes para la igualdad y la inclusión social” organizado por el Programa de Cooperación Internacional Urbana y Regional América Latina (IURC-LAC) el jueves 9 de diciembre a las 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. El webinar tendrá una duración de 1 hora. El webinar busca presentar estrategias inteligentes y analizar cómo la innovación y la digitalización pueden promover políticas más inclusivas. La agenda del evento incluye:


    • Introducción a las ciudades y regiones inteligentes
    • El papel de las estrategias inteligentes y la digitalización en las prácticas participativas y la inclusión de género: lecciones aprendidas de Umea, Suecia
    • Panel de discusión


    Regístrese ahora!



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    Temos o prazer de convidá-lo ao webinar “Estratégias Inteligentes para Igualdade e Inclusão Social” organizado pelo Programa Internacional de Cooperação Urbana e Regional da América Latina (IURC-LAC) na quinta-feira, 9 de dezembro às 09:00 CDT/16:00 CEST. O webinar terá a duração de 1 hora. O webinar busca apresentar estratégias inteligentes e analisar como a inovação e a digitalização podem promover políticas mais inclusivas. A agenda do evento inclui:


    • Introdução às cidades e regiões inteligentes
    • O papel de estratégias inteligentes e digitalização em práticas participativas e inclusão de gênero – Lições aprendidas em Umea, Suécia
    • Painel de discussão


    Registre-se agora!



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    2021.12.14

    Tuesday, 14 December 2021

    9:00 – 10:30 CET | 16:00 – 17:30 MYT | 19:00 – 20:30 Melbourne

    Registration: https://bit.ly/CircularCityHubs

     

    Why cities are crucial to a circular economy?

    Cities have a high concentration of resources, capital, data, and talent spread over a relatively small geographic area and are centres for innovation hubs. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 two thirds of us will live in cities, consuming 75% of the world’s natural resources, producing 50% of global waste and over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.

     

    Cities also represent a significant concentration of populations and human productive activity as well as the negative side-effects generated such as pollution and waste.  Making this locus of habitation and productive activity more sustainable and circular would have an impact first and foremost on the quality of life of its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them. But it could have a broader impact on the planet as a whole.

     

    Today’s thematic webinar will focus on a key locus of circular change: cities. Whilst some national governments are still lagging on sustainable development action, cities have taken the initiative and implemented a range of circular measures, seeking to become fit for the 21st centuryIURC cities and city leaders will examine how we can take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities in cities to create a system that can work long-term for the economy, society, and the environment. The key experts from Australia, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand from the IURC Asia & Australasia network will also share how we can use our current resources to re-design cities from within as vibrant systems that operate and provide better public services more efficiently, improve how buildings are used, re-imagine smart food cities  and protect the well-being of citizens.

     

    Addressing critical barriers and enablers of circular economy strategies in cities unlocks the potential of circular economy in cities and requires coordination across people, policies and places.  Critical barriers stem from having to change mindsets and habits towards different production and consumption pathways, and new business and governance models (people). It requires a holistic and systemic approach that cuts across sectoral policies, and a functional approach that goes beyond the administrative boundaries of cities and closes, narrows and slows loops at the right scale (places) (OECD, 2021). Today, city leaders and experts will share recommendations on how Circular City Hubs can play an innovative role in this transition and how IURC Asia & Australasia cities can work with Europe and other regions to make this happen on the ground.

     

    Speakers

    1. Dato’ Sr Hj Rozali Bin Hj Mohamud, First Mayor of Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) – Malaysia
    2. Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga, School of Property and Construction Management, RMIT University – Australia
    3. Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, President of the Thai Environment Institute (TEI) – Thailand
    4. Ganjar Setya Pribadi, Communication and Information Technology Division of Bandung City Government – Indonesia
    5. Niina Ruuska, Climate and Environmental Policy Unit, City of Turku, Finland

     

    Full programme: CE Thematic Webinar 14 December_Final

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Past


  • Event

November, 30th

In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Australian pilot cities are invited to join an online launch of the EU-Australian cities cooperation on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at 08:00-09:30 CET / 18:00-19:30 Canberra time). Agenda Moderation: Prof. Bruce Wilson, EU Centre of Excellence, RMIT, Melbourne and IURC Australasia Helpdesk Coordinator • Welcoming by EUD: H.E. Dr. Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Australia (5 min) • Introduction to international city-to-city cooperation by Dr. Ronald Hall, Senior...
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  • Webinar

