Joint organiser: Polish Ministry for Development Funds and Regional Policy
Part of Poland’s 2020-21 presidency of the Visegrad Group, this Policy Lab contributed to the Ministry’s preparations for the 11th World Urban Forum (WUF11), taking place in Katowice, Poland in 2022.
In light of cities’ increasing need to become more sustainable, highlighted by the New Leipzig Charter, Urban Agenda for the EU and the European Green Deal, the event focused on sustainable urban transitions. Speakers from across Europe shared insights from their cities in driving green, just and productive transformations (details below). Five Polish cities also pitched sustainable transition strategies, receiving recommendations from the expert speakers.
The resulting final report provides practical guidance for Polish municipalities to develop and implement sustainable transition strategies, also informing the Ministry’s World Urban Forum (WUF) Action Plan.
An official side event of the 2019 European Week of Regions and Cities, exploring two of its guiding topics: a greener Europe and a Europe closer to citizens.Read more
Focusing on the European Green Deal’s urban dimensions, and discussing regulatory obstacles cities face in achieving environmental goals — as well as overcoming these barriers.Read more
A summary of contributions to the Urban Thinkers Campus webinar organised by the EUKN, providing insight into the ways we can plan greener, fairer and more inclusive urban mobility post-pandemic.Read more