Welcome to JPI Urban Europe’s SRIA 2.0 Consultation

What are the urgent challenges in urban transitions/transformations? What are the ‘hardest cases’ in the European urban mission? What and how are they defined by different communities and stakeholders?

JPI Urban Europe needs your help to shape the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 and beyond – the ‘SRIA 2.0’. During the implementation of the current agenda, we have learnt a lot on how the transnational European urban innovation ecosystem works. Similar to how the current agenda was co-created, we now need your brains and experiences, reflections and insights to shape the next generation. Find more background information here.

Joining us in this strategy process will give you the opportunity to shape the urban research and innovation agenda for the next five to seven years, helping to define themes, issues, and approaches – in short, to develop the European urban mission! For this purpose, we have set up this public consultation.

In this stage, we also give the floor to city stakeholders to discuss strategic issues with us and other stakeholders. That is why your participation in the consultation will also give you access to the virtual Agora discussion platform.

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JPI Urban Europe organizes High Profile Event – Brussels, 29 & 30 September 2015

JPI Urban Europe organizes the conference “Transition towards sustainable and liveable urban futures” as well as the launching of the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. The event, jointly organized with European institutions, will take place in Brussels on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th September 2015.

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe has developed a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) with the ambition to set a scene for and ensure its contribution to a new urban research and innovation paradigm. The SRIA tackles the complexity of urbanisation by bridging the innovation space from strategic research to implementation. It promotes new ways to facilitate urban transition towards sustainable, resilient and liveable urban areas.

At the event the SRIA will be presented to a wide audience of urban stakeholders in order to raise commitment of the relevant stakeholders in policy, research and innovation communities and to prepare the first steps towards the implementation of the SRIA. A multitude of European Union representatives and delegates from all JPI Urban Europe member states will be present. This broad spectrum of participants makes this conference of interest for: policy-makers; mayors; city administration; urban practitioners; urban experts and research; representatives from Member States; Brussels-based urban networks and European institutions. By bringing together this tailored group of urban stakeholders, the event ensures added value and facilitates qualitative networking opportunities.

A dedicated session will focus on Climate change and urban sustainability. Cities are subject to external and internal influences that can have transformative impacts on their fortunes, even for human life. In an era of globalization, climate change and cultural diversity cities need to be agile. They need to be able to accommodate and proactively respond to disruptive events. The session will discuss approaches to necessary infrastructural an regulatory changes to manage urban transitions in the light of these conditions.

For a provisional programme click here
For registration click here

 

Source : http://jpi-urbaneurope.eu