JPI Urban Europe ENSUF Smart Shrinkage Solutions - Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe (3S RECIPE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Continuing Education

Abstract

Smart Shrinkage Solutions - Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe is a project that offers the best practice and most feasible solutions to the problem of urban shrinkage - a continuous population decline affecting more than 1,500 cities all over Europe. By learning from the experience of the cities that once were on the edge of an abyss but have bounced back to life, by sharing the key ingredients of their success across Europe and beyond, this project enables as many shrinking cities as possible to adapt, transform, and thrive in the face of continuously and often dramatically changing circumstances.

Planned Impact

i) Residents and communities: empowering residents and stakeholders to co-produce solutions
A core outcome is policies designed to increase economic and fiscal resilience, liveability and compact connected city outcomes - an inventory of potentially effective policy instruments for the creation of attractive and sustainable urban environments and the maintenance of vibrant local communities will be developed: The views of residents and communities will be sought through the local stakeholders' workshops in the seven 3S RECIPE cities; Webinars will include local residents and community representatives to capture the views of policy interventions designed to tackle shrinkage; A record of the webinars will be publish and podcasts made available on our dedicated webpage; Ongoing engagement and evaluation of 3S RECIPE solutions will be provided by (micro)blogging and online social media presence; Our partners have extensive experience of using art based approaches to community engagement a transportable exhibition space will be developed to engage communities with alternative interventions to tackle shrinkage innovatively; As part of our accredited postgraduate programmes in sustainable urban development, we will invite community representatives to share their experience of policies on shrinkage with other communities in the region.

ii) Practice and professionals: sharing ideas across the policy community
A core aim of 3S RECIPE is to calibrate policy solutions for different urban futures and trajectories, as delivering economically resilient, liveable and compact cities is highly dependent on context: We will use our policy networks at regional and national levels to host policy planning seminars with a focus on policy responses to shrinkage with the aim of developing outputs to be incorporated into guidance and continuing professional development to support planners, regeneration professionals and practitioners in addressing resilient solutions for shrinkage; Publication of at least two articles in the professional press (e.g, New Start, Planning Resource, The Planner) on resilience and planning for growth in the context of shrinkage; Work with urban regeneration companies, local enterprise partnerships, and regional development agencies in developing an understanding of resilience strategies by commissioning joint seminars hosted by the 3S RECIPE research organisations; Where relevant we will embed innovative solutions emerging from the project within the Knowledge Innovation Community issues of adaptability and resilience of cities through the Regional Knowledge Innovation Community and other pan-European and international platforms; Working with our international partners we will seek opportunities to promote a joint seminar on public policy implications of our foresight approach and policy innovation across the 3SRECIPE cities for resilience in China, Japan and elsewhere.

iii) Students and Researchers: teaching and training the place leaders of the future
As leading schools of geography, planning, and civil engineering, we have a responsibility for training and educating the future place makers and governance leaders: the mechanisms to engage residents and policymakers will be open to our postgraduate research and taught course student communities; theoretical and policy lessons will be utilised to inform postgraduate and undergraduate taught modules; students from our highly successful and accredited Masters programmes will go on to planning practice and our overseas students go on to senior positions in government and planning practice. Moreover, we will utilise our inventory of successful participatory planning mechanisms for generating urban resilience solutions in developing an inter-disciplinary focus on green infrastructure and Biophilic Cities. This will draw on the wider student community across Arts and Humanities, Natural, Applied, Interdisciplinary, and Social Sciences.

Publications

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Hochstenbach C (2019) Spatial housing market polarisation: National and urban dynamics of diverging house values in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

 
Title 3S RECIPE Final Conference - Andy Platt 
Description Politics and Governance in the Potteries 3S RECIPE Final Conference Presentation made by Cllr Andy Platt at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham UK, 17 March 2020 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 12 views during the first 9 months past release: 7 views on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evX8qS-VBJY and 5 views on 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/1KfWxolyDv4 
URL https://youtu.be/1KfWxolyDv4
 
Title 3S RECIPE Final Conference - Peter Lee 
Description Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together 3S RECIPE Final Conference Presentation made by Dr Peter Lee at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham UK, 17 March 2020 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 19 views during the first 9 months past release: 12 views on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOys6HbXNgg and 7 views on 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/bX29OpUBU54 
URL https://youtu.be/bX29OpUBU54
 
