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Opportunity profile: The art of urban regeneration


Researchers needed to team up with artists and designers on future of European cities

Across Europe, there are several programmes aiming to improve cities’ resilience to a changing climate and ensure that urban areas keep up with the needs of their citizens. JPI Urban Europe, an intergovernmental initiative set up in 2010 to bring together research on improving 21st-century urban life, is one of them.

Opened under the JPI Urban Europe programme, one funding scheme is exploring how art and design are vital in the transition to more sustainable living. The scheme, called Building transformation capacity through arts and design: Unlocking the full potential for urban transitions, is looking for a consortia of researchers, designers and others to explore the role of art and design in urban change. Funding is available to eligible organisations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden, but those in other countries are able to participate.

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