UrbanA Community of Practice

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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. It is based mainly on knowledge generated in EU-funded projects and touches on fast changing fields. As such, this page makes no claims of authoritative completeness and welcomes your suggestions.

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)

A Community of Practice


What is the UrbanA Community of Practice

Like any CoP, 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