Title 3S RECIPE Final Conference - Vlad Mykhnenko 
Description Smart Shrinkage Solutions: Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe 3S RECIPE Final Conference Presentation made by Dr Vlad Mykhnenko at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham UK, 17 March 2020 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 136 views during the first 9 months past release: 104 views on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6pTO7u6UNo&t=16s and 32 views on 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/Cyf8frAm2pE 
URL https://youtu.be/Cyf8frAm2pE
 
Title 3S RECIPE Introduction 
Description Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko, Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development & Research Fellow, St. Peter's College Oxford, sets out the background to the 3S RECIPE research programme. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 79 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release. 
URL https://youtu.be/6D1Nx9ardRw
 
Title Le Havre Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Professor Emmanuèle Cunningham Sabot of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris talks about issues facing the city of Le Havre. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 1 view on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/xCxw_tVqe5I
 
Title Le Havre, France 
Description Professor Emmanuèle Cunningham Sabot of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris talks about issues facing the city of Le Havre. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 82 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/IEicvnTboIc
 
Title Lódz Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Dr. Szymon Marcinczak, Dr. Iwona Pielesiak, and Dr. Bartosz Bartosiewicz from University of Lódz discuss issues facing the city of Lódz. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 1 view on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/Ngi9XpdFgm8
 
Title Lódz, Poland 
Description Dr. Szymon Marcinczak, Dr. Iwona Pielesiak, and Dr. Bartosz Bartosiewicz from University of Lódz discuss issues facing the city of Lódz. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 44 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/aeS9tUji4Sk
 
Title Maastricht Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Jake Wiersma from the Municipality of Maastricht, joins Marco Bontje and Cody Hochstenbach from University of Amsterdam to discuss issues facing the city of Maastricht. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 1 view on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/HgUltnd6icE
 
Title Maastricht, Netherlands 
Description Jake Wiersma from the Municipality of Maastricht, joins Marco Bontje and Cody Hochstenbach from University of Amsterdam to discuss issues facing the city of Maastricht. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 34 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/Y1AOg8BawdM
 
Title Porto Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Dr Sílvia Ávila de Sousa and Dr Alberto Rodríguez-Barcón from the University of Porto discuss issues facing the city of Porto. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 2 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/IwjAA5IdGjY
 
Title Porto, Portugal 
Description Dr Sílvia Ávila de Sousa and Dr Alberto Rodríguez-Barcón from the University of Porto discuss issues facing the city of Porto. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 45views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/AKm57XGaoXs
 
Title Stoke Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Dr Peter Lee from University of Birmingham and Susan Clarke from B arts talk about issues facing the city of Stoke-on-Trent. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 4 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/cQ0byeKdzdk
 
Title Stoke-on-Trent, UK 
Description Dr Peter Lee from University of Birmingham and Susan Clarke from B arts talk about issues facing the city of Stoke-on-Trent. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 67 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/TW5u8B5Rjb8
 
Title Timi?oara Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Dr. Bogdan Nadolu and Dr. Melinda Dinca from West University of Timi?oara join Dr. Corina Raceanu from Intercultural Institute Timi?oara to talk about issues facing the city of Timi?oara. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 3 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/Tm_oU7igwsQ
 
Title Timi?oara, Romania 
Description Dr. Bogdan Nadolu and Dr. Melinda Dinca from West University of Timi?oara join Dr. Corina Raceanu from Intercultural Institute Timi?oara to talk about issues facing the city of Timi?oara. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 82 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/zb-91OZmr7c
 
Title Zonguldak Film with Portuguese Subtitles 
Description Dr. Guldem Ozatagan, an independent researcher joins Professor Ayda Eraydin from Middle East Technical University to discuss issues facing the city of Zonguldak. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact 8 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first month past release 
URL https://youtu.be/ZbqAf2CcIk4
 
Title Zonguldak, Turkey 
Description Dr. Guldem Ozatagan, independent researcher joins Professor Ayda Eraydin from Middle East Technical University to discuss issues facing the city of Zonguldak. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 130 views on the 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel in the first 5 months past release 
URL https://youtu.be/_mNDaTcKOYw
 
Description SUMMARY:
Urban shrinkage - urban population loss with its many ramifications - re-emerged as a societal problem in the latter half of the 20th century. Gradually, the issue of continuous population decline has become the new normal across Europe. A large number of urban areas - well over 1,500 municipalities across Europe alone - have found themselves amongst the cities losing population. Though the appearance of shrinkage is fairly universal - empty city-centre shops, falling property values, reduced town-centre vibrancy - causes for urban shrinkage can vary. They might include the removal of business and jobs from the city core to cheaper land on the periphery, out-migration and disinvestment of capital, an ageing population, a dwindling tax-base and reduction in social and infrastructure services, perception of better opportunities elsewhere - or a combination of all of these.

