News from our networks – 9 April 2021
Edited on17 November 2021
Welcome to our regular round-up of networks’ stories from the past week – from big city mobility to new community festivals.
The URBACT III Programme is currently supporting 47 transnational networks of cities: 23 Transfer Networks (2018-2021), 23 Action Planning Networks (2019-2022), and a newly launched pilot network on localising the Sustainable Development Goals. Don’t miss content of interest to you! Check out our quick summary of their latest news and outputs below.
Explore a wide range of RiConnect network good practice from across the EU:
- ‘Reorganising how we move’ includes case studies from Gdansk (PL) and Berlin (DE);
- ‘Planning the metropolis’ features Barcelona’s (ES) Europa Square and Paris’ (FR) Rose de Cherbourg;
- ‘Integrating mobility infrastructure’ shows road and waterfront renewal in Barcelona (ES) and Thessaloniki (EL); and
- ‘Adding ecosystem functions’ takes a spin down cycle routes in Amsterdam (NL) and South Korea.
Discover a good read on local food and circular economy initiatives from the Resourceful Cities network and Antonio Zafra, Food Corridors network ad hoc expert. The article features suggestions for cities that want to move forward with their transition towards a more circular and sustainable food system.
How are Playful cities using games to make cities more inclusive and reduce inequalities? Discover the examples of Larissa (EL) and Cork (IE) in the Playful Paradigm network to uncover the role of play for solidarity.
Watch this short video to find out Kavala’s (EL) three main challenges related to construction and demolition waste, as well as their ambitions for circularity in the building sector! This is the fourth in a series of city videos of the URGE network – find the others on the network news page.
Explore the latest diverse collection of articles from the Tropa Verde network, including exhibitions promoting recycling, Earth Day plans for 22 April, the EU Parliament’s ‘right to repair’ rule, and more…
Good practice transfer stories
URBACT’s 23 Transfer Networks – each led by a city with the URBACT Good Practice label – share stories from their partner cities. All about cities and local groups learning from each other, making positive changes as a result.
|Change in the local administration: a little magic goes a long way in Cluj-Napoca (RO)|
Network partners were inspired by the Budapest 100 community festival, "Every house is interesting”, setting up their own local initiatives:
We hope you, your colleagues and friends enjoy this URBACT network news round-up. Have a great weekend!
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