Countless great urban initiatives worldwide deserve more attention than they currently receive. Others could benefit from learning about these urban projects. 

This is what CLOSER CITIES is all about: an international research initiative with a focus on how to make optimal use of all urban expertise available around the world. We welcome you to be part of this ambitious and exciting journey!

  • science-based & pragmatic
  • co-created with partners
  • non-profit & anyone can take part

Urban Science

Scientific reflections, interviews, articles. What do scientists think about sharing urban knowledge? What are the factors that stimulate or hinder knowledge-sharing? What is the impact of the local context? Researchers give their opinions on the results of big data analyses of the cases.

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Urban projects, shared with the world:

Discover the projects from all around the world that could make a difference in your city.

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