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Cooperation now begins in Australia

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 6, 20218 min read

Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne will now begin to establish cooperation on urban development with Barcelona, Florence, Hamburg and Madrid within the IURC programme as an online launch was organized for…

4th Thematic Webinar – The Role of Municipalities in Promoting the Renovation Wave

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 2, 20219 min read

For cities to achieve carbon neutrality, renovating old buildings so that they are energy-efficient is crucial. According to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, buildings represent 40%…

IURC Annual Event – Highlights

Anthony ColcloughNovember 30, 202111 min read

“This is a make-or-break decade” for climate change and the just transition, so said Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s DG REGIO as he opened the International Urban…

Webinar: Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion

Ramon ZamoraNovember 25, 20212 min read

(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…

IURC Annual Event 2021: a global network coming together

Arianna AmericoNovember 25, 20212 min read

44 countries from around the globe came together at the IURC Annual Event 2021 – two intense days discussing challenges and solutions in cities and regions With more than 300…

IURC Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 25, 20217 min read

On 23 November, IURC organised a kick-off meeting to launch cooperation between Semarang City and Bandung City in Indonesia and Sofia City in Bulgaria and Rome City in Italy, with…

Bilateral meetings and ‘Partnerships Agreements’ between IURC Latin America cities and regions

Ramon ZamoraNovember 24, 20211 min read

Cities and regions participating in IURC Latin America successfully completed two rounds of bilateral meetings in which they talked about their common themes of interest. As a result, Partnerships Agreements…

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Regions”

Ramon ZamoraNovember 24, 20213 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMU5iejS8gc On November 17th, IURC Latin America held the first webinar of a series of 20. The event, about “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”, brought together international…

2nd Round of EU-Malaysia Cities’ Bilateral Exchanges

Pablo GandaraNovember 23, 20212 min read

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…

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

Susana ArellanoNovember 23, 20213 min read

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…

3rd Thematic Webinar – Post COVID-19 Mobility: Bringing Back City Transport

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20212 min read

Date & Time: 11th November 2021, 2 – 3 pm IST | 9:30 – 10:30 am CET | 7:30 – 8:30 pm AEDT Location: Zoom Webinar The first event of…

Preparation for Road Map toward Food Smart City

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20218 min read

Dini Laraswati, the Country Coordinator in Indonesia of the IURC Asia & Australasia programm made a visit to Bandung City from 12 – 14 November 2021 to participate in a…

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Cooperation now begins in Australia

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 6, 20218 min read

Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne will now begin to establish cooperation on urban development with Barcelona, Florence, Hamburg and Madrid within the IURC programme as an online launch was organized for…

4th Thematic Webinar – The Role of Municipalities in Promoting the Renovation Wave

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 2, 20219 min read

For cities to achieve carbon neutrality, renovating old buildings so that they are energy-efficient is crucial. According to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, buildings represent 40%…

IURC Annual Event – Highlights

Anthony ColcloughNovember 30, 202111 min read

“This is a make-or-break decade” for climate change and the just transition, so said Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s DG REGIO as he opened the International Urban…

Webinar: Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion

Ramon ZamoraNovember 25, 20212 min read

(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…

IURC Annual Event 2021: a global network coming together

Arianna AmericoNovember 25, 20212 min read

44 countries from around the globe came together at the IURC Annual Event 2021 – two intense days discussing challenges and solutions in cities and regions With more than 300…

IURC Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 25, 20217 min read

On 23 November, IURC organised a kick-off meeting to launch cooperation between Semarang City and Bandung City in Indonesia and Sofia City in Bulgaria and Rome City in Italy, with…

Bilateral meetings and ‘Partnerships Agreements’ between IURC Latin America cities and regions

Ramon ZamoraNovember 24, 20211 min read

Cities and regions participating in IURC Latin America successfully completed two rounds of bilateral meetings in which they talked about their common themes of interest. As a result, Partnerships Agreements…

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Regions”

Ramon ZamoraNovember 24, 20213 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMU5iejS8gc On November 17th, IURC Latin America held the first webinar of a series of 20. The event, about “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”, brought together international…

2nd Round of EU-Malaysia Cities’ Bilateral Exchanges

Pablo GandaraNovember 23, 20212 min read

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…

3rd Thematic Webinar – Post COVID-19 Mobility: Bringing Back City Transport

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20212 min read

Date & Time: 11th November 2021, 2 – 3 pm IST | 9:30 – 10:30 am CET | 7:30 – 8:30 pm AEDT Location: Zoom Webinar The first event of…

