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Welcome to EURA Conversations

EURA Conversations, a new digital space for international exchange between urban scholars, was created on this website in May 2020. The idea was to provide a democratic arena to share experiences, offer reflections and encourage dialogue within the EURA community not just about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities, but also to consider how cities and communities in different countries and contexts have responded to this calamity.
As co-editors we have been more than pleased by the responses we have received. By summer 2022 some 46 EURA Conversation contributions, written by urban scholars from 20 different countries, had been posted – see below.

In October 2022 the EURA Conversation series entered a new era, one which aims to make the series more interactive. From that date each EURA Conversation now provides space for two voices: a leader setting out an idea, and a responder offering an initial reaction.
We have also made it much easier for readers to contribute their ideas to the international conversation via the comments section below each contribution.
We hope that this new format will be attractive to you. Please consider commenting on the opinions you see expressed below.
We also welcome any proposals that you may have for topics that you would like to see discussed in this international space. If you have an idea for a EURA Conversation piece, please read the Contribute to EURA Conversation page
We look forward to hearing from you.

The co-editors

  • Robin Hambleton (University of the West of England, UK)

  • Alistair Jones (De Montfort University, UK)
  • Le Anh Long (University of Twente, NL)

  • Ignazio Vinci (University of Palermo, IT)

EURA Conversations is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.

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#33 The voices of young people on climate change

Young people and climate change EURA Conversations Post #33 – 15 November 2021 by Le Anh Nguyen Long, University of Twente, The Netherlands I initially intended […]

#32 Teaching after Covid: were any lessons learned?

Teaching after Covid EURA Conversations Post #32 – 1 November 2021 by Alistair Jones, Department of Politics, People and Place, De Montfort University, UK In EURA Conversation 17 […]

#31 The impact of COVID-19 on Trinidad and Tobago

Impact of COVID-19 on the Caribbean EURA Conversations Post #31 – 18 October 2021 by Gabrielle Thongs, Department of Geography, the University of West Indies A […]
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#30 Beyond the post-Covid narrative

Beyond the post-Covid narrative: What’s next? EURA Conversations Post #30 – 06 October 2021 by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo In May 2020 we started EURA […]

#29 Urban mobility

As pointed out by the United Nations, the ongoing health crisis has expanded to “a crisis of urban access, urban equity, urban finance, safety, joblessness, public services, infrastructure and transport” with severe effects on wellbeing and quality of life [...]
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#28 Black lives

COVID-19 and the movement to tackle racial inequality EURA Conversations Post #28 – 05 July 2021Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol In June […]

#27 Rewilding

Rewilding the Post-Covid City EURA Conversations Post #27 – 21 June 2021Siân Moxon, Centre for Urban and Built Ecologies, School of Art Architecture and Design, London […]

#26 A Caribbean perspective

COVID-19 – a view from Trinidad and Tobago EURA Conversations Post #26 – 7 June 2021Julia R. Kotzebue, habitant at the Institute of Geography at the […]

#25 Public space

How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of public space? EURA Conversations Post #25 – 24 May 2021Evangelia Athanassiou, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of […]

#24 Africa

The Response of Urban Africa to COVID-19 EURA Conversations Post #24 – 10 May 2021 Costanza La Mantia, In-house Technical Advisor at Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure […]

#23 Education

Portuguese municipalities and education in times of pandemic EURA Conversations Post #23 – 26 April 2021 Maria Antónia Pires de Almeida, Researcher at CIES, ISCTE, University […]

#22 Greenspace under lockdown

Urban greenspace during lockdown EURA Conversations Post #22 – 12 April 2021 Danielle Sinnett, Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, University of the West of England, […]

#21 Mental Health

Urban green space and the mental health of young people EURA Conversations Post #21 – 22 March 2021 Isabelle Bray, Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, […]

#20 Temporary uses 2

Please, stop turning the temporary into tokenism EURA Conversations Post #20 – 8 March 2021 by Sara Caramaschi, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy As discussed by […]

#19 Temporary uses

Are temporary uses back in town? EURA Conversations Post #19 – 22 February 2021 by Robin Chang, Department of European Planning Cultures, TU Dortmund University, Germany Temporary […]