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City Lab #4 Balanced territorial development

29 - 30 January 2020
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Together with EUROCITIES, URBACT is hosting a series of City Labs, which focus on the principles of the Leipzig Charter. The Lab outputs will feed into the 2020 German EU Presidency’s refresh of this key EU urban policy document. City Lab #4 Balanced territorial development will take place in Porto (PT), 29-30 January 2020.

From the neighbourhood level to the metropolitan area, a ‘city’ does not exist in a void. The preponderance of small and medium sized cities in Europe brings with it a clear set of questions around urban development. What role can cities, national and EU level play best in overcoming these challenges? What is the right scale for developing city solutions?

This City Lab will explore the practical ways cities understand and implement the concept of ‘balanced territorial development’. It will take place in Porto before and alongside the Cities Forum, and involve elected officials and officers, as well as participants from the EU and national levels.

The full programme will be soon available.

There are a maximum of 40 places to ensure a high quality and interactive discussion. Interested cities or other urban stakeholders are invited to register as soon as possible here. Please await confirmation of registration before making arrangements.

 

Any questions? Get in touch n.morgan@urbact.eu  / a.fauvel@urbact.eu

CityLab #1 focused on Participation – read the policy paper here.
CityLab #2 focused on Sustainability – watch the video here. Read the policy paper here.
CityLab #3 focused on Integration – video and policy paper available soon

 

The URBACT Knowledge Hub brings together good practices and lessons learned from cities to share with all professionals involved in urban policy throughout Europe. The work programme on exploring city application of Integrated and Participatory urban development concepts began in September 2018 and runs until 2020. A series of practical City Labs explore the technical and policy developments in European cities, and formulate recommendations to overcome barriers. This work is aligned with the German EU Presidency 2020 process to renew the Leipzig Charter for sustainable urban development, bringing city experiences to the reflection.