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News from our cities and networks

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26 November 2021
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Latest updates from our cities and networks, from 'fierce love' and new tech business to lively highstreets and city park picnics

Volunteering Cities, volunteerism, good practice, logoLooking for just societies through volunteering

Find out what's new in the 'second wave' Volunteering Cities+ network, not least its four new partner cities. See how the volunteerism they promote will help achieve the 2030 Agenda principles of ensuring "no one is left behind" and working to "reach the furthest behind first".



Local groups: worth the struggle

Half way through their URBACT journey, the small and medium-sized cities in the ActiveCitizens network share experiences of running their URBACT Local Group. Discover their full honest insights, warts and all! (and hang on in there for the happy ending!)



City focus: revitalising Arad

Discover how this Romanian town is engaging residents in creating lively spaces for people – thanks to its work with the Space4People network. All about developing new mobility solutions for attractive public space.



What's love got to do with it?

EU city partners in the ‘second wave’ TechRevolution 2.0 network got a taste of the 'fierce love' that helped Barnsley (UK) become an internationally respected, local job-boosting tech hub. See what they discovered.



Fresh take on regeneration

A tour of the USE-IT network from the perspective of its Lead Expert. Birmingham’s (UK) USE-IT project took an innovative, collaborative approach to regeneration – to benefit more local people. Three more cities are learning to adopt similar schemes.



Meet the new RU:RBAN

Rome (IT) is sharing its successful urban gardens management model with four more EU cities, having transferred good practice to six cities in a first RU:RBAN network. The network’s Expert presents the new partners – all using urban gardens to improve life for residents.



Latest from Health&Greenspace cities



Read our publication for stories from cities understanding, adapting and re-using URBACT Good Practices: Good Practice Transfer – Why not in my City?




We hope you enjoy this URBACT city news round-up. If you have any news to share from URBACT cities, or ideas for more stories on sustainable urban development, get in touch!


URBACT promotes sustainable, integrated urban development, supporting exchange and learning between EU towns and cities. Since its launch URBACT III has enabled the creation of 83 networks involving 454 cities from 28 countries. Almost half of these cities have populations of under 100 000. Ongoing projects include Action Planning Networks, Transfer Networks, and National Practice Transfer Initiatives. Meanwhile five networks are transferring urban solutions from UIA projects, and another is localising the Sustainable Development Goals.