The SUSTAIN Project has been included in a selection of recent Erasmus Mundus Action 3 projects with a "good level of sustainability and high importance to activities under Erasmus+." Erasmus+ is the European Union programme which supports projects, partnerships, events and mobility in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) has contributed in the new UN Habitat publication, "Sustainable Urbanization in the Paris Agreement", a comparative review of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Urban Content".
The RESILIENT CITIES Book Series aims to analyse the challenges faced by cities and provide an up-to-date body of knowledge, including a systematic collection of global cutting-edge best practices, fundamental to managing the urban transition toward resilience.
The best practices will be collected and analysed following a common format, enabling the reader to understand the solutions adopted and clearly highlighting the parameters and possibilities for replication and up-scaling. The best practices are taken from a global city base including, Barcelona, Medellin, Adelaide, Copenhagen, Seoul, and Accra.
Last week, SUSTAIN in collaboration with its sponsors welcomed academics, professionals and students to its Sustainable Cities Conference at the Erasmus University.
The two day conference aimed to discuss and debate what skills, competencies and tools are required to shape the cities of the future as well the responsibilities of educators, students and professionals in these circumstances. The symposium also intended to celebrate the inter-university facilitation of knowledge sharing and international collaboration initiated by SUSTAIN in this important and motivating field.
The SUSTAIN e-learning course on transition management in and for cities, which was organized by the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), took place from March until June 2016. The objective of the course was to convey a comprehensive understanding about complex urban sustainability challenges and the perspective of urban transitions thinking as well as practical guidelines and tools – including critical perspectives about the process and outcomes – to enable the participants to apply transition management in and for cities.