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UrbanA: Urban Arena for sustainable and equitable solutions

This EU-H2020 funded project follows three objectives:

1: To synthesize innovative and sustainable solutions for tackling urban social inequalities and exclusion
2: To feed innovative integrated solutions for equitable and inclusive urban areas into sustainability policy
3: To empower researchers, policymakers and practitioners to design and implement sustainable urban development in practice embedding strong social equity and inclusion

It aims to achieve a synthesis of existing work on sustainability governance and its effects on social equity by setting-up an Arena of city-makers, including practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. This Arena is based on (transition) governance principles and is centered on four iterative rounds of exchange, in which the consortium partners and Arena participants will co-creatively map, assess and distil the findings of relevant EU-funded projects, as well as other interventions identified by participating city-makers. The Arena is designed to generate convincing, actor- and context-specific, and actionable solutions – including in the form of policy recommendations – related to urban sustainability, regeneration and resilience, and that achieve interactional equity, the inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups and deep forms of democracy and citizens’ emancipation. Our vision is to promote shared economic wealth creation, green amenities, and environmentally-centered interventions, together with urban equity and inclusion.

1/2019 - 12/2021

•    ICLEI Europe
•    DRIFT Rotterdam, NL
•    UAB Barcelona, ES
•    CEU Budapest, HU
•    FC.ID, PT
•    ALU Freiburg, DE

Research group leader PD Dr. Philipp Späth,
Sustainability Governance,
Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Tel: +49 - 761 - 203 3725,