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Consultation Workshop on Indian Stakeholder Interactive Platform
  • 2022-12-13
The consultation workshop (National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, 14 December 2022) aims at forming an effective national Stakeholder Interactive Platform (SIP) bringing different stakeholders for developing understanding, awareness and shared agendas. This workshop is designed to stimulate a healthy dialogue on the relevance of the approach for mainstreaming climate actions to ensure qualitative improvement of the education process & academic workflow support among universities & stakeholders across the partner countries.
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Special Issue in Sustainability journal on URGENT topics
  • 2022-12-05
The Special Issue ""Frontiers in Ecosystem Services: Planning the Changing Urban Landscapes" (editors, Viviana Pappalardo, Daniele La Rosa, University of Catania, Italy) aims to cover the latest frontiers in managing ecosystem services to support real-life decision-making processes at the levels of spatial planning, urban policymaking, and urban landscape design, in light of current challenges faced by cities worldwide. We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit original research articles, case studies, and critical essays on topics including, but not limited to, the following: New interdisciplinary and integrated analytical tools, spatially explicit methods, experimental and modeling approaches to investigate and address questions involving both ecosystem services and human well-being in urban areas; Green infrastructure planning “value” and its impact on health, social, economic, and environmental outcomes, including new framework and methods for monitoring the implementation of planning and policy tools at a local scale; Heuristic perspectives toward cross-boundary approaches and scaling of environmental problems and policies with a focus on urban landscapes; Advanced use of indicators of urban landscape sustainability policymaking to overcome limitations of comparative research and support field-based study, incorporating knowledge of the variability, thresholds, drivers, and cross-scale linkages of ecosystems’ functions and services relevant to the well-being of urban dwellers; Planning regimes’ strengths and weaknesses to realize opportunities in urban green infrastructure and ecosystem services in developing countries; Rethinking ecosystem services and trade-off for shrinking urban landscapes; Collaboration and policy co-production with communities in the use of spatial planning tools and urban design practice to promote sustainable neighborhoods; New frontiers in managing ecosystem services to increase urban climate and pandemic resilience according to different geographical and social contexts;  The complete call is available at: Sustainability | Special Issue : Frontiers in Ecosystem Services: Planning the Changing Urban Landscapes (mdpi.
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URBAN_learn launched in the user mode!
  • 2022-11-23
We have finished the development of the URGENT URBAN-learn collaborative learning platform that is fully available now in the user mode. The platform is the first stop for accessing URGENT curriculum deliverables and for sharing them between project partners.
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URGENT talk at Seminar organized by Polytechnic University Santa Maria (Chile)
  • 2022-09-26
  Dr. Daniele La Rosa (University of Catania) participated at the Seminar “Urban Climate and Environment” organized by the Polytechnic University Santa Maria (Chile) the last 26th of August with a invited talk on “Green Infrastructure for urban cooling: high-resolution scenarios based on urban morphology and environmental predictor model”.
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PhD opportunity in Italy
  • 2022-07-16
PhD opportunity in Italy   Dear Colleagues, I would like to bring your attention to the new Call for Applications for the PHD Program “Evaluation and mitigation of urban and territorial Risks” that has been just published, offering 8 scholarships for the 3 years PHD program. I believe it could be a nice opportunities for any student interested in the URGENT topics that would like to go for a PHD experience in Italy.
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The URGENT-Mongolia team has organized a consultation meeting
  • 2022-01-23
   The URGENT-Mongolia team has been organized “Urbanization and the environment – 2021: Issues and solutions” consultation meeting on December 16, 2021. The aim of the consultation meeting was hear, collect stakeholders idea on the following 6 sub-topics.
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URGENT Lecture Series
  • 2022-01-20
Urban Green in City Development Plans Speakers Shri Lovelesh Sharma (National Institute of Urban Affairs) Dr Neeru Bansal (CEPT University) Join with Google Meet https://meet. google.
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A video introduction on the URGENT project
  • 2022-01-02
For the ERASMUS DAY -2021, a video introduction of the URGENT project has been developed.  Thanks to a NUM colleague who always make very attractive videos. Link .
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An URGENT-relevant conference session and talk
  • 2021-12-20
An URGENT-relevant conference session and talk have been held on September 9th, 2021. .
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Seminar organised by the Estonian Ministry of Environment
  • 2021-12-20
An interesting seminar that is highly relevant to the URGENT project has been organised by the Estonian Ministry of Environment on June 3rd, 2021.     .
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Online event by Italian colleagues
  • 2021-12-20
An important online event that is highly relevant to our project has been shared and held by our Italian colleagues on April 28th, 2021.       .
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Inception seminar in Mongolia
  • 2021-12-20
The inception seminar of the URGENT project has been virtually organized on 23 April 2021. In total, 28 participants from 5 organizations joined the seminar, and 12 presentations were introduced. Several important topics, including the national management issue, course accreditation process, e-learning platform, e-course development, e-science, the partners' experience, and input to the project output have been discussed and agreed on several ways of efficient collaboration to the successful implementation of the project.
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Urban forest in Ulaanbaatar
  • 2021-12-20
The Ministry of Environment has reported that the Urban forest in Ulaanbaatar city will be opened in May of 2021. The Urban forest project is the joint implementation of Mongolia and Korea.
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The green city action plan of Ulaanbaatar
  • 2021-12-20
Ulaanbaatar is the first city in Asia to join the EBRD’s Green Cities. https://www. ebrdgreencities.
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A paper in the international scientific journal
  • 2021-12-20
Co-manager of the URGENT project, Anton Shkaruba and his colleagues just published a paper in the international scientific journal. The paper is very relevant to the project. Congratulations! Link .
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ERASMUS+ CBHE projects meeting
  • 2021-12-20
The European Union funded CBHE ERAMUS+ projects in Mongolia 2021 has been virtually organized on 19 March 2021. Mr. Traian HRISTEA, Ambassador, Head of European Union delegation in Mongolia, and Mrs.
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The training on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • 2021-06-21
The upcoming training on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) organised with joint efforts by the University of Bremen, University of Tartu, University of Catania, and University of Halle-Wittenberg. The training is part of the Erasmus+ Programme URGENT (Urban Resilience and Adaptation for India and Mongolia) and the Erasmus+ Programme MARE (Marine Coastal and Delta Sustainability for Southeast Asia).
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The URGENT kick-off online meeting
  • 2021-03-03
The URGENT kick-off online meeting was held between 10 and 12 March 2021 using ZOOM. All 15 partners of the URGENT project from 5 countries Germany, Italy, Estonia, Mongolia, and India, were participated and presented their organizations.
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The Grant holders meeting of ERASMUS+ CBHE
  • 2021-02-25
The Grant holder's meeting of ERASMUS+ Capacity Building in Higher Education has been virtually organized between 25 and 29 January 2021. Several important topics, including Capacity Building in Higher Education: Current and future prospective by Ralf Rahders Head of Unit, EACEA, Designing the future: role and responsibility of Higher Education Institutions by Prof.
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