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"European research, sustainable cities. A brokerage process" by Birgit Georgi, European Environment Agency

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"European research, sustainable cities. A brokerage process" by Birgit Georgi, European Environment Agency

  1. 1. European research sustainable cities A brokerage processBirgit GeorgiEuropean Environment AgencyNewcastle, 14 April 2010
  2. 2. Urban research in the EU…
  3. 3. What remains ?
  4. 4. ?What are the problems
  5. 5. Much information and many tools Do cities find the right ones?
  6. 6. How is research done?often in parallel
  7. 7. Asymmetries Policy, research administrationAnalysis Institutional decision Expert supportRisks Avoided AcceptedTime Policy cycle Anticipation (2-8 years) (10-100 years)
  8. 8. Needs Start with analysing the problem and not with developing a ‘solution’!
  9. 9. Translation
  10. 10. Adaptation
  11. 11. Ownership ?
  12. 12. Process cycle applying improving learning
  13. 13. What is EEA’s role ?
  14. 14. our mission … “The European Environment Agency is the EU body dedicated to providing sound, independent information on the environment.”
  15. 15. our clients … Institutions and governments European Commission, Parliament, Council, EEA member countries Influencers NGOs, business, media, advisory groups, scientists, debaters General public
  16. 16. What is EEA’s role ? Research ResearchCities countries DG Env
  17. 17. What do our clients want toknow?
  18. 18. new in 2010
  19. 19. What do our clients want toknow?What should we make them aware?
  20. 20. Framework WHAT IF… Diagnoses Nowcasting Policy context CO2 Rain Modelling Modelling Indicator-based Assess Symptoms analysis Explore condition and Forest response Birds trends options Evaluation ResponsesSource: Winograd, 2009
  21. 21. SymptomsChanges: Agriculture Forests Urban Fragmentation Protected
  22. 22. What if … +10 points +5 Corilis 2000 points Urban sprawl in the countryside 10 100
  23. 23. … and with flood risks Corilis c1 + 10 Corilis c1 + 5 points (Urban) points
  24. 24. Participation and exchange
  25. 25. Networking
  26. 26. IUMEIntegrated Urban Monitoring in EuropeCombining European data sources and approaches data questions system
  27. 27. Research for sustainable cities Networking is key !Birgit Georgi - European Environment Agency

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