29/7/2021 - Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit Poznan 2021
29/7/2021 - CHI2021 Conference new dates
28/7/2021 - European Parking Congress - new dates
28/7/2021 - 5G workshop for City Managers
27/7/2021 - Ecocity World Summit offers hybrid format
26/7/2021 - Earlybird deadline - Smart City Expo Atlanta
26/7/2021 - New event: Green Cities Forum
23/7/2021 - Daring Cities to be virtual event
23/7/2021 - CIVITAS Forum 2021 takes hybrid format
22/7/2021 - POLIS Conference - registration open
21/7/2021 - Highlights from this year’s URBACT City Festival
21/7/2021 - CIVITAS Awards 2021: Applications now open
20/7/2021 - Spaces & Places is Back August 5-6
20/7/2021 - Smart Growth @ 25 Session 2
As the world looks to build back better after the pandemic, innovators are leading to the way towards sustainable business models inspired by nature. That's why the city of Poznan is hosting the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit, an online event bringing together mayors, business leaders and policymakers from across Europe, with the support of the European Commission.
The summit will explore the challenges and opportunities of embracing nature-based solutions. Hosted on a virtual platform with panel discussions, presentations, workshops, capacity building sessions and plenty of opportunity to connect with other participants. Get inspired, naturally!
We are pleased to announce that the 11th City Health 2021 conference will take place 29-30 November in Warsaw, Poland.
Hopes, Fears and Opportunities - What has the pandemic taught us about meeting the health needs of vulnerable populations?
What have we learnt about supporting vulnerable populations during a period of crisis? Since the Pandemic began we have seen examples of what can be achieved when political will and resources are combined. There have also been cases where a failure by government or agencies to respond has resulted in avoidable tragedies. As attention shifts to focussing on the economic recovery what can be done to help those vulnerable groups who are at risk of being left even further behind. What lessons can we draw from recent experience? Where are the opportunities to transform lives and communities? What new risks do these groups face?
Certainly, there is no shortage of topics or learning to share relating to the last year and the very clear challenges ahead of us. The importance of more effective collaboration, maximisation of available resources and improved public engagement are all evident. We will be in touch soon regarding themes and abstracts for the conference. Registration will open early in the summer.
Due to the ongoing Covid situation the travel situation remains dynamic, and this may prevent some people from participating live. For that reason we will also be streaming the event, to ensure that nobody misses out and to maximise participation.
The 2022 Congress will take place between 12-14 September in 2022. Its them is “The EU Green Deal and the Future of Parking – Integrated solutions for Dynamic Urban Management” and will be the most complete and multidisciplinary event involving operators in the parking industry, national and local public administrations, representatives of European Commissions and Projects, experts in the field of mobility, urban logistics, electrical mobility, the data world, ITS, Apps and much more.
How can metropolitan spaces take the most out of the deployment of 5G technologies?
The third activity of the City Managers Community in 2021 will allow participants to answer this question through learning about and exchanging different approaches and working solutions to three previously identified challenges.
This is an interactive online workshop facilitated by Alexander Heichlinger, Senior Expert and Consultant in city management, who will apply a problem-driven and solution-oriented methodology. Participants will be able not only to exchange their best practices but also to share the difficulties of their routines in a safe environment of trust among peers, which can foster the collective elaboration of innovative and creative solutions.
Further information about this event will be disclosed in September 2021.
Join us for the 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit!
Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet on 27-28 September 2021 in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on 29-30 September online.
Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices.
Helsingborg – a mid-sized city in Sweden – is one of the most innovative and fastest transforming cities we know.
A radical reorganisation of their internal structure has enabled them to now race ahead with innovation and sustainability at full speed. The municipality has completely changed its mindset and way of collaborating with citizens, businesses, academia, and other stakeholders in order to really make change happen.
Go and experience it for yourself at 'Urban Future Helsingborg 22'
Smart City Expo Atlanta is convening the brightest minds on building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st century cities. This two day conference and expo, taking place September 8-9, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is the only U.S. edition of Barcelona’s prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress.
Early bird tickets available until August 8th
Saving the planet, one city at a time!
During 4 days, Brasov will become a green capital - the municipality is inviting European cities, experts and citizens to their Green Forum.