This project has tapped into the rich experience of the cities that once were on the edge of an abyss but have bounced back to life and identified the key ingredients of their success. Significant new knowledge has been generated about what works in a shrinking city context and how the underlying forces of urban shrinkage can be reversed in order to convert these cities into sustainable, liveable, and economically resilient urban environments. The project has also developed a new Urban Futures methodological application to stress-test and future-proof a public-sector intervention or a private-sector solution to an urban problem. This way, the project helps shrinking cities to adapt, transform, and thrive in the face of continuously and often dramatically changing circumstances.

KEY MESSAGES:
The first key message to emanate from this research is that local stakeholders must be empowered to be bolder, more experimental, and take risks. Cities need to adopt a more experimental approach, taking risks, and collaborating with the creative sector at the grass-roots level. If humble, academics can play a mediating role between the local authority and the 'creatives'.

Moreover, this project also demonstrates that every successful recipe needs a local ingredient. You need to find something within your legacy that you can reuse, recycle, rework. Your city's historical legacy, the local assets - 'local-ness' in general - should be central to any urban regeneration strategy.

Finally, the cities faced with a major structural challenge are already actively seeking and finding capacities to help themselves and are open to input in doing so. At the same time, shrinking cities should not try to ape narratives and policies of global capital cities, but rather apply policies rooted in local stories and prerequisites.

POLICY IMPLICATIONS:
1). A successful city depends on a resilient urban economy and a healthy state of its municipal finance: 3S RECIPE has collected an inventory of successful and effective policy instruments for economic and fiscal resilience-building, validating these against seven different urban, regional, and national contexts across Europe.
2). A successful city has to become compact and connected: 3S RECIPE has catalogued viable, successful, and effective public interventions for building compact and connected urban environments and validated these against seven different social contexts.
3). A successful city has to remain attractive and liveable: 3S RECIPE has taken an inventory of successful and effective policy instruments for the creation of an attractive urban environment and the maintenance of vibrant local communities.
4). Building on the state-of-the-art theorisation of urban shrinkage, and applying the Urban Futures methodology, this project has also tried and tested the soundness and feasibility of these tools in the context of different urban futures scenarios of Le Havre (France), Maastricht (Netherlands), Lodz (Poland), Porto (Portugal), Timisoara (Romania), Zonguldak (Turkey), and Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom).

3S RECIPE is to help thousands of shrinking cities worldwide to tackle the key socio-economic causes of urban shrinkage, to future-proof their sustainability actions in urban regeneration, and to enhance the role of long-term strategic planning.
Exploitation Route Understanding and handling depopulation: An Urban Futures methodology
3S RECIPE has operated in a total of seven different cities and seven different countries. It has identified and examined policy prescriptions for smart shrinkage solutions implemented over the past twenty years and has focused on three major 'slow burn' factors for urban shrinkage: deindustrialisation, suburbanisation, and negative natural population change. In each city, local stakeholders, including the local authority, businesses, charities, urban practitioners, and citizens have identified alternative policy options for regenerating the local economy, containing urban sprawl, and making vital liveability improvements to attract potential newcomers and retain talented university graduates.

The Urban Futures Methodology (UFM), previously developed as a civil engineering foresight tool, was repurposed for the project's aims. To decide on each of the seven cities'
best smart shrinkage solutions, the method has gone through several consecutive steps: firstly, stakeholder workshops were held to identify the most popular bottom-up solution from the city's own perspective; then the chosen solution was exposed to resilience stress tests (testing future extreme scenarios), before being put back together again. The end result has produced a policy consensus that is more future proof. For example, using this method, 3S RECIPE has learnt that investing in specialised higher education is in the long-run a much better way to orchestrate a turnaround in the fortunes of a shrinking city, as opposed to investing in large commercial and retail real estate projects, which might not withstand or deliver value during a severe economic downturn.

Local authorities, mayors, city councillors, business leaders, town planners, civil society organisations, urban practitioners, activists, academic scholars, and students of urban growth and decline in each and every shrinking city across the globe will find inspiration from the project's 7 unusual success stories of urban resilience and civic courage. Follow the city stories here: https://tinyurl.com/y5armgny.

