NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES
The integrated approach of Urban Sustainable Development through the implementation of Horizon/Europe2020
May 6-9, 2014
Reggio di Calabria
The integrated approach of Urban Sustainable Development through the implementation of Horizon/Europe2020" (ISTH2020) is part of The CLUDs project - funded by the Seventh Framework Programme, IRSES, Marie Curie action - and the LaborEst research activities on urban dynamics within metropolitan scenarios.
ISTH2020 is promoted by the LaborEst (Evaluation and Economic Appraisal Lab) and CLUDs (Commercial Local Urban Districts) Research Lab, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) with the aim to receive contributions from national and international scientific community on integrated development strategies and research in metropolitan contexts according to the directions of Europe 2020 and Horizon 2020.
The aims of the Symposium are:
1. Strengthening the international exchange in order to promote joint research activities according to the objectives of the 2014–2020 programming period.
2. Stimulating the debate on community engagement and new forms of public-private partnership within urban-rural networks and metropolitan areas.
3. Promoting an integrated approach through specialized inputs merging on the creation of strongly localized - and not generalized - interventions and actions, fostering a the bottom-up, rather than the “top-down” approach.
The conference aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences regarding to metropolitan dynamics and, more generally, to local development.
Should be an opportunity to form a permanent international network of research facilities.
The network, once established, will develop joint research programs for the period 2014-2020 and, in agreement with local governments, will contribute to the definition of operational programs.