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News from our cities and networks – 11 June 2021

Edited on

17 November 2021
Read time: 3 minutes

This week’s inspiring stories from our cities, good practice ranging from reducing waste to engaging citizens in climate action.


The URBACT III Programme currently supports 52 transnational networks of cities: 23 Transfer Networks (2018-2021), 23 Action Planning Networks (2019-2022), 5 networks piloting a transfer mechanism for UIA projects, and a newly launched pilot network on localising the Sustainable Development Goals. Don’t miss content of interest to you! Check out our quick summary of their latest news and outputs below.


Circular economy hubs

How do city ‘resource centres’ bring people together and boost local circular economies? Watch this short video to explore a solution to encourage waste prevention, re-use, repair and recycling – and communities. The URBACT Resourceful Cities network in a nutshell.


Food branding

Whether it’s ‘quality’ (Bordeaux), ‘institutional’ (“I feel Slovenia”), or ‘collective’, the right type of branding can really help sustain territorial food systems. Insights from the Lead Expert of the FOOD CORRIDORS network, with regional food brand examples from URBACT cities.


It's #TimeToShare

URBACT’s 23 Transfer Networks – each led by a city with the URBACT Good Practice label – have been sharing their ‘transfer stories’. All about cities learning from each other, making lasting positive changes as a result. Here’s our latest selection…


Re-growCity and ALT/BAU

A tale of two German cities: Altena, in the West, and Chemnitz in the East. Both have experience in dealing with declining populations. Both shared this good practice as URBACT network Lead Partners: Altena on developing sustainable initiatives locally and Chemnitz on activating vacant buildings. URBACT Local Group member Volker Tzschucke reports.

See also a warm thank you message to ALT/BAU's volunteers, the unsung heroes of the network.

Talking houses – Shared Stories, inspired by Újbuda, Budapest (HU)


Urban agriculture for resilient cities, inspired by Rome (IT)


Arts and culture leading climate action in cities, inspired by Manchester (UK)


Pooling Urban Commons, inspired by Naples


We hope you enjoy this URBACT city news round-up. If you have any news to share from URBACT cities, or ideas for more stories on sustainable urban development, get in touch!