Project Launch UrbanA

19 February, 2019

DRIFT and consortium-partners launched the new, EU-funded international collaboration project UrbanA: Urban Arena for Sustainable and Just Cities in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

UrbanA (Urban Arenas for Sustainable and Just Cities) takes up the challenge of synthesizing and brokering the knowledge and experience generated in EU-funded projects that deal with interventions tackling urban social inequalities and exclusion.

The Urban Arenas will be co-creative spaces designed to generate convincing, specific, and actionable solutions towards sustainable cities that foster deep forms of democracy and citizen empowerment. Over the coming three years, a series of four Urban Arenas will bring together policymakers, researchers, engaged citizens and others – collectively known as city-makers – from across Europe to discuss innovative solutions for sustainable and just cities.

The partners working together in the project seek to feed innovative integrated solutions for equitable and inclusive urban areas into sustainability policy regarding, for example, housing, energy, mobility and food. They also aim to empower city-makers to design and transform European cities into inclusive, sustainable and thriving urban and peri-urban environments.

DRIFT is leading two work packages: designing the process of the Urban Arena’s for sustainable and just cities inspired by transition management and developing the methodology for the mapping of EU project findings. The DRIFT Team consists of Flor Avelino, Sarah Rach, Karlijn Schipper, Giorgia Silvestri & Frank van Steenbergen

Do you want to know more about UrbanA? Soon, we will add more information on our project-page!

Duration of the project
UrbanA runs from January 2019 to January 2022.

UrbanA is funded under the Horizon 2020 – Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) program.

ICLEI (project coordinator), Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (ALU-FR), Central European University (CEU), Barcelona Lab for Environmental Justice and Sustainability at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), ECOLISE and Faculty of Science Lisbon (FC.ID).