Preparation for Road Map toward Food Smart City

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20218 min read

Dini Laraswati, the Country Coordinator in Indonesia of the IURC Asia & Australasia programm made a visit to Bandung City from 12 – 14 November 2021 to participate in a…

The Second IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Regional Development” launched

Jin JingnanNovember 8, 20213 min read

On 5th November 2021 the IURC China training session, Zoom-in China: Regional Development was hold through video conference. Through this session, more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities and…

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Cooperation now begins in Australia

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 6, 20218 min read

Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne will now begin to establish cooperation on urban development with Barcelona, Florence, Hamburg and Madrid within the IURC programme as an online launch was organized for…

4th Thematic Webinar – The Role of Municipalities in Promoting the Renovation Wave

Siriwat PokrajenDecember 2, 20219 min read

For cities to achieve carbon neutrality, renovating old buildings so that they are energy-efficient is crucial. According to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, buildings represent 40%…

IURC Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 25, 20217 min read

On 23 November, IURC organised a kick-off meeting to launch cooperation between Semarang City and Bandung City in Indonesia and Sofia City in Bulgaria and Rome City in Italy, with…

2nd Round of EU-Malaysia Cities’ Bilateral Exchanges

Pablo GandaraNovember 23, 20212 min read

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…

3rd Thematic Webinar – Post COVID-19 Mobility: Bringing Back City Transport

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20212 min read

Date & Time: 11th November 2021, 2 – 3 pm IST | 9:30 – 10:30 am CET | 7:30 – 8:30 pm AEDT Location: Zoom Webinar The first event of…

Preparation for Road Map toward Food Smart City

Siriwat PokrajenNovember 17, 20218 min read

Dini Laraswati, the Country Coordinator in Indonesia of the IURC Asia & Australasia programm made a visit to Bandung City from 12 – 14 November 2021 to participate in a…

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNovember 2, 20212 min read

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…

IURC programme launched in Vietnam

Pablo GandaraOctober 28, 20214 min read

Vietnam became the fifth country in the IURC Asia & Australasia programme to host a kick-off meeting to launch cooperation between the cities of Da Lat and Ha Tinh in…

IURC team visit Indian cities

Siriwat PokrajenOctober 23, 20213 min read

As travelling in India is becoming trouble free, Panagiotis Karamanos, Urban Development Expert, and Ashish Verma, Urban Development Manager, undertook three productive visits to the cities of Gwalior, Gangtok and…

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

Pablo GandaraOctober 20, 20217 min read

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”,…

IURC project team welcomes Bandung to the IURC

Pablo GandaraOctober 19, 20211 min read

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…

Malaysia: EU Project IURC Runs Panel Discussion on Cities, Climate Action and Circular Economy

Pablo GandaraOctober 17, 20219 min read

The IURC team organised the panel discussion “Moving towards a circular economy in the development of Sustainable Cities” within the virtual conference “Road to Glasgow – Kunming “Combatting Climate Change…

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The Second IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Regional Development” launched

Jin JingnanNovember 8, 20213 min read

On 5th November 2021 the IURC China training session, Zoom-in China: Regional Development was hold through video conference. Through this session, more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities and…

The First IURC China Training Session “ZOOM-IN China: Urbanization” Launched

Jin JingnanNovember 8, 20213 min read

Under the encompassing title ZOOM-IN China, on 4th November 2021 the first online training session, Zoom-in China: urbanisation took place and gathered more than 30 representatives from IURC participating cities…

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNovember 2, 20212 min read

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…

The Opening Remark by Councilor of Energy and Climate Action of EU Delegation to China on EIIES in Chengdu

Jin JingnanOctober 17, 20213 min read

The 3rd Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) took place on 16th October in Chengdu and highlighted the leaders driving the energy transition. Technology corporations, startups, accelerators, and government…

Knowledge Sharing: the EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study

Jin JingnanAugust 27, 20216 min read

The EU-China Regional Innovation Joint Study, supported by previous IUC-Asia programme, is to compare the European and Chinese approaches to regional innovation carrying out a comparative analysis at a general…

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Urban Planning on Innovation District

Jin JingnanJuly 23, 20218 min read

The IURC-China programme held today its 2nd thematic webinar, the Urban Planning on Innovation District. More than 30 participants from Barcelona, Liuzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Xiamen took part. This webinar…

The Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange Held in IHE Yangzhou

