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Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

Keru FENGJan 31, 20242 min read

The cooperation meeting on the partnership in the Gaming Industry and Jobs & Skills between Sisak Moslavina County (SMC) and Zhongxian (Chongqing) was held on 10th Jan. 2024. This is…

Discover IURC case studies and insights

Arianna AmericoJan 22, 20241 min read

IURC’s final publication is packed with exciting case studies from our city pairings across the globe. You can also learn about our contributions to the SDGs, New Urban Agenda, and…

Circular Economy Primer: Promoting and Facilitating Change in Your City

IURC North AmericaJan 17, 20243 min read

In the past three years, collaborations, investments, and knowledge sharing has multiplied on themes related to the circular economy (CE). Networks, knowledge-sharing hubs, and training tools are bringing to light…

Shaping the Future of Sustainable and Resilient Cities Through International Cooperation

IURC North AmericaJan 17, 20243 min read

Climate change and environmental deterioration have become central to cities’ urban development plans. As a result, the European Union’s IURC program facilitates the exchange of challenges and solutions internationally to accelerate the reduction…

Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

Pablo GandaraDec 27, 20232 min read

The IURC pilot cities of Maia (Portugal) and Seberang Perai (Penang, Malaysia) have produced and launched a series of eight “do-it-yourself” videos for stimulating community engagement in upcycling initiatives. The…

Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

Pablo GandaraDec 18, 20232 min read

Over the past decade, participatory (tactical) urbanism (also urban prototyping) has been implemented in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks innovative playgrounds are just…

Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

Siriwat PokrajenDec 12, 20237 min read

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Bangkok Food Policy 2023-2027, aimed at enhancing the sustainability and inclusivity of the city’s food…

International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LA) Programme Concludes Webinar Series with Insights on Sustainable Urban Development

Ramon ZamoraDec 11, 20233 min read

The IURC-LA Programme is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its webinar series with the event, “IURC Latin America: Final Lessons from the City-to-City Cooperation,” held on Thursday, December…

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules

Kanyarat AksornDec 8, 20236 min read

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules Monday 11 December – 22 December 2023 08:00 am Brussels time (CET) Venue: Online (Zoom link will be sent after registration) The IURC Asia and…

Cities Learning from Cities: Results from IURC NA 2

IURC North AmericaDec 8, 20234 min read

During the last online session of IURC North America in 2023, cities participating in the second phase of IURC North America talked about how the knowledge exchanged with peers through…

IURC Global Dispatch No. 6

Anthony ColcloughDec 7, 20231 min read

The sixth IURC newsletter is out, you can read it here. Remember to subscribe to receive future newsletter via this link.

Alentejo Region and Dalian Met for Cooperation in Blue Economy and Green Port Initiatives

Keru FENGNov 29, 20232 min read

On November 22, representatives from the Alentejo Region and Dalian met to discuss the potential cooperation on the Blue Economy, focusing on the Green Port and low-carbon logistics for Blue…

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Discover IURC case studies and insights

Arianna AmericoJan 22, 20241 min read

IURC’s final publication is packed with exciting case studies from our city pairings across the globe. You can also learn about our contributions to the SDGs, New Urban Agenda, and…

Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

Pablo GandaraDec 27, 20232 min read

The IURC pilot cities of Maia (Portugal) and Seberang Perai (Penang, Malaysia) have produced and launched a series of eight “do-it-yourself” videos for stimulating community engagement in upcycling initiatives. The…

Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

Pablo GandaraDec 18, 20232 min read

Over the past decade, participatory (tactical) urbanism (also urban prototyping) has been implemented in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks innovative playgrounds are just…

Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

Siriwat PokrajenDec 12, 20237 min read

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Bangkok Food Policy 2023-2027, aimed at enhancing the sustainability and inclusivity of the city’s food…

International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LA) Programme Concludes Webinar Series with Insights on Sustainable Urban Development

Ramon ZamoraDec 11, 20233 min read

The IURC-LA Programme is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its webinar series with the event, “IURC Latin America: Final Lessons from the City-to-City Cooperation,” held on Thursday, December…

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules

Kanyarat AksornDec 8, 20236 min read

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules Monday 11 December – 22 December 2023 08:00 am Brussels time (CET) Venue: Online (Zoom link will be sent after registration) The IURC Asia and…

IURC Global Dispatch No. 6

Anthony ColcloughDec 7, 20231 min read

The sixth IURC newsletter is out, you can read it here. Remember to subscribe to receive future newsletter via this link.

