CLOSER CITIES

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 Practice

On this part of the platform: concrete examples of urban projects, covering a wide range of different areas. They are submitted by researchers, social entrepreneurs, people who work for local government authorities, and so on. It’s a place to find inspiration; perhaps there’s information that could be applied to your own city!

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climate adaptation and resilience COVID-19

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built environment COVID-19 participation safety and security social well-being

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built environment equality jobs logistics and transport mobility safety and security social well-being sustainability

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.

Five questions
Robert Dur
built environment ,
participation ,
safety and security ,
sustainability
Jan Fransen
Five questions
Jan Fransen
COVID-19 ,
participation
Paula Nagler
Five questions
Paula Nagler
entrepreneurship ,
equality ,
jobs ,
poverty

The latest added cases

Added on 21-08-2020
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food jobs sustainability

Added on 30-07-2020
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built environment sustainability

Added on 29-07-2020
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climate adaptation and resilience diversity entrepreneurship logistics and transport participation social well-being

Added on 28-07-2020
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equality health participation social well-being

Added on 26-07-2020
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built environment climate adaptation and resilience COVID-19 education equality food health participation poverty safety and security social well-being youth/children

Added on 21-07-2020
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COVID-19 equality food health participation poverty social well-being

Added on 21-07-2020
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built environment COVID-19 participation safety and security social well-being

Added on 20-07-2020
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built environment COVID-19 education equality food health participation poverty safety and security social well-being

Added on 17-07-2020
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climate adaptation and resilience culture diversity events food participation social well-being

Added on 17-07-2020
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built environment climate adaptation and resilience culture events participation social well-being sustainability

Added on 17-07-2020
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built environment COVID-19 equality events food housing participation poverty safety and security social well-being

Added on 15-07-2020
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built environment COVID-19 culture energy equality events participation social well-being sustainability

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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Cases in the spotlight

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built environment COVID-19 participation safety and security social well-being

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COVID-19 education equality food health housing jobs poverty social well-being sustainability youth/children

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climate adaptation and resilience social well-being sustainability

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built environment climate adaptation and resilience education events housing participation safety and security sustainability youth/children

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