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Furthering Strategic Urban Research

Objective

European cities face many significant challenges, including the current economic crisis, urban sprawl, and the longer-term implications of climate change and resource scarcity. To face up to and overcome these challenges, it has become urgent for all concerned stakeholders to collaborate.

URBAN-NEXUS, a coordination action, will develop and use structured dialogues to encourage communication, exchange knowledge and experiences, and build partnerships to promote joint research. The dialogues will involve a wide range of public, private, and civil society organisations from across the EU27; that are involved with urban research.

URBAN-NEXUS has 3 main objectives:
• Firstly, it aims to identify innovative ways for urban policy makers and researchers to collaborate to solve the complex and interrelated problems that confront sustainable urban development.
• Secondly, it will increase awareness among relevant stakeholders in 5 thematic areas, and allow them to exchange knowledge, collaborate and cooperate.
• Thirdly, it will make possible partnerships between relevant stakeholders, in particular researchers and those who apply knowledge, for long-term strategic cooperation across scales and disciplines.

The 5 themes that frame the URBAN-NEXUS project are:
• adapting to climate change;
• increasing health and quality of life;
• using land sustainably;
• integrating urban management;
• integrating information and monitoring.

The URBAN-NEXUS consortium, which is led by the Nicis Institute, brings together leading knowledge institutes, research organisations, government agencies and large European-wide networks representing urban interests. Most of the partners participated in URBAN-NET, the European Research Area (ERA) network on urban sustainability formed in 2006. This ERA-Net aimed to strengthen the pan-European approach to urban research, forge links between the Member States’ urban research, and develop a common framework for policy orientated research and understanding. URBAN-NEXUS builds directly upon the success and efforts of URBAN-NET and will further develop its results and strengthen its partnerships, thereby making a valuable contribution to urban strategic research.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinator

STICHTING PLATFORM31
Address
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 255 000
Administrative Contact
Christiaan Norde (Mr.)

Participants (13)

STICHTING NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR CITY INNOVATION STUDIES

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost-indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anneloes Van Iwaarden (Ms.)
SNIFFER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Caledonian Exchange 19A Canning Str
EH3 8HE Edinburgh
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mark Schubert (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colombo (Ms.)
FORSKNINGSRÅDET FÖR MILJÖ, AREELLA NÄRINGAR OCH SAMHÄLLSBYGGANDE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address

11182 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jessica Umegård (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadia Withers (Ms.)
AGENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EUROINTEGRATION - ECOREGIONS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Kokitche 9
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ina Gencheva (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik Nolmark (Dr.)
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Square De Meeus 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Guri (Ms.)
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Teubner
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
2000 Szentendre
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Szabolcs Erdelyi (Mr.)
ADVANCITY ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal 6-8
77420 Champs-sur-marne
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vincent Cousin (Mr.)
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuela Falkenberg
Systèmes d'Information à Référence Spatiale (SIRS) SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Rue Du Carrousel - Parc De La Ciamise I 27
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Boitelle (Ms.)