Building the Sustainable Future Together!
Join Europe’s Community of Solution Providers and Sustainability Professionals
With Eurbanlab we take a collaborative approach. We develop local and international partnerships with network organisations, industry leaders, solution providers and sustainable construction professionals.
Through partnerships, we create a leading international network that enables the harvesting, sharing and exploitation of knowledge, ideas and experiences, on the design, planning and delivery of sustainable urban innovations. By combining relevant stakeholders and networks such as Climate-KIC, Construction21 and World Cities Network, we connect people and ideas, enable innovators and problem-owners to accelerate sustainable urban development.
Our members participate in a pre-competitive space in which businesses and public authorities are involved in a learning community leading to improved mutual understanding .
Participants in the Eurbanlab Community have the opportunity to increase their understanding of the various European contexts of urban (re)development processes and expand their networks in the private, public and academic sectors.
The diversity of Eurbanlab Community members helps to facilitate ‘cross-overs’ between experts from different sectors and professions to stimulate innovation and new business models. Insight in success factors of urban innovations through mutual learning from the assessments.
Our current community members include the following organisations from the public and private sectors, SME’s and research institutions, all focused on designing, planning and delivering systemic urban innovations. Any organisations involved in urban innovations can become a member and will receive a range of membership benefits.
Collecting, sharing and exploiting knowledge, ideas and experiences, together!
Construction21 is a collaborative platform dedicated to building professionals, to help them discover and develop new ways of sustainable building. Initially developed with the support of European Union (IEE project), Construction21 platforms are managed by non-profit and academic organizations closely linked to building sector in each country.
In 2012 Construction21 launched six national platforms in France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Spain. They are linked together via a central platform in English connected to BUILD UP, the European Commission website dedicated to Energy efficiency in buildings. Direct links allow each user to easily access information from the different platforms developed by each country proceeding from other countries.
From 2013, Construction21 began to spread throughout Europe and other continents and already covers Belgium, Luxemburg and Morrocco and, coming soon. Algeria. Brazil and China should be the next countries to open. The organisations aims to 50 platforms across the world by 2020.
Eurbanlab has partnered with World Cities Network to increase the reach of innovative ideas and solutions for our Community members! By becoming an Eurbanlab partner, you will automatically join the special interest group on ‘Accelerating Urban Innovation’ in the World Cities Network.
World Cities Network (WCN) is an independent network of cities, private sector companies, and NGO organisations. Supporters have been assembled around this mission since 2012 to make cities more resilient and sustainable. There is a focus on bringing property, infrastructure, and technology organisations together in order to find creative ways to help cities evolve. WCN convenes its network around key themes with facilitated meetings that seek to achieve practical solutions for city members’ needs and opportunities.
As part of the programme, WCN runs special interest groups on specific issues and opportunities that have been identified by its members. These groups comprise of 20-25 multi-sector leaders who meet regularly over a year with input invited international guests. Through these focused groups WCN aims to influence its wider network and partners to achieve action.
The Eurbanlab Special Interest Group on ‘Accelerating Urban Innovation’ will gather European public and private sector leaders to build upon our collective knowledge of delivering innovative projects that improve the urban environment. We will focus on identifying specific actions, developments, and organisations that are delivering low carbon solutions to urban living.
The group will make use of and build upon Eurbanlab’s suite of tools and extensive library of innovations. The group will meet together during 2015 over several sessions of roundtables, workshops, and dinner debates to share, explore, and determine ways to unblock barriers, and accelerate action across cities and regions. Our collective aim is spur on more projects through:
Contact us for more information on joining the Eurbanlab Community and the Special Interest Group at World Cities Network.