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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…

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…

“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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Iskandar: An Asian Leader in Climate Action

Siriwat PokrajenJune 9, 20213 min read

Developing a blueprint for a more sustainable region Iskandar Malaysia, a region in the State of Johor made up of five local authorities, is a leader in sustainable urban development,…

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 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…

European city or region? Apply Now To Go International

Anthony ColcloughMay 20, 20212 min read

Did you miss our Landing IURC event? Watch the recording here or consult the presentation here. The doors are open for you to apply for the International Urban and Regional Cooperation…

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.…

Why EU cities and regions must be international

Anthony ColcloughApril 30, 202113 min read

“We are major advocates of the need for a territorial justice and for territorial development and we have been now 30 years in this business.” This passion for justice, according…

A digital international city

Anthony ColcloughApril 13, 20211 min read

Looking for a neat interactive experience strolling through a digital international city? Our virtual brochure is populated by characters and quotes that will help guide you to understand the virtues…

IUC to IURC

Anthony ColcloughApril 13, 20213 min read

Interview with Sandra Marín (Team Leader & KE IURC Central Coordination Service) What is IURC? What is the vision for what it will achieve? I personally like to define this…

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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Iskandar: An Asian Leader in Climate Action

Siriwat PokrajenJune 9, 20213 min read

Developing a blueprint for a more sustainable region Iskandar Malaysia, a region in the State of Johor made up of five local authorities, is a leader in sustainable urban development,…

IURC Asia & Australasia Information Event

Siriwat PokrajenMay 27, 20213 min read

On Wednesday 26th May 2021, the IURC Asia & Australasia project team collaborated with IURC colleagues in China and Brussels to organise a webinar to provide information for European cities…

Gwalior, India & Leuven, Belgium

Siriwat PokrajenMay 24, 20213 min read

Strengthening governance for the restoration of privately-owned heritage buildings in Gwalior RESULTS OF IUC-INDIA CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION Located in the heart of Belgium next to Brussels, the city of Leuven has…

Penampang, Malaysia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 19, 20212 min read

Working to cut more than their fair share of emissions In Cities on the Route to 2030, a report on cities and climate action published last week by CDP, Penampang…

Official Launch of IURC in India

Siriwat PokrajenMay 18, 20212 min read

The new International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme was launched on 4 May in India during the 2nd India–EU Urban Forum in the presence of Mr Kunal Kumar, Joint…

Vietnam

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20212 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: India Country Description With a population of 95 million people, living in 64 provinces and 5 cities with a total area of 329,314 km2,…

Thailand

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20213 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Thailand Country Description Thailand is not only undergoing rapid urbanisation but is also implementing various policies to tap urbanism for economic growth and promote…

Malaysia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20212 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Malaysia Country Description Malaysia has 32.73 million inhabitants (Department of Statistics, Q4, 2020) and surface of about 330,000 km² (a bit smaller than Germany).…

Indonesia

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20213 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Indonesia Country Description Urbanisation in Indonesia increased tremendously following the country’s rapid development in the 1970s. Since then, Indonesia has been facing a high…

Republic of Korea

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20213 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Republic of Korea Country Description Over the past years under a green growth strategy, different authorities have launched a number of initiatives on urbanisation,…

New Zealand

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20212 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: New Zealand Country Description The New Zealand population has become increasingly urban, like the rest of the world. The size of New Zealand cities…

Japan

Siriwat PokrajenMay 3, 20215 min read

IURC Asia & Australasia Partner Country: Japan Country Description With an urbanisation rate of 92%, Japan has as a wealth of experience with establishing urban structures able to adapt to…

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