Joint organiser: Portuguese Ministry of Environment and Climate Action
As one of several EUKN activities to support the 2021 Portuguese EU Council Presidency, this Policy Lab focused on the need to generate new urban policies supporting the transition towards sustainability, along with related challenges. Using the Portuguese National Circular Cities Initiative (InC2) as an example of a circular economy strategy, the event explored how similar initiatives could propel coherent, integrated urban policies.
Following a keynote speech and discussion on urban policies required for European cities to flourish, two interactive Working Groups mapped paths and barriers to generating forward-looking urban agendas.
Geert Brinkman elaborates on the value of design as a tool to enhance the problem-solving capacity of public organizations, face complexity and respond to the wicked problems of our time.Read more
Alessandro Rancati shares his expert knowledge on the culture of design, how it could be merged with the culture of policy-making, and why this 'merging' operation could bring positive results.Read more
Exchanging knowledge and experiences on the incorporation of the integrated approach in urban policies to inspire local uptake in the framework of the Spanish Urban AgendaRead more