Networks and cities' news

Catch up on the latest updates from cities working together in URBACT Networks. The articles and news that are showcased below are published directly by URBACT’s beneficiaries and do not necessarily reflect the programme’s position.

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    The ULG of Rome met online on the 8th and 20th April to start working at the update of the Rome Regulation for the Management of Urban Gardens that was approved in 2015. The need to revise the document approved in 2015 arises from the fact that, after that date, different Councillors made a series of changes that were no longer in line with the principle of the assignment of plots to citizens’ associations, measures that caused disappointment in Roman stakeholders.

    Patricia Hernandez

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  • The KAIRÓS Journey continues … Discovering heritage cities in the Spanish region of Murcia

    The KAIRÓS partners gathered in the Southern Spanish region of Murcia from 27 - 28 April 2022 to exchange on the achievements of the project as well as the lessons learned along the way. The international meeting also offered the partners the opportunity to refine their final outputs and to discuss the next steps on the road ahead.

    Dorothee Fischer

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  • Find Your Greatness transnational meeting in Hungary, Budafok

    The Find Your Greatness partners meeting in Hungary, Budafok, Budapest 22nd district (20-21 Apr 2022) was the first face-to-face meeting since the COVID-19 restrictions came to an end. Several partners joined online though and partook in the meeting in a virtual manner. Partners from Alba Iulia, the leader of the consortium, from Perugia, Voru, and Limerick, together with the lead expert, Janez Sirse, joined together in the capital of Hungary to work on the final phase of the project, respectively on the IAPs drafts and other important things related to the activities of the project.

    Liviu Stanciu

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    The city of Carlow has introduced a great initiative: mentoring to support the development of community gardens across the County. Ms Dee Sewell from Greenside Up will collaborate in the RU:RBAN project providing mentoring service based on two levels: firstly individuals who are involved in community gardens at all levels will have a one-to-one session to discuss concerns, opportunities, challenges and obstacles in their involvement in development of their community garden; these sessions will then be complemented by a group report for their community garden which will guide and advise on opportunities for growth.

    Patricia Hernandez

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  • #SOFIA4CSR - Foresting is investing for a better city

    Sofia, CITIES4CSR project partner, is the Capital of Bulgaria and the largest political, administrative, cultural and educational centre in the country. Featuring strong agglomeration economics and innovative business development, the City of Sofia’s economy accounts for over 42 % of national GDP and is a home of more than 1.3 million inhabitants, which is almost 20% of total population of Bulgaria. Like most large cities, Sofia also faces challenges related to the rapid development of the city and the need for this to happen sustainably. The sustainable development of the city is an important, but also a large-scale task for local authorities and that is why the involvement of all stakeholders is key to success.

    Alessia Dagradi

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  • AS TRANSFER - What is going on?

    What has AS TRANSFER been up to until today?

    Cristina Urizar

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