November, 29th

Date & Time: 29th November (Mon), 10:00 – 11:00 am (CET) / 18:00-19:00 (JST) This webinar will be held as a “Thematic Track 5 (TT5) “ of ISAP2021 which is organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Website of ISAP2021:https://isap.iges.or.jp/2021/jp/index.html Registration:https://form.iges.or.jp/webapp/form/11205_zoq_402/index.do?_ga=2.97500191.1236293257.1635726388-1052567314.1597197804 English-Japanese interpretation will be available via Zoom.   For cities to meet the challenge of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, one policy pillar is to promote a renovation wave in buildings, which the EU sees as a...
Date & Time: 29th November (Mon), 10:00 – 11:00 am (CET) / 18:00-19:00 (JST) This webinar will be held as...
  • Webinar

November, 27th

This inaugural webinar organised by LIFE Initiative For Environment (LIFE) will introduce the audiences to the principles of circular economy from a global perspective, the circular economy journey in Malaysia and its potential and impact beyond waste management. The webinar is open to the public and NGOs intended to serve communities by developing long-term environmental and sustainable development projects in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030. When: Nov 27, 2021 (Sat) 10:00 AM Kuala Lumpur (04:00 AM CET)...
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  • Conference

November, 23rd - 24th

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. Check the agenda here and click here to register.   Connect with participants from the Americas on the 23rd November and...
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  • Event

November, 23rd

In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Indonesian pilot cities are invited to join a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 08.30 – 09.30 CET / 14.30 – 15.30 GMT+7. Agenda Welcoming and opening remarks by EUD Indonesia and FPI Asia Group photo Indonesian cooperation on sustainable urban development by Bappenas City-to-city cooperation towards sustainable development by MoHA Overview of IURC Asia & Australasia by Pablo Gándara City introduction Semarang City Bandung City...
In the context of the IURC project, the city coordinators for the selected European and Indonesian pilot cities are invited...
  • Webinar

November, 17th

We invite you to watch our first webinar, organised in the framework of the "International Urban and Regional Cooperation" programme (IURC Latin America). IURC is a programme funded by the European Commission that aims to foster the exchange of experiences and best practices in urban development and regional innovation between Latin America and Europe. Currently 24 cities and 20 regions are participating. The event, about “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”, is the first of a series of...
We invite you to watch our first webinar, organised in the framework of the "International Urban and Regional Cooperation" programme...
  • Conference

November, 16th - 18th

Smart City Expo World Congress comes back to Barcelona on 16th - 18th November 2021. Smart City 2021 will be an enhanced hybrid cross-platform experience: a combined physical event of Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, with the digital platform of Smart City Live offering endless opportunities. Main Topics Enabling Technologies Energy & Environment Tomorrow.Mobility Governance & Economy Living & Inclusion Infrastructures & Buildings Safety & Security Brokerage Event Connect with industry leaders and public stakeholders at...
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  • Event

November, 11th

Thursday, 11 November 2021 2:00 - 3:00 pm IST / 9:30 - 10:30 CET As part of the IURC Asia and Australasia programme, we invite you to our interactive discussion series on Post COVID-19 and Inclusive Recovery. IURC recognises the need to deliberate on the implications of COVID, by carrying out a series of regular discussion events on different urban topics (1. Mobility; 2. Health; 3. Economy; 4. Education; 5. Environment; 6. Gender). The objective is to discuss urban challenges,...
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  • Webinar

November, 10th

In this first session, we will bring together a cohort of IURC cities to share solutions and learn from one another on innovative, sustainable ecosystems & strategic sectors mostly as they relate to urban/neighborhood regeneration and social inclusion. The City Leader for the Cluster is the City of Baltimore (Baltimore Development Corporation). The 1.5-hour session will include: « A presentation from Colin Tarbert, President & CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), on Baltimore Together: A Platform for Inclusive Prosperity...
In this first session, we will bring together a cohort of IURC cities to share solutions and learn from one...
  • Webinar

November, 5th

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