DUT Conference 2024 – Driving Urban Transitions through Joint Action

DUT conference

Join us in Brussels 10-12 April 2024, as we gather urban leaders, practitioners, researchers, investors, and visionaries at the forefront of sustainable urban transitions. The Driving Urban Transitions (DUT), a European Partnership committed to supporting cities in their journey to become sustainable, resilient, and inclusive, invites you to be part of the journey!

Date: 10-12 April 2024
Location: Area 42 | Rue des Palais 46, Brussels

Registration opens 18 December

Three Days of Boosting Urban Transformations

  • DUT’s biennial policy conference with DUT open area and festival
  • AGORA Strategic Dialogue: Empowering urban futures: bridging policy, innovation, and local action
  • DUT Call 2022 projects kick-off event (by invitation only)

Programme Highlights

  • Discover the key instruments deployed by the DUT Partnership to amplify the impact of research and innovation.
  • Learn from cities at the forefront of implementing the 15-minute City, Circular Urban Economies, and Positive Energy Districts strategies.
  • Be inspired by Urban Doers and novel approaches in projects financed by DUT.

Conversations on:

  • How do we ensure urban transitions are sustainable, resilient, and inclusive?
  • Moving from talk to action: learning from mistakes and implementing evidenced based solutions.
  • Identifying the drivers of urban transitions now and in the future.

Translating Global Strategies into Local Action

The DUT Partnership is an intergovernmental research and innovation funding initiative of 28 European countries. DUT is committed to addressing urban challenges and contributing to the European Mission of climate-neutral cities, the European Green Deal, and the Urban Agenda for the EU.

With less than six years left to go until 2030, the DUT Conference 2024 will bring together a multitude of stakeholders for collaborative learning and action, fostering discussions on the essential next steps at the global, national, and local levels to strengthen the dynamics of the transition.

Join us in addressing the challenges and in delivering on the promises of research and innovation in a mission-oriented context.

We are looking forward to plenty of opportunities for interactions among speakers and participants, and the DUT partners.

Target Audience

We welcome everyone active and interesed in urban transitions and how to take use of research and innovation in local urban transformation. This includes urban policy makers, city administration, practitioners and local initiatives, private business, academia, civil society, national agencies, and European institutions.

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