A key element of UrbanA is the organization of four co-creative spaces, known as Arena events, during the course of the project.
At the Arenas city-makers and city-thinkers from across Europe and across disciplines come together to connect with one another, to reflect on the urban knowledge that research projects have already identified, and to generate promising approaches to the creation of sustainable, inclusive and thriving cities.
Each Arena event was planned to take place in one of four different cities – Rotterdam, Barcelona, Berlin and Brussels – and to focus on a specific theme.
Arena #4, ‘Policy Action for Sustainable and Just Cities’ will be held on 30th September & 1st October 2021. It is planned as a hybrid event in Brussels.
Arena #1 took place in Rotterdam, whilst Arena #2, planned for Barcelona, was hosted online due to the pandemic. Arena #3, the ‘Berlin’ Arena was also held online. See below for reports of all three events.