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IURC among the EU voluntary commitments to the New Urban Agenda

In the framework of the High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the EU and its Member States pledged six commitments taking sustainable urban development forward and accelerating the delivery of the UN New Urban Agenda: The renewed Urban Agenda for the EU Supporting the implementation of the Degree of Urbanisation The International Urban and Regional Cooperation...

NOW OPEN! ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity Sino-European call

For this new ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) call, JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will address the urban mobility, accessibility, and connectivity challenge in the Sino-European cooperation, with a focus on knowledge and impact. In answer to the global urbanisation challenge, JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of...

People-Centred Smart Cities: cities invited to join challenge on e-government and public participation

UN-Habitat invites cities and local governments to join and evaluate pitch sessions from public and private solution providers that build digital platforms for public engagement. Cities will have the opportunity to work with UN-Habitat and partners to identify best practices, learn more about digital platform tools, network with solution providers and other cities, and understand how to evaluate and assess digital technologies that...

Open Call for city governments and experts to pilot city-wide implementations of digital rights

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, UN-Habitat, UCLG and Eurocities, in partnership with the Open Society Foundation, are launching an open call to find city governments and experts in Europe to pilot the Digital Rights Governance Framework. The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, launched by the Cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York in November 2018 and now with a...

IURC-China Pilot Cities Won Awards in Yangzhou International Horticultural Expo!

Rome, Nuovo Circondario Imolese of Bologna, and Barcelona, who participated in the Yangzhou IHE last year, have won respectively the Golden, Silver and Bronze awards for Outdoor International Gardens. Whereas Stuttgart received Certificate of Honour for its participation in the International Pavilion. [caption id="attachment_13564" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rome, NCI of Bologna and Barcelona's Award Certificates[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13574" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Stuttgart's Award...

IURC experts in India underscore importance of multi-stakeholder engagement

Our urban development experts in India, Prachi Merchant, Ansu Susan Alexander, Ashish Verma and Panagiotis Karamanos published an article in the Shashwat journal discussing the significance of the IURC programme’s emphasis on the quadruple helix approach, or the engagement of government, academic, the private sector and civil society, in sustainable urban development. Meaning “eternal” or “sustainable” in Sankrit, Shashwat is the annual magazine of the GRIHA...

IURC Annual Event – Highlights

"This is a make-or-break decade" for climate change and the just transition, so said Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s DG REGIO as he opened the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme’s Annual Event on 23 & 24 November 2021. With this quote from Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen, Popens drew the audience’s attention at once...