All local stakeholders across the board can now learn about 22 real-life smart shrinkage solutions tried and tested in Le Havre (France), Maastricht (Netherlands), Lodz (Poland), Porto (Portugal), Timisoara (Romania), Zonguldak (Turkey), and Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) and adopt them with confidence at home. Download these smart shrinkage solutions here https://tinyurl.com/y38oq9r7.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail,Transport,Other

URL https://urbanresilience.web.ox.ac.uk/
 
Description Forty-six months since the outset of the project, the 3S RECIPE UK team of researchers, as well as the consortium at large, has focussed on popularising the project's findings aimed at increasing the effectiveness of urban regeneration and urban and regional policy in the UK, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, and Turkey. To foster urban adaptation and resilience to shrinkage, in collaboration with the key stakeholders from the public, private, and third/voluntary sectors in 7 city-regions, including Stoke-on-Trent, Le Havre, Maastricht, Porto, Lodz, Timisoara, and Zonguldak, the project has been able significantly to enhance strategic planning capacity for stress-testing and future-proofing urban policy interventions in the following spheres: - Alternative urban futures - Local economy and municipal finance - Compact and connected city - Liveability and attractiveness These research findings have been used to reach the general public across the globe, particularly targeting urban practitioners, decision-makers, and opinion-formers.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail,Transport,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 3S RECIPE Stoke-on-Trent Workshop 1
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Under the auspices of 3S RECIPE (work package 1 Urban Futures), a special 'Urban Futures' methodology workshop was run for 2 senior municipal housing officers (The city of Stoke-on-Trent Council) to stress-test and future-proof the city's flagship "£1 House" programme. This provided a practitioner training in the Urban Futures methodology and introduced the 'Designing resilient cities - a guide to good practice interactive tool'. The aim of this training is to help urban practitioners analyse the resiliency of their sustainability solutions - the things they are doing today in the name of sustainability, such as improving the social housing stock and creating vibrant mixed social communities.
 
Description 3S RECIPE Stoke-on-Trent Workshop 2
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Summary: Under the auspices of 3S RECIPE (work package 2 ECOFIN), a special 'Urban Futures' methodology workshop was run for a group of local stakeholders from the city of Stoke-on-Trent Council to stress-test and future-proof the city's local economic development and urban regeneration initiatives since 2000. This provided a practitioner training in the Urban Futures methodology and helped urban practitioners analyse the resiliency of their economic sustainability solutions - the things they are doing today in the name of economic growth, such as the creation of a local enterprise partnership and attraction of direct capital investment, both domestic and foreign. Details: Fostering Economic Resilience in Stoke-On-Trent - Using the Past to Inform Our Shared Economic Future An Urban Economic Futures Policy Workshop Friday 9th March 2018 (9.30am- 3.30pm) Venue: Room LT114/116, Ashley Business School, Staffordshire University Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF Together we have future-proofed Stoke's economic development initiatives by: • Determining the most successful economic development initiatives / discrete projects implemented in Stoke over the past 20 years • Identifying the key benefits, implementation conditions, and mechanisms behind the successful local economic development interventions • Assessing the efficacy of the successful interventions in four alternative urban futures • Evaluating the resilience and sustainability of Stoke's urban economic scenarios
 
Description 3S RECIPE Stoke-on-Trent Workshop 3
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Under the auspices of 3S RECIPE (work package 3 COMPACT), a special 'Urban Futures' methodology workshop was run for a group of local stakeholders from the city of Stoke-on-Trent to stress-test and future-proof the city's policies on connectivity, accessibility, and transport. This provided a practitioner training in the Urban Futures methodology and used the 'Designing resilient cities - a guide to good practice interactive tool' to help urban practitioners analyse the resiliency of their sustainable transport and connectivity solutions - the things they are doing today in the name of sustainability, such as improving road and rail infrastructure and creating safe and usable walking and bicycling routes around the city. Details: The Connected and Attractive Potteries - Fostering Urban Resilience in Stoke-on-Trent Time: Tuesday 12th March 2019 (10am - 1pm) Venue: 72 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7RB Hosted by B arts (Beavers Arts Ltd) - an arts and educational charity based in Stoke. Together we future-proofed Stoke-on-Trent's connectivity and liveability • By determining the most successful transport & urban attractiveness initiatives / discrete projects implemented in the city over the past 20 years • By identifying the key benefits, implementation conditions, and mechanisms behind such successful local connectivity and liveability interventions • By assessing the efficacy of these successful interventions/projects in four alternative urban futures • By evaluating the resilience and sustainability of Stoke-on-Trent's development scenarios
URL https://www.b-arts.org.uk/events/2019/3/12/fostering-urban-resilience-in-stoke-on-trent
 
