UrbanA Berlin Arena

At the arena, you will engage in small groups with diverse practitioners and scholars from Berlin and across Europe to benefit from experiences made in other cities. You will hear about how current initiatives in Berlin are struggling to achieve a more sustainable and just future, and how they have overcome some of the barriers they face. You will also have a chance to contribute to UrbanA’s findings on governance arrangements that support initiatives for #sustainablejustcities. We are keen to hear your thoughts on how these lessons can be translated from one city to another, and what kind of support you would need for establishing more just sustainability policies and practices in your city.


The Schedule in Brief

What kinds of governance arrangements enable sustainable and just cities?

Day 1, March 18, 2021:

Session 1
Hear about justice oriented initiatives in Berlin, and compare them with your experiences in small working groups.

Session 2
Ask questions and exchange experiences in a small group with Berlin practitioners (optional).

Session 3
Hear about governance arrangements that have helped just sustainability initiatives across Europe and explore how to apply these in your context together with other city-makers.

Day 2, March 19, 2021:

Session 4
Hear what social scientists have to say about learning between cities and discuss its challenges with other city makers. What kind of support could help you to learn from experiences made in other cities?

Session 5
Join us in formulating a common call for action to diverse policy makers to help us with making our cities more sustainable and just. Get a glimpse of future activities of the UrbanA network.

For details of the Application Process please see the information sheet here.