IURC Global Dispatch No. 5

Anthony ColcloughNov 29, 20231 min read

The fifth IURC newsletter is out, you can read it here! Remember to subscribe to receive future newsletter via this link.

Watch IURC LA Webinar #19 “IURC Latin America: Final lessons from the Region-to-Region cooperation”

Ramon ZamoraNov 29, 20232 min read

IURC Latin America Webinar Highlights Successful Region-to-Region Collaborations The recent IURC Latin America webinar, held on Thursday, November 23rd, provided valuable insights into successful collaborations between regions, focusing on lessons…

Synergies and Partnership for Sustainable Development: EU-China Urban and Regional Cooperation

Keru FENGNov 27, 20234 min read

IURC- China facilitated both EU and Chinese cities and regions for their commitment to sustainable goals like Agenda 2030 (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. It enhanced cities and regions´…

City resilience at the forefront of EU-India city partnerships

Pablo GandaraNov 27, 20234 min read

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Programme was formally launched in India in February 2022 and worked with 14 Indian cities and 9 European cities, through 9 city pairings…

IURC-LA Programme Celebrates Three Years of Transformative Collaboration in Urban and Regional Development

Ramon ZamoraNov 24, 20234 min read

The IURC Latin America programme proudly announces the conclusion of its three-year journey, leaving an indelible mark on urban development and regional innovation. Established in 2021, the programme’s success is…

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Maia and Penang Launch Do-It-Yourself Video Series

Pablo GandaraDec 27, 20232 min read

The IURC pilot cities of Maia (Portugal) and Seberang Perai (Penang, Malaysia) have produced and launched a series of eight “do-it-yourself” videos for stimulating community engagement in upcycling initiatives. The…

Tactical Urbanism – Fresh-up and Interactive Module

Pablo GandaraDec 18, 20232 min read

Over the past decade, participatory (tactical) urbanism (also urban prototyping) has been implemented in many cities around the globe. Pedestrian plazas, pop-up bike lanes, pop-up parks innovative playgrounds are just…

Bangkok launches first food policy in cooperation with Milan and the European Union

Siriwat PokrajenDec 12, 20237 min read

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Bangkok Food Policy 2023-2027, aimed at enhancing the sustainability and inclusivity of the city’s food…

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules

Kanyarat AksornDec 8, 20236 min read

Thematic Webinar Series – Closing Modules Monday 11 December – 22 December 2023 08:00 am Brussels time (CET) Venue: Online (Zoom link will be sent after registration) The IURC Asia and…

City resilience at the forefront of EU-India city partnerships

Pablo GandaraNov 27, 20234 min read

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Programme was formally launched in India in February 2022 and worked with 14 Indian cities and 9 European cities, through 9 city pairings…

Kochi-Messina collaboration leads to pilot flood management warning system in the city of Kochi

Siriwat PokrajenNov 23, 20234 min read

As part of the IURC Programme, five water level sensors were installed in Kochi, India from November 13-16, 2023, in cooperation with Kochi Municipal Corporation, Centre for Heritage, Environment and…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: A culmination of project activities and results

Ivana Rae AlmoraNov 23, 20234 min read

The EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation, launched in November 2021, focused on fostering collaboration between EU regions and Japanese prefectures. It emphasized knowledge sharing and mutual learning in policy areas of…

Peer to Peer Collaboration Leads to a Circular Economy Pilot in Chennai

Siriwat PokrajenNov 21, 20233 min read

As part of the IURC Programme, Chennai (Chengalpattu district) in India, the City of Trier in Germany, the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai and the Trier University…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: A Recap of the Fourth Exchange Meeting of EU Regions and Japanese Prefectures

Ivana Rae AlmoraNov 20, 20236 min read

The fourth and the final Exchange Meeting between European Regions and Japanese Prefectures took place in the premise of the Delegation of the EU to Japan on 30 October back-to-back…

Exchange of Global Learnings on Digital Tools for Flood Management

Siriwat PokrajenNov 13, 20237 min read

30 October 2023 As part of the IURC thematic network ‘Ecological Transition & Green Deal’, IURC AA (India) delivered the thematic cluster event Digital Tools for Flood Management on 30th…

Melbourne City Experts meet counterparts in Barcelona and Madrid

Pablo GandaraOct 28, 20232 min read

A delegation from the City of Melbourne absolved a study visit in Spain from 23 – 27 October 2023. The delegation consisted of Jordi McInerney (Innovation Precincts), Lauren Beattie (Transportation…

EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: The Fourth Exchange Meeting of EU Regions and Japanese Prefectures

Ivana Rae AlmoraOct 23, 20231 min read

As the EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation programme will conclude in November 2023, the final exchange meeting between the EU regions and the Japanese prefectures participating in the programme will take…

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Sisak Moslavina County and Zhongxian (Chongqing) Partnership in the Gaming Industry

Keru FENGJan 31, 20242 min read

The cooperation meeting on the partnership in the Gaming Industry and Jobs & Skills between Sisak Moslavina County (SMC) and Zhongxian (Chongqing) was held on 10th Jan. 2024. This is…

Alentejo Region and Dalian Met for Cooperation in Blue Economy and Green Port Initiatives

Keru FENGNov 29, 20232 min read

On November 22, representatives from the Alentejo Region and Dalian met to discuss the potential cooperation on the Blue Economy, focusing on the Green Port and low-carbon logistics for Blue…

Synergies and Partnership for Sustainable Development: EU-China Urban and Regional Cooperation

Keru FENGNov 27, 20234 min read

IURC- China facilitated both EU and Chinese cities and regions for their commitment to sustainable goals like Agenda 2030 (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. It enhanced cities and regions´…

Stuttgart Region’s Study Visit to Taicang: Enhancing Partnership in Low-Carbon Urban Development and Transit-Oriented Development

Keru FENGNov 14, 20233 min read

On November 2, 2023, Taicang City (Suzhou, China) and the Stuttgart Region in Germany signed the MoU for cooperation. This marked a significant step in the partnership between the two…

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International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LA) Programme Concludes Webinar Series with Insights on Sustainable Urban Development

Ramon ZamoraDec 11, 20233 min read

The IURC-LA Programme is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its webinar series with the event, “IURC Latin America: Final Lessons from the City-to-City Cooperation,” held on Thursday, December…

Watch IURC LA Webinar #19 “IURC Latin America: Final lessons from the Region-to-Region cooperation”

Ramon ZamoraNov 29, 20232 min read

IURC Latin America Webinar Highlights Successful Region-to-Region Collaborations The recent IURC Latin America webinar, held on Thursday, November 23rd, provided valuable insights into successful collaborations between regions, focusing on lessons…

Last IURC-LA webinar “IURC Latin America: Final lessons from the City-to-City cooperation”

Ramon ZamoraNov 24, 20232 min read

Join us for the last IURC webinar “IURC Latin America: Final lessons from the City-to-City cooperation”! The event is organized by the International Urban and Regional Cooperation Latin America (IURC-LA)…

Webinar #19 IURC “Latin America: Final lessons from the Region-to-Region cooperation”

Ramon ZamoraNov 9, 20231 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar “IURC Latin America: Final lessons from the Region-to-Region cooperation”. The event is organized by the International Urban and…

IURC Latin America participates in the final IURC Annual Event in Brussels

Ramon ZamoraOct 31, 20234 min read

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme – IURC Latin America proudly took part in the grand culmination of the IURC Annual Event held in Brussels on October 24th,…

IURC Regional Event in Bilbao Fuels International Exchange on Urban Regeneration

Ramon ZamoraOct 26, 20235 min read

IURC Latin America is thrilled to report the completion of its regional event in Bilbao, Spain, which focused on urban regeneration and post-industrial development. The event took place from…

Watch IURC’s LA Webinar #18 “Urban Co-Creation and Social Justice (Medellín – Lecco): Coinvite – Storytelling for Urban Learning.”

Ramon ZamoraOct 17, 20233 min read

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Latin America programme recently concluded an insightful webinar titled “Urban Co-Creation and Social Justice (Medellín – Lecco): Coinvite – Storytelling for Urban Learning.”…

Gender equality perspective in urban planning: Umeå (Sweden) and Punta Arenas (Chile)’s case study

Ramon ZamoraOct 2, 20232 min read

In the framework of IURC Latin America, Umeå (Sweden) and Punta Arenas (Chile) are collaborating on Urban Renewal and Social Cohesion, involving efficient participatory processes with a special focus on…

Watch IURC’s LA Webinar #17 “Bilbao’s Post-industrial Transformation: A Blueprint for Urban Rebirth”

