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My takeaways from the World Urban Forum #10

It’s 5 AM on a Saturday and I cannot sleep. It is partly because of the time difference, partly because my head is buzzing from the last week in Abu Dhabi, at the 10th edition of the World Urban Forum. More than 13000 participants and 500 sessions, countless encounters and business cards exchanged, this is […]

By Simina Lazar, on February 17th, 2020 at 19:15

Taking URBACT networks’ experiences to China

This is the story of a tentative transfer from urban farming and community gardens experiences in Europe to Chinese megacities. Having previously supported URBACT “Sustainable food in Urban Communities” and “Biocanteens” networks I share here the experience of a community workshop I led at the Tsinghua University Academy of Art and Design over a weekend […]

By François Jegou, on February 17th, 2020 at 18:14

Transport & Kampala – the first stop on an African journey

How do you transfer a tried and tested city-to-city cooperation method from one continent to another? How do you make the cities you’re working with more resilient and sustainable in the process? These are only some of the questions that ASToN, a network of 12 African cities using digital tools to overcome local and global […]

By Simina Lazar, on January 31st, 2020 at 16:23