Transitions towards sustainable and livable urban futures


Update of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda & Insights from the 4CITIES – JPI Urban Europe Workshop on May 22nd, 2018

Around 13 master students from the Joint Master in Urban Studies (4CITIES, see: met Johannes Riegler, officer for stakeholder involvement at JPI Urban Europe, to discuss and update the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The results from discussions and roleplays will be included in the development process for the SRIA of JPI Urban Europe which will highlight the research and innovation priorities and frameworks for transnational projects in the years 2020+.

For more information on the Joint Programming Initiative JPI Urban Europe:

Download the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda:

For JPI Urban Europe projects in which the Department of Geography and Regional Research has been involved, see:

Johannes Riegler, a graduated MSc from the 4CITIES joint master (2011), is in charge for stakeholder involvement at JPI Urban Europe. He moderated and listened to the critiques and ideas on sustainable urban development by the current 4CITIES students (cohort 10). To the left: Sandra Guinand, urban geographer and SNF/FNS-fellow at University of Vienna. (Picture: Y. Franz, 2018).
4CITIES students develop the SRIA further by asking critically: who is involved, why at which spatial scales for what purpose? (Picture: Y. Franz, 2018).
If you had just one wish for sustainable urban development in Europe, what would it be? One wish? Many wishes! (Picture: Y. Franz, 2018).
We learned from the 4CITIES students: small-steps towards sustainability in urban development are crucial. However, what is missing: A clear vision how we would like to develop as a global society. (Picture: Y. Franz, 2018).