Description 3S RECIPE Stoke-on-Trent Workshop 4
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Under the auspices of 3S RECIPE (work package 4 LIVE), a special 'Urban Futures' methodology workshop was run for a group of local stakeholders from the city of Stoke-on-Trent to stress-test and future-proof the city's policies on urban attractiveness and city liveability. This provided a practitioner training in the Urban Futures methodology and used the 'Designing resilient cities - a guide to good practice interactive tool' to help urban practitioners analyse the resiliency of their city liveability and attractiveness solutions - the things they are doing today in the name of sustainability, such as using creative arts and design and the creative economy heritage to change the (perceived) negative public attitudes about the Potteries urban area and make Stoke-on-Trent an attractive and welcoming place to live, work, and play. Details: The Connected and Attractive Potteries - Fostering Urban Resilience in Stoke-on-Trent Time: Tuesday 12th March 2019 (2pm - 5pm) Venue: 72 Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7RB Hosted by B arts (Beavers Arts Ltd) - an arts and educational charity based in Stoke. Together we future-proofed Stoke-on-Trent's connectivity and liveability • By determining the most successful transport & urban attractiveness initiatives / discrete projects implemented in the city over the past 20 years • By identifying the key benefits, implementation conditions, and mechanisms behind such successful local connectivity and liveability interventions • By assessing the efficacy of these successful interventions/projects in four alternative urban futures • By evaluating the resilience and sustainability of Stoke-on-Trent's development scenarios
URL https://www.b-arts.org.uk/events/2019/3/12/fostering-urban-resilience-in-stoke-on-trent
 
Description Influenced training of practitioners and postgraduate researchers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The activity has involved a special 'Urban Futures' workshop for 30 international Master's in Sustainable Urban Development graduate students at the University of Oxford, which provided a practitioner training in 'Designing resilient cities - a guide to good practice interactive tool'. The aim of this training is to help urban designers analyse the resiliency of their sustainability solutions - the things they are doing today in the name of sustainability, such as incorporating greywater recycling into a housing development or cycle paths across a city. Details: MSc in Sustainable Urban Development, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford Year 2 (2017-2019 cohort) Teaching Week 8: Leadership, Governance and Future Cities Title of Session: Urban Futures Methodology Workshop Date: Thursday 7th March 2019 (3.30pm - 5pm) Title of Session: Sustainable Urban Futures Workshop Summary: Sustainable urban development, no matter what definition is used, is all about the future - putting in place solutions that will yield a positive legacy in cities, where most of the world's population now lives. Urban resilience is about putting in place solutions that are resistance to future uncertainties. The essential underlying question is 'how sustainable are these solutions?' while the answer inevitably is 'it depends on how the future develops'. However, predicting the future is complex - arguably, the only certainties are that there will be change, and that we must learn to live within the resource limitations of our planet. The Urban Futures Method aims to broaden the way we think about the form, function, and context of urban development and regeneration by focussing on the likely long-term performance of today's urban design solutions, and their associated vulnerabilities (see http://designingresilientcities.co.uk/). In this workshop, we present and apply the Urban Futures Method to test the likely future performance of urban development and regeneration-related 'sustainability solutions' - actions taken today in the name of sustainability - in a series of possible future scenarios in the year 2050. If a proposed solution delivers a positive legacy, regardless of the future against which it is tested, then it can be adopted with confidence. The Method provides insights into the potential impacts of today's urban planning and design decisions, and challenges the conventional mainstream approach to sustainability by incorporating changing priorities and different ways of thinking into today's actions, with the intention to ensure relevance in the future. Essential readings Lombardi, D.R., Leach, J. M., Rogers, C.D.F, Aston, R., Barber, A and Whyatt, J.D. (2012) Designing Resilient Cities: A Guide to Good Practice. Bracknell, UK: IHS BRE Press. Rogers, C.D.F., Lombardi, D.R., Cooper, R.F.D. and Leach, J.M. (2012) The Urban Futures Methodology Applied to Urban Regeneration. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Engineering Sustainability 165(1): 5-20. Further readings Hunt, D.V.L., Jefferson, I. and Rogers, C.D.F. (2013) Scenarios analysis through a futures performance framework. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Engineering Sustainability 165(5): 258-271.
URL https://twitter.com/Oxford_Urban/status/1100323316672483328
 