Ramon ZamoraSep 29, 20232 min read

  The IURC Latin America programme held its webinar n.17 “Bilbao’s Post-industrial Transformation: A Blueprint for Urban Rebirth”, on September 26th, 2023. The primary objective of this session was…

Watch IURC-LA participation highlights in CIHALC 2023

Ramon ZamoraSep 27, 20231 min read

From August 28th to 30th, IURC Latin America participated in the second edition of the International Summit of Habitat for Latin America and the Caribbean (CIHALC 2023). You can watch…

Webinar #18 “Cultivating Urban Resilience through Co-creation and Storytelling: Case Studies from Medellín, Colombia – Lecco, Italy”

Ramon ZamoraSep 27, 20232 min read

We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the webinar ” Cultivating Urban Resilience through Co-creation and Storytelling: Case Studies from Medellín, Colombia – Lecco, Italy”. The event…

The regions of North West (Romania) and Mendoza (Argentina) signed an important Memorandum of Understanding to continue their cooperation

Ramon ZamoraSep 20, 20232 min read

Within the framework of IURC Latin America, the regions of North-West (Romania) and Mendoza (Argentina) had been cooperating on the improvement of regional innovation strategies, which have concluded in the…

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Circular Economy Primer: Promoting and Facilitating Change in Your City

IURC North AmericaJan 17, 20243 min read

In the past three years, collaborations, investments, and knowledge sharing has multiplied on themes related to the circular economy (CE). Networks, knowledge-sharing hubs, and training tools are bringing to light…

Shaping the Future of Sustainable and Resilient Cities Through International Cooperation

IURC North AmericaJan 17, 20243 min read

Climate change and environmental deterioration have become central to cities’ urban development plans. As a result, the European Union’s IURC program facilitates the exchange of challenges and solutions internationally to accelerate the reduction…

Cities Learning from Cities: Results from IURC NA 2

IURC North AmericaDec 8, 20234 min read

During the last online session of IURC North America in 2023, cities participating in the second phase of IURC North America talked about how the knowledge exchanged with peers through…

Cities Learning from Cities: The Success of IURC North America’s Second Phase

IURC North AmericaNov 28, 20234 min read

In 2021, the second phase of the IURC North America (IURC NA) program was launched, marking a significant milestone in the collaborative effort towards sustainable urban development. The IURC NA…

Cities from IURC NA and LA Present in Brussels Results from their Cooperation

IURC North AmericaNov 3, 20232 min read

On October 23rd, a cohort of 28 cities and regions gathered in Brussels, Belgium, to present the activities undertaken during their participation in IURC, lessons learned, and plans for the…

Transforming Urban Public Space: Addressing Climate Change, Accessibility, and Social Inclusion

IURC North AmericaOct 23, 20234 min read

Among the more problematic effects climate change imposes on urban planners are the challenges of creating and re-purposing public spaces that mitigate urban heat islands and alleviate threats from intense rain…

IURC NA- Mannheim Green Urban Transformation

IURC North AmericaSep 22, 20232 min read

18 – 20 September 2023 On the 18th-20th of September, a cohort of 14 IURC cities gathered in Mannheim, Germany, to create professional connections and networks while facilitating knowledge for a green,…

IURC NA- Baltimore Urban Regeneration & Economic Development for Social Inclusion Event

IURC North AmericaMay 15, 20233 min read

10 – 12 May 2023 On 10th-12th May, a cohort of 21 IURC cities gathered in Baltimore, USA, to create professional connections and networks while facilitating knowledge sharing on Urban Regeneration and…

Master Class Series Nature-Based Solutions

IURC North AmericaApr 12, 20237 min read

Our webinar series, Nature Based Solutions, brings together a cohort of IURC cities and metropolitan areas in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best practices related…

Master Class Series Renovation Wave

IURC North AmericaMar 8, 20237 min read

Our webinar series, Renovation Wave, brings together a cohort of IURC cities and metropolitan areas in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best practices related to…

Master Class Series Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport

IURC North AmericaFeb 10, 202310 min read

Our webinar series, Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport, brings together a cohort of IURC cities and metropolitan areas in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best…

Master Class Series Cities Supporting Cities: Towards Circular Economy Concepts, Frameworks, and Actions

IURC North AmericaJan 24, 202311 min read

Our webinar series, Cities Supporting Cities: Towards Circular Economy Concepts, Frameworks, and Actions led by IURC NA in partnership with Fort Collins, USA, intends to guide participants on how to…

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