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Innovative and socio-ecological urban dynamics

  • 13th European Week of Regions and cities Centre Borschette, Rue Froissart 36 brusselles (map)

This workshop aims at highlighting how European cities may become emblematic places for attracting jobs and economic activities, transforming it into "hubs of innovation" preserving natural resources and limiting environmental damage for the next generations.

At the core of this transformation, innovation and sustainable urbanisation will stimulate "green, blue, white and pink" growth. These would allow moving towards resource- efficient and more liveable cities enjoying technological, social, marketing and organizational innovations.

This workshop will demonstrate how these actions will support the European Union objectives on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It will emphasize the role of past, present and future EU Research and Innovation activities (FP7 and Horizon 2020) in the field of urban dynamics.

European policy-makers, academics and practitioners will illustrate and discuss these issues with the Open Days participants.

Prof. Lombardi, coordinator of the politoward project, will bring university campuses experience for offering a case study to reflect upon.