UrbanA Berlin Arena

18 - 19 March 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
- online

The UrbanA Berlin Arena will bring people together to explore governance arrangements for sustainable and just cities. We will learn and get inspired together with practitioners from Berlin and other corners of Europe, specifically regarding how to organise for more sustainable and just cities, and how to best tackle inequality and exclusion.


  • Pre-arena event: 23 February 2021 (15:00–16:30 CET)
  • Berlin Arena event: 18-19 March 2021 (10:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:00 CET, on both days)

Applications are now open here.

Why apply? At the arena, you will engage in small groups with diverse practitioners and scholars from Berlin and across Europe to benefit from experiences in other cities. You will hear about how current initiatives in Berlin are struggling to achieve a more sustainable and just future, and how they have overcome some of the barriers they face. You will also have a chance to contribute to UrbanA’s findings on governance arrangements that support initiatives for #SustainableJustCities. We are keen to hear your thoughts on how these lessons can be translated from one city to another, and what kind of support you would need to establish more just sustainability policies and practices in your city.

The sessions in brief:

  1. Hear about justice oriented initiatives in Berlin, and compare them with your experiences in small working groups.
  2. Ask questions and exchange experiences in a small group with Berlin practitioners (optional).
  3. Hear about governance arrangements that have helped just sustainability initiatives across Europe and explore how to apply these in your context together with other city-makers.
  4. Hear what social scientists have to say about learning between cities and discuss its challenges with other city makers. What kind of support could help you to learn from experiences in other cities?
  5. Join us in formulating a common call for action to diverse policy makers to help us with making our cities more sustainable and just. Plus, get a glimpse of future activities of the UrbanA network.

You will also get the chance to mingle with other city-makers and city-thinkers in the virtual lounge area, or at private booths, and optionally meet other members of the UrbanA network from your city for an informal chat.

For details on the Application Process, please see the information sheet here.

To apply, please click here.