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This page is part of an ongoing, open-ended online collaborative database, which collects relevant approaches that can be used by city-makers to tackle unsustainability and injustice in cities. This page makes no claims of authoritative completeness and welcomes your suggestions.  
 
This page is part of an ongoing, open-ended online collaborative database, which collects relevant approaches that can be used by city-makers to tackle unsustainability and injustice in cities. This page makes no claims of authoritative completeness and welcomes your suggestions.  
  
== What is a Community of Practice (CoP) ==
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== What is a Community of Practice (CoP)? ==
  
 
A [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_practice Community of Practice] is a group of people who shares and interests and learns together how such an interest. Like any other community of practice, the UrbanA CoP has the three main elements:
 
A [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_practice Community of Practice] is a group of people who shares and interests and learns together how such an interest. Like any other community of practice, the UrbanA CoP has the three main elements:
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'''What the community undertakes together''' – ongoing engagement in UrbanA through the four Arena events, Arena side events and other project activities.
 
'''What the community undertakes together''' – ongoing engagement in UrbanA through the four Arena events, Arena side events and other project activities.
  
== Who is part of the UrbanA Community of Practice ==
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== Who is part of the UrbanA Community of Practice? ==
  
 
The structure of the UrbanA CoP can be represented as a series of concentric circles, each indicating different levels of engagement (see picture).
 
The structure of the UrbanA CoP can be represented as a series of concentric circles, each indicating different levels of engagement (see picture).
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UrbanA Community Conversations are interactive webinars occurring every 2/3 weeks during the duration of the UrbanA project (2019 - 2021) focusing on urban justice and sustainability. These webinars as well as UrbanA tools, reports, podcasts and blogs, all to be collated on the UrbanA website, are developed together by the UrbanA consortium and the wider UrbanA CoP members, with the final aim to build a stronger community.  
 
UrbanA Community Conversations are interactive webinars occurring every 2/3 weeks during the duration of the UrbanA project (2019 - 2021) focusing on urban justice and sustainability. These webinars as well as UrbanA tools, reports, podcasts and blogs, all to be collated on the UrbanA website, are developed together by the UrbanA consortium and the wider UrbanA CoP members, with the final aim to build a stronger community.  
  
== How can you join the UrbanA Community of Practice ==
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== How can you join the UrbanA Community of Practice? ==
  
 
'''Become a member of our [https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13794274/ UrbanA CoP LinkedIn group]'''. There we share anything relevant to our community and we initiate discussions.  
 
'''Become a member of our [https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13794274/ UrbanA CoP LinkedIn group]'''. There we share anything relevant to our community and we initiate discussions.  

Revision as of 10:49, 31 March 2020

The UrbanA Community of Practice (CoP) is an open network of individuals committed to taking constructive action on urban social inequality and ecological unsustainability in the ambition to create more just and sustainable cities.

This page is part of an ongoing, open-ended online collaborative database, which collects relevant approaches that can be used by city-makers to tackle unsustainability and injustice in cities. This page makes no claims of authoritative completeness and welcomes your suggestions.

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

A Community of Practice is a group of people who shares and interests and learns together how such an interest. Like any other community of practice, the UrbanA CoP has the three main elements:

A shared interest – in this case justice and sustainability in cities.

A community that shares this interest – all active participants in, contributors to and followers of the project.

What the community undertakes together – ongoing engagement in UrbanA through the four Arena events, Arena side events and other project activities.

Who is part of the UrbanA Community of Practice?

The structure of the UrbanA CoP can be represented as a series of concentric circles, each indicating different levels of engagement (see picture).

The UrbanA CoP is sustained on an ongoing basis by targeted communications activities and social learning processes.

UrbanA Community Conversations are interactive webinars occurring every 2/3 weeks during the duration of the UrbanA project (2019 - 2021) focusing on urban justice and sustainability. These webinars as well as UrbanA tools, reports, podcasts and blogs, all to be collated on the UrbanA website, are developed together by the UrbanA consortium and the wider UrbanA CoP members, with the final aim to build a stronger community.

How can you join the UrbanA Community of Practice?

Become a member of our UrbanA CoP LinkedIn group. There we share anything relevant to our community and we initiate discussions.

Join our UrbanA Community Conversations on Zoom. These are not classic “only-listen-webinars”, the participatory component is essential to us: we want to give as much space as possible to questions, comments and exchange. You can find on our Twitter account the last updates on when the next webinar takes place.

Contribute to the Wiki on Just and Sustainable cities. Together we have created the Wiki on Just and Sustainable cities important part of UrbanA’s knowledge commons. Anytime you want, you can create a Wiki account, and contribute to this knowledge! Read this call for co-creation to know more.

Subscribe to our newsletter. We won’t spam you. We send a newsletter every couple of months as a recap to UrbanA’s most important updates. Subscribe here and see here the past newsletter.

Follow our social & multimedia. You find us on Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Youtube and we have a lot of good content on our website too. The you find our podcasts, our publications, and our news blogs - all about urban justice and sustainability.