Urban Arena for sustainable and equitable solutions


Many EU-funded projects have generated valuable knowledge and identified interventions related to societal challenges. The EU-funded UrbanA project synthesises and organises this knowledge in relation to urban injustice and unsustainability. The project supports city-makers in remodelling European cities into just and sustainable environments. UrbanA uses a transdisciplinary approach to map urban sustainability interventions, assess their potential to improve urban social equity and inclusion, and detect appropriate means and agents to transfer them across governance contexts. The UrbanA Community of Practice, a diverse group of city-makers, gathers in translocal urban arena events and online community conversations to learn, share and discuss solutions that are disseminated to key actors at local and European levels.


UrbanA takes up the challenge of synthesizing and brokering the knowledge and experience generated in EU-funded projects, many of which have identified interventions that address grand societal challenges, of which urban inequalities and social exclusion across different contexts. In this way, UrbanA will support city-makers – including researchers, policymakers and practitioners – in transforming European cities into inclusive and sustainable urban and peri-urban environments.

UrbanA will do so through a transdisciplinary Urban Arena for Sustainable and Equitable Solutions (established in WP2). By co-creatively mapping urban sustainability interventions (WP3), assessing their potential to improve urban social equity and inclusion (WP4) and identifying potential avenues and agents by which such interventions could be transferred to more widespread governance contexts (WP5), UrbanA will develop actionable and actor specific solutions (WP6), which will be disseminated to key local and European actors (WP7).

Source: URBANA: Urban Arena for sustainable and equitable solutions. European Commission.

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