On 7 December, the European Union and UNDP launched the online Urban Research Centre, which offers opportunities to explore the redevelopment of urban and local spaces in response to future needs.
The Urban Research Centre was launched as part of the Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) initiative and aims to bring together various programmes and opportunities for learning, knowledge management and support to the M4EG network through an online platform.
The Centre aims to introduce innovative approaches to support local authorities in undertaking ‘urban renewal’, focusing on priority areas such as the green and digital transitions, and using adaptive and flexible management techniques.
“The network of 350 cities in the Mayors for Economic Growth initiative continues to grow, as do the needs of local authorities in this regard. In such unprecedented times, mayors and their teams are looking for new ways to stimulate economic growth and unlock the potential of going green and digital,” said Nicholas Cendrowicz from the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission.
Access to the learning resources is free and available through the SparkBlue online platform.
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