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 North America Reads

Kick-off IURC-NA Thematic Cluster on Education, Jobs and Skills: Urban Regeneration & Innovation

Susana ArellanoNovember 23, 20213 min read

The IURC-NA team organised a kick-off webinar on the 10th of November 2021 for the regional thematic cluster on Education Jobs and Skills, with a specific focus on the…

IURC Annual Event: registrations are open!

Anthony ColcloughNovember 2, 20212 min read

Join us for the first International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) Annual Event, where over the course of two days you will have the chance to deep dive into the…

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…

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.

IURC NA will be launching the following 3 Thematic Clusters and one open forum:

Mobility & Transport:

  • Technology and policies aiming at emissions reduction and energy efficiency related to transport (Hydrogen transport/Electric vehicles/etc.).
  • Micro mobility and low emission delivery zones.

Education, Jobs & Skills

  • Urban regeneration, entrepreneurship, and innovation centers 
  • Green economy and social inclusion
  • Tourism & Culture in sustainable urban development.

Renovation Wave – Energy Efficiency in Buildings

  • Retrofitting.
  • Green energy for buildings.
  • Equity considerations in climate change planning.

Open forum: Circular Economy & Waste Management

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