Jin JingnanJuly 9, 202112 min read

The IURC-China programme held the Promotion Ceremony of Rome Garden and Culture & Tourism Exchange in the International Horticulture Expo 2021 Yangzhou on 8th July. Representatives from Rome Municipality and…

IURC-China Thematic Webinar: Green and Sustainable Buildings

Jin JingnanJune 30, 202115 min read

The IURC-China programme held its first thematic webinar “Green and Sustainable Buildings” on 30th June. Participants from Barcelona, Bologna, Rome, Liuzhou, Beijing, Xiamen, Yangzhou, Yantai joined the event. Mr. Sebastien…

The Inauguration of Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center Strengthens Two Cities’ Relationship

Jin JingnanMay 22, 20213 min read

On 21st May, the inauguration of the Mannheim (Rhein-Neckar)-Chongqing Center witnessed the partnership further consolidated. The Center connects the European metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar with the Chinese urban region Chongqing. First…

China – Europe Cooperation on Sustainable Innovation and Development Seminar in Chongqing

Jin JingnanMay 22, 20214 min read

On 21st May, Chongqing DRC, Administrative Committee of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, China European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) and IURC-China co-hosted the China – Europe Cooperation on…

IURC-China Team Discussed with Rome for Co-hosting a Thematic Workshop in Yangzhou and Rome

Jin JingnanMay 19, 20211 min read

Follow up with the opening of Yangzhou International Horticulture Expo, IURC-China team discussed with Rome city for co-hosting a thematic workshop held in Rome city and Yangzhou Expo’s Rome Pavilion.…

The International Horticultural Exposition 2021 Opened on April 8 in Yangzhou

Jin JingnanApril 10, 20213 min read

After 5 years of preparations, the Yangzhou International Horticultural Exposition opened on April 8, 2021. IURC-China was honored to participate in this event. The previous phase of IURC-China programme, the…

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Webinar: Smart Strategies for Equality and Social Inclusion

Ramon ZamoraNovember 25, 20212 min read

(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…

Bilateral meetings and ‘Partnerships Agreements’ between IURC Latin America cities and regions

Ramon ZamoraNovember 24, 20211 min read

Cities and regions participating in IURC Latin America successfully completed two rounds of bilateral meetings in which they talked about their common themes of interest. As a result, Partnerships Agreements…

Watch the webinar: “Financing Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Regions”

Ramon ZamoraNovember 24, 20213 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMU5iejS8gc On November 17th, IURC Latin America held the first webinar of a series of 20. The event, about “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”, brought together international…

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNovember 2, 20212 min read

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…

Register now! First IURC Latin America webinar

Ramon ZamoraOctober 28, 20211 min read

You are invited to join the webinar “Financing green infrastructure for sustainable cities and regions”. Join us on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT time. The webinar is…

IURC Latin America es seleccionada para participar en COP26 con Euroclima+

Ramon ZamoraOctober 22, 20213 min read

El martes 2 de Noviembre a las 19:00 (hora de Glasgow) participamos con Euroclima+ en la #COP26: Siga el evento en vivo en el siguiente enlace: https://youtube.com/watch?v=rMrH2APQiEY  Use the following…

IURC Program Launch – North America & Latin America Regions

Ramon ZamoraSeptember 29, 20218 min read

September 28, 2021 / IURC Program Launch – North America & Latin America Regions The launch event of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme brought together more than…

The future of Latin American food markets

Anthony ColcloughJuly 14, 20212 min read

What is the future of food markets? Though many large wholesale food markets have been moved to the peripheries of our cities over the years, those that remain in urban…

Successful collaboration with Latin American cities

Ramon ZamoraApril 27, 20216 min read

Successful collaboration with Latin American cities IURC Latin America offers the opportunity to work in countries with significant populations, with the six largest emerging economies of Latin America, with great…

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

Susana ArellanoNovember 23, 20213 min read

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…

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNovember 2, 20212 min read

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…

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

Susana ArellanoJuly 7, 20214 min read

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…

San Diego & Strasbourg, France

Susana ArellanoJanuary 30, 20214 min read

Sustainable urban mobility, activation of public spaces & social inclusion CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS “The success of this [partnership] is that it opened our minds.” – MIKE HANSEN, CITY OF SAN…

Ottawa & Malmö, Sweden

Susana ArellanoJanuary 30, 20213 min read

Reducing GHG emissions; Retrofitting buildings; Models of inclusiveness in revitalization districts; One Planet living CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Inclusive Economic Development The City of Malmö was interested in learning from Ottawa’s…

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