The Forum will have 3 main strands of activities around the themes of mobilty, waste management, urban regeneration, air quality, EU Green Deal and financial opportunities
The virtual experience for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency
ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn welcome you to Daring Cities, a virtual, global forum on climate change for urban leaders tackling the climate emergency, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Daring Cities is designed to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers – to tackle the climate emergency.
This year’s CIVITAS Forum will utilise a hybrid format, combining online and onsite activities. Over the course of its two days, it will continue the tradition of offering interactive workshops, intriguing sessions, and interesting site visits, whilst introducing exciting new programme elements.
Following a record-breaking conference in 2020, in which we welcomed more than 900 participants, the 2021 POLIS Annual Conference will take place on 1-2 December in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers.
Register today for the POLIS Conference. Early-bird rates apply until 8 October 2021.
How can cities approach building resilience into their mobility systems to ensure that these remain affordable, accessible and convenient, in the face of mounting challenges and crises?
Key messages from this year’s URBACT City Festival – a celebration of URBACT’s experiences on the transfer of urban good practice.
The CIVITAS Award 2021 has opened the call for applications. CIVITAS cities are invited to apply for the chance to win one of Europe's most prestigious sustainable urban mobility prizes.
CIVITAS, is one of the flagship programmes helping the European Commission achieve its ambitious mobility and transport goals, is organizing the CIVITAS Awards 2021. This unique platform provides the opportunity for cities to demonstrate their achievements and their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities.
Join Next City for SPACES & PLACES 2021: Visions of Black-led Communities – a virtual film festival. The festival is pay-what-you-wish to attend.
SPACES & PLACES will assemble urbanists, planners and community leaders for a two-day event of virtual learning and exchange.
What We Have Learned About the Smart Growth Principles
Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Participants of this live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.
The Smart Growth @ 25 webinar series continues with "What We Have Learned About the Smart Growth Principles" on Thursday, July 22.
The international Security, Democracy and Cities conference will be held on 20, 21 and 22 October in Nice (France). Join us to share your practices and jointly elaborate possible solutions to the challenges faced by European cities and regions, in addition to national, European and international responses.
Local Perspectives, Global Solutions: Shape the Future City
After 18 months of virtual events and digital-only interactions, CTBUH is excited to return to an in-person format for its 2021 Conference! Taking place across a dozen or more chapter locations under the umbrella theme of “Carbon, Climate, & Society,” we expect several hundred of the top delegates to attend each regional gathering (1,500+ delegates globally), driving a local dialogue on these critical global topics.
8 November - locations to be confirmed
In the post-pandemic era, the telehealth care is becoming the new norm. Through the combination of telecommunication and medical services, it breaks the space-time limitation of resources sharing to not only provide real-time medical care for patients and their families but enhance the healthcare service quality. The applications could come into wide use through cross-institutional integration, ranging from large hospitals, local clinics, to community healthcare organizations.
Welcome to join us on the discussion with hospitals and industrial leaders in Taiwan’s outstanding smart healthcare field. You will learn how technology like ICT and AIoT applied to realize the cross-institutional integration and improving emergency medical services and chronic disease management effectiveness.
Date: Jul. 30 (Fri)
Time: 14:00~15:45 (GMT+8)
．Effectiveness of Emergency Medical Systems Connect Ambulance Services
．Electronic Patient Care Report System Integrates into Medical Process
．Using Telehealth to Improve Diabetes Care
．How to Ally Resources Across Facilities to Amplify Healthcare Effectiveness
07 Oct. 2021
To mark the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (2015), on October 7th, we commemorate the World Metropolitan Day. Every year, on that date, we observe the metropolitan nature of many territories worldwide. For those spaces, where greatest transformations happen, affecting at least a third part of the global population and the 60% of world’s urban residents1, we promote cooperation to achieve sustainable and integrative territorial development.
Online-Event | Tue, 13 July 2021
The Role of Cultural Heritage in Urban Development
Pietro ELISEI, Managing Director URBASOFIA and President Elect ISOCARP – International Society of City and Regional Planners; Bucharest, Romania
Wolfgang BÖRNER, Museen der Stadt Wien and Urban Archeology, Founder of CHNT Conference Series, Vienna, AT
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization. WUF11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26-30 June 2022.
