[Re]connecting Regions: Rural-Urban Cooperation Challenges and Pathways Forward

8th Informed Cities Forum

2 - 3 April 2020
Lucca, Italy- Palazzo Ducale

Each Informed Cities Forum is rooted in the reality of a specific city, placing local challenges and solutions in the European context. The 2020 edition, which is set to take place on 2-3 April 2020, in Lucca (Italy), takes one step further and looks beyond city boundaries to [re]connect regions, with stronger linkages and better governance between rural and urban areas.

Through a series of plenary sessions, workshops, and living labs, forum participants will actively explore how strong, mutually-supportive connections between rural and urban areas can:

  • help realise more sustainable food systems,
  • foster new business models and labour markets,
  • overcome public infrastructure and social services delivery challenges,
  • integrate ecosystem services, and
  • strengthen cultural connections.

The 8th Informed Cities Forum will be co-hosted by the Province of Lucca as part of the ROBUST project and will share some of the best urban-rural experiences in northwest Tuscany.

For more information about the conference and how to register, click here.