The URP2020 conference aims at developing new urban-rural imaginaries, integrating strategies and projects that explore present and future potentials in terms of sustainability and resilience. The conference brings together and connects recent scientific insights and enlightening experiences of on-going projects in practice. It stimulates learning on various levels, i.e. from the local level via entire regions to the broader European understanding of integrated urban-rural development.
The URP2020 conference “Sustainable and Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships” draws specific attention to closing the gap between available scientific knowledge on the one hand and decision making in practice on the other. We offer a forum for exchange and support the co-design of ideas to tackle the challenges listed above.
By focusing on sustainable and resilient urban-rural partnerships, the international URP2020 conference contributes to the implementation of key elements of the revised Leipzig Charter, which will be signed by the European ministers responsible for urban and regional planning during their meeting in Leipzig, 30th November and 1st December 2020.