Join us in celebrating the Transfer Networks’ successes!
Time to Share is an opportunity for 23 networks and more than 160 city partners to share their key results and findings of the transfer practice!
How to share urban good practices?
Cities face similar challenges wherever they are in Europe. The good news is that cities are constantly designing and implementing new solutions. The bad news is that they’re still not so good at sharing these. Why is this – and what can we do about it? To answer these questions, URBACT launched the Transfer Networks in January 2019 to re-produce 23 Good Practices.
Shaped by URBACT's method to ‘understand, adapt, re-use’ these practices, the networks have focused on very different themes ranging from public procurement to urban gardens to music schools to play. In addition, the Transfer Networks have deployed the URBACT methodological framework in different ways… Everyone learnt along the way, and it’s #TimetoShare
URBACT's new publication on Transfer Networks
'Good Practice Transfer - Why not in in City?' shares positive stories from 23 cities that transferred and adapted urban good practices to their local contexts while learning from EU peers in the first round of URBACT III Transfer Networks.
Whether it concerns the adoption of an online city platform that rewards recycling, as the Hungarian city of Zuglo transferred from Santiago de Compostela (ES); or how the city of Cork (IE) revolutionised its approach to public space, health and planning, by adapting the Playful Paradigm from Udine (IT), the results are evident.
The stories here come from cities of all sizes, and involve cities from more and less developed regions of Europe. They are organised according to the three dimensions of the New Leipzig Charter — ‘Green’, Just’ and ‘Productive’ cities.
FIND OUT MORE AND READ IT HERE.
URBACT City Festival 2021
More than 1 000 participants registered for the first online edition of the URBACT City Festival!
URBACT’s flagship event brought its usual cocktail of creative learning, knowledge exchange and networking over 3 days in June 2021.
If you missed it, you can read more about it here or check our #TimetoShare YouTube Playlist.
Strategic Procurement and buying a better future for your city
At URBACT we see procurement as a strategic lever that cities can use to address the economic, social and environmental challenges they face. In collaboration with Making Spend Matter Transfer Network, URBACT launched an online course on strategic procurement. Check out all modules!
- What have we learnt about transferring urban good practice? June 2021
- How to transfer urban good practice – lessons from an URBACT study, March 2021
- Five early lessons from the URBACT Transfer Networks, January 2020
- 23 Transfer Networks embarking on the second phase of their journey!