The framework is based around four “urban images” namely
Entrepreneurial City 2050 (Transforming urban areas in Europe
as hubs of innovation and creativity), Connected City 2050
(Realizing eco-friendly and intelligent intra- and inter-urban
transport and logistic systems), Pioneer City 2050
(Ensuring social cohesion, integration) and Live City 2050
(Reducing the ecological footprint and enhancing climate
neutrality), each highlighting the strategic dimensions of the
initiative. From these three research issues have been
Urban Megatrends, Urban Networks and Connectivity
Socio-ecological Sustainability of City Systems.
For each of these issues a number of research themes and
illustrative research questions have been defined,
providing a clear overview of the broad scope of the JPI.
During the seminar three additional “experimental”
projects were introduced. The first relates to monitoring
and information systems and the drivers of long term
urban developments, the second to behavior,
technology and planning in urban patterns, and the
third to resilience, efficiency and social participation in
cities as a response to new challenges.
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