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Enthusiastic participation from EU and Malaysian cities during kick-off meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20213 min read

Some 20 city coordinators from Penang and Malacca in Malaysia, Maia and Vila Nova de Famalicão in Portugal, and NCI / Bologna in Italy participated in the EU-Malaysia Cities Kick-off…

EU-New Zealand IURC Kick-off Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20212 min read

First Kick-off Meeting for IURC in Asia and Australasia The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme kicked off its first partnerships between European and New Zealand cities in an…

Mumbai Climate Action Plan – Stakeholder Consultation on Sustainable Mobility

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 9, 20211 min read

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) as a part of the C40 Cities Network in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, WRI, Climate Voices and Waatavaran is developing the…

A festival of ideas

Anthony ColcloughAugust 31, 20212 min read

What if sharing research and ideas to solve the world’s problems could look more like a music festival than a stuffy old scientific conference? Officials from Umeå who travelled to…

The Journey of “New Green Possibilities” Is Only Beginning

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 31, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfJ9bGuAyvs The goal of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum was to look at the promotion of green public space from different angles. This is why it was divided into…

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 cooperation in Bangkok for a greener city

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 25, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2oJXhZnwc As cities are responsible for a high level of energy consumption and around 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable urban development is a key component in the European Union’s…

Videos on climate change by Finnish and Japanese youth to be presented at COP26

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 23, 20213 min read

When the cities of Nagano and Obuse in Japan and Turku in Finland were paired up for cooperation within the IUC programme in 2019, they were interested in tackling the…

How the private sector can contribute to more green public space

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 2, 20217 min read

The Business Talk of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum, organised on 30 July, marked a rare occasion where Thai corporations, particularly those in property development, came together to discuss…

Designing for better, greener living

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 30, 20216 min read

The third session of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum reiterates the importance of design and engineering to the improvement of quality of life. The Design Talk brought together speakers…

Platform Talk: Platforms as a mediator for urban development

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 27, 20214 min read

On 23 July 2021, the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum hosted its second session, the Platform Talk, bringing speakers from Rome, Milan, Penang and Bangkok to share their experiences as…

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…

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EU-New Zealand IURC Kick-off Meeting

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 16, 20212 min read

First Kick-off Meeting for IURC in Asia and Australasia The International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme kicked off its first partnerships between European and New Zealand cities in an…

Mumbai Climate Action Plan – Stakeholder Consultation on Sustainable Mobility

Siriwat PokrajenSeptember 9, 20211 min read

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) as a part of the C40 Cities Network in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, WRI, Climate Voices and Waatavaran is developing the…

A festival of ideas

Anthony ColcloughAugust 31, 20212 min read

What if sharing research and ideas to solve the world’s problems could look more like a music festival than a stuffy old scientific conference? Officials from Umeå who travelled to…

The Journey of “New Green Possibilities” Is Only Beginning

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 31, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfJ9bGuAyvs The goal of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum was to look at the promotion of green public space from different angles. This is why it was divided into…

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 cooperation in Bangkok for a greener city

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 25, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2oJXhZnwc As cities are responsible for a high level of energy consumption and around 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable urban development is a key component in the European Union’s…

Videos on climate change by Finnish and Japanese youth to be presented at COP26

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 23, 20213 min read

When the cities of Nagano and Obuse in Japan and Turku in Finland were paired up for cooperation within the IUC programme in 2019, they were interested in tackling the…

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 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…

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…

IURC develops city-to-city cooperation opening the door to a 50 million USD public-private partnership between Los Cabos, Mexico and Spanish private investment

Anthony ColcloughJune 8, 20213 min read

As a result of the cooperation between the cities of Los Cabos, Mexico, and Almería, Spain, within the framework of the IURC 1st phase (IUC ), the contract for the…

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The Journey of “New Green Possibilities” Is Only Beginning

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 31, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfJ9bGuAyvs The goal of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum was to look at the promotion of green public space from different angles. This is why it was divided into…

IURC cooperation in Bangkok for a greener city

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 25, 20211 min read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2oJXhZnwc As cities are responsible for a high level of energy consumption and around 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable urban development is a key component in the European Union’s…

Videos on climate change by Finnish and Japanese youth to be presented at COP26

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 23, 20213 min read

When the cities of Nagano and Obuse in Japan and Turku in Finland were paired up for cooperation within the IUC programme in 2019, they were interested in tackling the…

How the private sector can contribute to more green public space

Siriwat PokrajenAugust 2, 20217 min read

The Business Talk of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum, organised on 30 July, marked a rare occasion where Thai corporations, particularly those in property development, came together to discuss…

Designing for better, greener living

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 30, 20216 min read

The third session of the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum reiterates the importance of design and engineering to the improvement of quality of life. The Design Talk brought together speakers…

Platform Talk: Platforms as a mediator for urban development

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 27, 20214 min read

On 23 July 2021, the “New Green Possibilities” International Forum hosted its second session, the Platform Talk, bringing speakers from Rome, Milan, Penang and Bangkok to share their experiences as…

IURC Asia & Australasia kicks off thematic webinar series with “New Green Possibilities” international forum to promote development of green urban space

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 20, 20215 min read

The “New Green Possibilities” international forum kicked off on 19 July with the Policy Talk, inviting city officials from Hamburg, Rome, Seoul and Bangkok to share their “green city” experience.…

Press Release: EU launches new urban cooperation programme in Thailand with “New Green Possibilities” forum, co-organised by we!park

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 15, 20216 min read

In the context of the Bangkok Design Week 2021, the European Union has formed a partnership with we!park to organise the “New Green Possibilities” international online forum as an introduction…

“New Green Possibilities” International Online Forum

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 8, 20215 min read

In the context of the Bangkok Design Week 2021 hosted by the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme of the European Union and we!park,…

Makassar: Addressing Energy and Climate Change Issues

Siriwat PokrajenJuly 1, 20214 min read

Capacity building for development of Climate Action Plan Makassar, the capital of Sulawesi Province in Indonesia, began its cooperation on energy and climate change within the Global Covenant of Mayors…

EU-Thailand Heritage Highlighted

Pablo GandaraJune 18, 20211 min read

The history and shared cultural heritage of the EU-Thailand relations are reflected in the video “EU Urban Heritage”, which is now available on the Facebook page of the Delegation of…

Toyota, Japan & Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, France

Siriwat PokrajenJune 14, 20213 min read

Smart city solutions for people, industry and the environment For their city-to-city cooperation in the IUC programme, Toyota and Grenoble-Alpes Metropole were interested in developing smart city solutions for a…

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