2023 – EURA


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REAL CORP 2023 – Call for papers

The 28th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society is organised by CORP. Key topics include the role of urban planning and related disciplines; digitisation and technological innovation; short term measures, long range perspectives; ongoing research, new ideas, best practise examples, case studies...


#50 Healthy Place-making and Human Wellbeing

Health is not only the absence of disease or infirmity but also a sense of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. The way in which the living environment is designed influences inhabitants’ well-being. Unfortunately, the search for leverage points to enable better connections between wellbeing and the configuration of the built environment is messy. This is happening against the backdrop of the recent ...
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Open Online Course on Ruralization

TU Delft is organizing a Massive open online course on Ruralization: Creating New Opportunities in Rural Areas! It is in our interest to attract individuals with an interest in rural regions to participate in the first-run of our course. We would greatly appreciate if you could distribute and promote our MOOC onto your networks for anyone interested.


Cities Forum 2023 – Upcoming

The 5th edition of Cities Forum will be held in Torino, Italy from 16 to 17 March 2023. The event brings together key urban stakeholders at European, national, regional and local levels who are committed to a green and just future of cities. Discover what’s next in sustainable urban development...


New EURA Institutional Members

Welcome new institutional members! We are glad to announce the two most recent members of our community: the Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and METREX, The Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas. Learn more about the work they have been developing...

Urban Research & Practice – Volume 16, Issue 1

First 2023 issue of the EURA journal Urban Research & Practice has been published. Now available Volume 16, Issue 1, March 2023. Read more and browse the EURA journal! Consider publishing with us by submitting an article! Visit Taylor & Francis Online.

#51 New perspectives for energy in cities

According to UN Habitat, urban areas consume 75% of total energy consumption and are responsible for around 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions. This is because all of the major urban infrastructures are highly energy-dependent: water supply, treatment and waste water disposal, transportation and communication infrastructures, intricate webs of food and material supply, waste disposal, and energy supply itself...

EURA Working Group on Urban Regeneration – Call for membership

New EURA Working Group on Urban Regeneration is looking for members! The WG wished to give place to an academic debate aimed to focus the discussion on crucial issues with regard urban regeneration. For this purpose, we will adopt an approach that sees urban regeneration as a policy field with a great potential to address local and global challenges. Please sent an expression of interest to Karsten Zimmermann (karsten.zimmermann@tu-dortmund.de) or Sonia de Gregorio Hurtado (sonia.degregorio@upm.es) by the 31st of March 2023.

IGU CDES 2023 Conference – Call for papers

The IGU CDES 2023 Conference will take place at Bern, Switzerland between 13-15 September 2023. The topic is «Rethinking the Economic Geography of Smaller Urban Places: Transformation and Well-Being in Small and Medium-Sized Towns» and the call for papers is open until 15 May 2023. The event is organised by the Institute of Geography & Center for Regional Economic Development, University of Bern, Switzerland and the Anton Melik Geographical Institute, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia (EURA Institutional Member).

IFHP Summer School 2023 – Call for applications

The IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School is based on an intensive workshop that includes hands-on collaboration with diverse actors, such as professional designers and planners, stakeholders, and activists. This year, the workshop is organized in Pori, a coastal city in southwestern Finland.

#52 Solidarism and the city: let a thousand publics bloom

Swedish democracy is heading towards grimmer days. The political direction of the new conservative government of 2022, supported by the radical nationalist “Sweden democrats” sprung out of a neo-Nazi-party in the 1990’s, has a knife tip aimed towards migrants and multicultural society. Many fear that the main attack is against our egalitarian welfare model ...

Urban Research & Practice – Volume 16, Issue 2

Second 2023 issue of the EURA journal Urban Research & Practice has just been published. Now available Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2023. Read more and browse the EURA journal! Consider publishing with us by submitting an article! Visit Taylor & Francis Online.

New EURA Working Groups

We are glad to announce the launch of two new EURA Working Groups! «Municipal Councillors in Europe» and «Urban Regeneration». Browse our website to find out more about the goals and members that will take part of the working groups. If you happen to have an idea for a working group, we remind you that we have an open call for new proposals! For more information contact the EURA secretariat.

#53 Voluntary merger of municipalities and cities in Croatia

In many countries, policymakers are focussing on administrative-territorial reforms in order to improve the effectiveness of local governance. Some have reduced the number of municipalities through mergers. A voluntary merger is when central government provides the legal framework for the merger but leaves local authorities to negotiate and propose new boundaries. This is a "bottom-up" process and ...

EURA WG on Urban Regeneration – Launch meeting

On Wednesday 17 May 2023 took place the kick-off online meeting of the EURA Working Group on Urban Regeneration. During the event, the working group members were given the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss what emerging topics could be dealt with. Participants are both EURA members and scholars new to the association, to whom EURA wishes a warm welcome!


UR&P Journal – Editorial Team Meeting, Budapest

The editors of UR&P met in Budapest for a productive meeting on May 20th. During the event the editors reviewed the journal's publishing report of 2023 that revealed an overall increase in downloads, an improvement on processing times, an increase in number of papers published in Open Access and a better impact factor. EURA and the UR&P Editorial board are grateful to Iván Tosics and the Metropolitan Research Institute for hosting the activity.

#54 The City of Reykjavík as an urban development toolbox: a glance at EURA2023

This EURA conversation reflects on the upcoming annual EURA conference to be held in Reykjavík, Iceland. The title of the conference is “the European city: A practice of resilience in the face of an uncertain future”. The conference will take place during ...