Discover IURC North America

IURC North America matches European cities with Canadian and US cities as partners, tackling similar sustainable urban development and innovation challenges. The project facilitates knowledge-exchange through a combination of online tools and face-to-face support such as study visits, participation in thematic and networking events or capacity building. IURC cities enjoy a full range of benefits including:

“IURC will support city-to-city and networking activities of key sustainable development topics in line with the New Urban Agenda and the European Green Deal. Looking forward to continue our successful cooperation!”

– ANA GUALLARTE, FPI PROGRAMME MANAGER-EU DELEGATION CANADA


Global Networking

Join a global network to gain inspiration for innovative sustainable urban development solutions.


International Positioning

Showcase your city’s best practices and achievements at an international level.


Innovative Financing

Unlock international markets & cooperation opportunities for a range of stakeholders.

Based in the USA or Canada? Apply now to join the IURC Programme!

The International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme is an opportunity for your city and stakeholders to pair up with cities in Europe to exchange on sustainability and innovation, and to create lasting ties.

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IURC North America Reads


Baltimore & Turin, Italy

Susana ArellanoJanuary 30, 20214 min read

Neighborhood regeneration, social innovation & equitable economic development CITY-TO-CITY COOPERATION RESULTS Social Innovation As a result of the IUC exchange, Baltimore adopted a focus on social innovation based on 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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