Get on the Move: Fascinating Autumn Appointments on Urban and Regional Planning!

Segolene Pruvot

By Segolene Pruvot, on September 28th, 2015

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With the autumn comes the season of big European meetings on Regional and Urban Policies, here we gathered input from throughout Europe on the appointments not to be missed in 2015! Take Note!

Of course the big Rendez-Vous of the autumn is the EU Open Days! Taking Place in Brussels on the 12th – 15th October 2015
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
The event was created in 2003 when the Committee of the Regions and has been bringing live every year dozens of workshops and gathering representatives of cities and regions from throughout Europe. This year’s novelty is the OPEN Urban DAY on the 14th of October.

There will be three URBACT workshops.

Registrations close on the 28th of September – hurry up!
Twitter: @EU_CoR

But also…

27th – 29th September, Ljubljana, Slovenia: on “Green infrastructure in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe: A universal solution to current environmental and spatial challenges?”. This is organised by the network of spatial research and planning in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

7th and 9th of October, Ljubljana, Slovenia: CIVITAS Forum ConferenceThe theme of the conference is “Sharing the city” with a focus on sustainable urban mobility.
Twitter: @CIVITAS_EU

7th-9th October, Glasgow, UK: The Unusual Suspects Festival
According to their website, the Festival grew out of a frustration of attending events and constantly seeing the same people and having the same conversations. The organisers’ wanted to hear from the ‘unusual suspects’. SIX, Collaborate and the Caloustse Gulbenkian Foundation hosted the Festival for the first time in London in 2014. This is the second edition!
Twitter: @si_exchange

8th and 9th of October, in Malaga, Spain: Greencities & Sustainability – Smart Solutions to Urban Sustainability. The conference material is mostly in Spanish.
Twitter: @forogreencities

13th-16th October, Turin, Italy: The World Forum on Local Economic Development
The Third Local Economic Development Forum will explore how the Local Economic Development approach can be considered as a tool for implementing the post 2015 development agenda and will delve into three main thematic areas:

    • Regional competitiveness and innovation for sustainable and inclusive development.
    • Towards local inclusive growth and jobs.
    • LED strategies for creating positive urban rural linkages.

Twitter: @uclg_org

15th -16th October, Dublin, Ireland: Making Cities Work – Technology in Planning Practice
European Council of Spatial Planner’s 11th Biennial of Towns and Town Planners. The Biennial takes place every 2 years has been running for over 20 years in different European cities. This year in Dublin, it will focus on presenting and exploring new technologies in urban planning practice and will examine innovative projects where these advances are reshaping our world today
Twitter: @biennal2015

20th to 23rd October, Vienna, Austria: Walk21 conference
The slogan “stepping ahead” promotes activities and innovations towards the future of our resilient cities and healthy living environments. Together with experts from around the globe we will share insights and expertise on how to step ahead and become a walkable city. The Walk21 Conference brings together experts from the fields of walking promotion, research, policy, planning and delivery.
Twitter: @Walk21Network, #WalkVision

19th to 23rd October, in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: ISOCARP 2015 CONGRESS – Cities Save the World, Let’s reinvent Planning!
ISOCARP is the International Society of City and Regional Planners. The promises a congress with a difference with hands-on workshops!
Twitter: @ISOCARP, @isocarp2015live

13th November, Brussels: The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe
This is organised by AEBR (Association des Régions Frontalières Européennes) in cooperation with the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

12th -15th November, Bucharest, Romania: Ecosmart International Conference – Environment at a crossroads: Smart approaches for a sustainable future. This is an academic conference organized by the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography.

Willing to hear from extra-European perspectives?

On the 5th and 6th of October, in Singapore: Annual International Conference on Urban Planning and Property Development
The conference serves as a platform for academics, researchers, scientists, consultants and policy makers to interact and discuss how to improve urban planning and property development in order to enhance the lifestyle of the community
Twitter: @GSTF_Singapore

On the 4th-6th November, Mumbai, India: The SIX Mumbai Summer School. With the title ‘the Connected Urban Life – How can new ways of connecting make cities better for all?
Over the 2.5 days of the 2015 SIX Summer School in Mumbai, we will explore how India’s emerging civic consciousness is impacting on new thinking on cities, citizens and the networks they weave together with their governments and institutions.
Twitter: @si_exchange




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