Accelerating Urban Innovations
Written by 17 October 2014on
World Cities Network is delighted to announce a collaboration with Eurbanlab. Eurbanlab is a European Union funded urban innovation project that has been developing tools to improve the replication of innovative and carbon reducing developments in the built environment.
"We are excited about the relationship with Eurbanlab as their tools provide our partners with the ability to find innovative ideas from right across Europe and to use a methodology for assessing how a future project or an existing project makes an impact on a city." Brian Kilkelly
Eurbanlab has created a library of over 200 innovative projects, developed an assessment methodology and tool set for looking at the overall project impact (including the ease of propagation) and assembled a powerful community of experts.
On the 25th and 26th of November, World Cities Network will support the inaugural Eurbanlab Community conference – ‘Accelerate 2014’. During the Accelerate conference, ideas will be shared and tools will be explored for accelerating urban innovation across Europe with the ultimate aim of achieving a faster transition to low carbon cities. There will be opportunities to meet individuals and organisations that have been developing the Eurbanlab model as well as experts working with other approaches.
Participants will be able to learn how organisations or projects can benefit from access to the largest European library of urban innovation, an expert network, and a tool that can assess metropolitan scale projects on a broad basis. There is also the opportunity to learn how your innovative projects can be improved and replicated across Europe.
Paris: November 25-26, 2014
The event will take place in La Halle Pajol, a fascinating redeveloped mixed-use site in Paris. Several speeches will be held over two days, and subjects such as collaboration, zero carbon communities and smart and open approaches will be discussed. The first day will include panel and group discussions, networking reception, and an informal dinner.