Thursday 02 September 2021, 09:00 to 12:30
In recent years, citizen science has been on the rise: volunteers are assisting scientific research by collecting data, carrying out measurements, and conducting tests. Indeed, more and more local authorities are actively working with their residents on research projects. Involving residents is not just a cost-effective way to collect data, but it also increases public support. Residents not only gain insight into the data they collect, but also feel more involved.
Online | September 21-22, 2021
Cities around the world are reimagining the future, using the pandemic as an opportunity to come up with urban solutions that will make life better and more prepared for crisis. They are aspiring to create greener spaces in their urban areas, improve connectivity, reduce congestion, focus on sustainability, and be more adaptive and smarter with new technology and materials.
As people have been forced to keep inside, out of schools and workplaces, as well as away from one another, new challenges have been presented. Life may not return to the way it once was. Cities will need to adapt to a new reality and there are no universal solutions.
The hosting of the fourth edition of Cities 4.0 will once again provide the governments, municipalities, urban planners, developers, urban futurists, solution providers and innovators an interactive platform to converge and discuss the methods and best practices to re-imagine our fundamental relationship with the cities, and the opportunities to work outside their normal methods.
Activities of European cities for achieving climate-neutrality
September 16-17, 2021
Jožef Stefan Institute in cooperation with SRIP Smart Cities and Communities, The Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS), Center Of Energy Efficiency Solutions and Association of Urban Municipalities of Slovenia, kindly invite you to an international online conference Activities of European cities to achieve climate-neutrality.
20 October - 22 October
The Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) is bringing together the research performing organisations and aims to strengthen, expand and optimise coordination activities and research planning in Europe in order to avoid fragmentation and optimise resources in the field of urban research and innovation capabilities. This UERA conference (2021) will take place in Aalborg, Denmark and online. Submission of abstracts are open.
29 September - 1 October
The 9th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2021) will be a hybrid event, from 29th September to 1st October, with the in-person meetings to be hosted in Rome, Italy. Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. SP2021 has released a preliminary list of general focal topics in the Call for Proposals application which is now open for submissions. Across all editions, Sustainable Places is open to all topics related to building sustainability and most often reflect priorities reflected in the European Commission Societal Challenges and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2017, fifteen R&I projects were approved in ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF), a collaboration between JPI Urban Europe and the European Commission, to address urgent and long-term urban challenges by co-creating ideas and projects. Stakeholders in over 65 cities and 20 countries have since then been involved in the projects and published project results in a variety of forms. You can now save-the-date to the Synthesis Report to launch for this call, featuring in-depth interviews with projects about legacy and impact as well as policy relevance analysis. The webinar will feature both presentations and a panel discussion.
6 September - 10 September
Digital Living Lab Days is the annual event organised by the European Network of Living Labs. The event offers a space or a platform for public officials, companies, entrepreneurs, academics, living lab representatives, and innovators to connect and work together: to create new products and services, to set the basis for debate and exploration of theories, and to discuss and process policy recommendations within the practical elements of open and user-driven innovation.
Are you a project funded in the Urban Migration call? JPI Urban Europe invites all projects funded in the Urban Migration call to an online projects kick-off meeting on 16 September 2021. The meeting provides an opportunity for projects to meet and introduce their project, engage in strategic discussions and find partners for future cooperation. Invitations will soon go out together with exact time for the event and a registration link.
The Think Space Conference is the place to broaden your horizon on diversified perspectives pertinent to contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities in the field of the built environment.
The training session builds upon the recently-published SUMP Topic Guide “Planning for more resilient and robust urban mobility”(link is external) and involves several CIVITAS (and other) projects that have implemented resilient measures in their pilot cities.
It examines the concept of resilience, and provides a series of transferrable case studies and recommendations on how to plan for resilience and mobility at a time of crisis. A hand-on exercise gives participants the opportunity to work in small groups on measure planning with resilience.
The session will take place on 29 June 2021 from 9.30 to 12.30 am CEST. In order to participate in the training event, advanced registration(link is external) is required.
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