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!”


IURC NA Pairings and Trios

IURC NA Recap 2021-2023


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IURC North America Reads

IURC North America 2021-2023 Final Publication

IURC North AmericaMar 4, 20245 min read

The second phase of the IURC North America program witnessed…

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…

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…

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…

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Join the IURC NA Thematic Clusters

The IURC NA Thematic Clusters bring together small peer groups from cities facing similar sustainable urban development challenges in a collegial environment where they can share and learn great ideas, best practices, successful pilots, new policy frameworks, and innovative solutions from one another. If your city is interested in learning and transferring knowledge please register.

Mobility & Transport:

Technology and policies aiming at emissions reduction and energy efficiency related to transport. Micro mobility and low emission zones.

Education, Jobs & Skills

Urban regeneration, entrepreneurship, and innovation centers. Green economy and social inclusion.

Renovation Wave – Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Retrofitting, green energy for buildings, and equity considerations in climate change planning.

Circular Economy and Waste Management

Circular Economy frameworks & policies and cities supporting circular business practices.