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Cities Forum 2023

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy organises the 5th edition of CITIES FORUM in Torino from 16 to 17 March 2023. The event brings together key urban stakeholders at European, national, regional and local levels who are committed to green and just future of cities.

ICE agency and the Italian embassy in Mozambique present the workshop: Design quality and energy sustainability

The event focus on the role of Made in Italy and the relevance of supporting energy efficiency and sustainability. Six key speakers will share their knowledge and expertise focusing on academic and industrial points of view. Professor Croci will present an analysis of the role of energy efficiency in the building decarbonization process at the global level.

Students Reinventing Cities - Global competition

After the success of the past edition, C40 has launched a new round of Students Reinventing Cities in 12 cities globally. Students Reinventing Cities provides a unique opportunity for academics and students to collaborate with global cities to imagine a more sustainable and inclusive urban future. Flyover Corvetto is the proposed site for Milan. 


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The Role of Urban Research: Opening, Mediating, and Facilitating Pathways in Times of Multiple Crises

The EU Mission agenda objective of delivering 100 climate–neutral and smart cities and the DUT Transition Pathways (TP) agenda have responded to a strong need to accelerate processes of urban transition through transnational research and innovation projects with and for EU cities through actualizing a model of collaboration and partnership.

Urban Regeneration in the MOOC directed by Edoardo Croci

The Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) "Sustainable urban regeneration" is now available for free on Coursera platform. Through 5 teaching modules, Professor Edoardo Corci and SUR Lab researchers will explore different aspects related to urban regeneration with a multidisciplinary and international approach. 
Several outside guests participate in class discussions, including academics and policymakers. The MOOC was implemented with the support of Sur Lab partners Hines, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milanosesto and Prelios.

COP-27 takeaways and results

Global leaders gathered for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022. Professor Croci, SUR Lab Director, talks about COP-27 main results and how governments' decisions will generate impacts on the environment, the economy and society taking into consideration the Paris Agreement commitments in terms of CO2 emissions reduction.

The interview by IMQ eAmbiente is available here.

Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference

The acceleration of climate change poses relevant challenges to cities and requires their transformation to respond to future conditions and needs. Urban regeneration, fostering compact, mixed-use, sustainable mobility, and reuse and conversion to energy-efficient buildings can trigger substantial transformations by providing effective solutions toward making cities more resilient acting in key dimensions of urban sustainable development.

The video of the event organized by the SUR Lab Bocconi University and cambiaMO | changing Mobility with UN-Habitat is available here.

The Sustainable urban regeneration corse (2022-2023 A.Y.) will start Monday 5th

The course aims to explore sustainable urban regeneration processes considering all dimensions involved with an integrated and multidisciplinary framework approach.

Students will acquire and apply the latest knowledge involved in regenerating urban areas. Furthermore, the course will include several guest speakers from international organizations and the SUR Lab partners.

LA METROPOLI DEI QUARTIERI conversazioni sulla rigenerazione urbana

Milano Urban Center invites all for two days of debate on city regeneration intending to promote innovative solutions for the future of Milan. 

On the 4th of July, professor Croci, SUR Lab director, will attend the first event on "CITTÀ RESPONSABILI, Strumenti e traiettorie per affrontare i disequilibri sociali ed ambientali".

Environmental Social Governance criteria for Sustainable Urban Regeneration - World Urban Forum and SUR Lab event

Urban regeneration is a central topic in both developing and developed countries to bring new life into urban areas and activate new functions and services. The event focuses on the international action to integrate urban regeneration into ecological transition processes, also in light of recovery policies and innovative approaches and practices by institutional and business actors in the sector.