Description Influenced training of practitioners and postgraduate researchers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The activity has involved a special 'Urban Futures' workshop for 15+ international Master's in Sustainable Urban Development graduate students at the University of Oxford, which provided a practitioner training in 'Designing resilient cities - a guide to good practice interactive tool'. The aim of this training is to help urban designers analyse the resiliency of their sustainability solutions - the things they are doing today in the name of sustainability, such as incorporating greywater recycling into a housing development or cycle paths across a city. Details: MSc in Sustainable Urban Development, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford Year 1 (2018-2020 cohort) Teaching Week 2: Climate Change and the Built Environment Title of Session: Urban Futures Methodology Workshop Date: Thursday 29 November 2018 (3.30pm - 5pm) Summary: Sustainable urban development, no matter what definition is used, is all about the future - putting in place solutions that will yield a positive legacy in cities, where most of the world's population now lives. Urban resilience is about putting in place solutions that are resistance to future uncertainties. The essential underlying question is 'how sustainable are these solutions?' while the answer inevitably is 'it depends on how the future develops'. However, predicting the future is complex - arguably, the only certainties are that there will be change, and that we must learn to live within the resource limitations of our planet. The Urban Futures Method aims to broaden the way we think about the form, function, and context of urban development and regeneration by focussing on the likely long-term performance of today's urban design solutions, and their associated vulnerabilities (see http://designingresilientcities.co.uk/). In this workshop, we present and apply the Urban Futures Method to test the likely future performance of urban development and regeneration-related 'sustainability solutions' - actions taken today in the name of sustainability - in a series of possible future scenarios in the year 2050. If a proposed solution delivers a positive legacy, regardless of the future against which it is tested, then it can be adopted with confidence. The Method provides insights into the potential impacts of today's urban planning and design decisions, and challenges the conventional mainstream approach to sustainability by incorporating changing priorities and different ways of thinking into today's actions, with the intention to ensure relevance in the future. Essential readings Lombardi, D.R., Leach, J. M., Rogers, C.D.F, Aston, R., Barber, A and Whyatt, J.D. (2012) Designing Resilient Cities: A Guide to Good Practice. Bracknell, UK: IHS BRE Press. Rogers, C.D.F., Lombardi, D.R., Cooper, R.F.D. and Leach, J.M. (2012) The Urban Futures Methodology Applied to Urban Regeneration. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Engineering Sustainability 165(1): 5-20. Further readings Hunt, D.V.L., Jefferson, I. and Rogers, C.D.F. (2013) Scenarios analysis through a futures performance framework. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Engineering Sustainability 165(5): 258-271.
URL https://twitter.com/Oxford_Urban/status/1066972325852184576
 
Description JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This activity formed an integral part of The Urban Lunch Talks - an introduction to the dilemma-driven approach of the refurbished Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0), which was launched at the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe Policy Conference in February 2019. The SRIA 2.0 has identified four urban dilemmas which will be explored separately in this webinar series. 3S RECIPE project's PI was invited amongst 3 panellists to run "Urban Lunch Talks #3 From Urban Resilience to Robustness" on 11 January 2019 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm). The full video of the webinar is available at https://youtu.be/lq_7GqFPDmA
URL https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/event-calendar/urban-lunch-talk-3-from-resilience-to-urban-robustness/
 
Description Re-City ITN: Reviving shrinking cities
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Designing resilient cities: The urban futures method. RE-CITY ITN: Reviving Shrinking Cities Research Workshop on Developing Strategies and Applications: A training workshop on the Urban Futures Method co-developed by 3S RECIPE was delivered on 26 February 2021 to 13 early-stage researchers from the RE-CITY ITN to provide enhanced practical international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral research and policy skills training. The workshop participants included PhD students from 8 universities and private research centres hosted in Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Luxemburg, France, and the Netherlands.
URL https://www.uni-kl.de/re-city/events/
 
Description CELAP 
Organisation China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Drawing the attention of high-ranking Chinese local government officials to European policy solutions to the challenge of urban shrinkage
Collaborator Contribution Access to the fieldwork facilities in Shanghai Pudong
Impact A discussion about a new CPD course on sustainable urban development for CELAP students in Shanghai and/or at Oxford.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Staffordshire University 
Organisation Staffordshire University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Martin Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University, and his personal assistance team provided organisational, secretarial, and marketing support for the project's day workshop in Stoke-on-Trent. Staffordshire University also hosted the workshop on its premises, providing an in-kind contribution of the appropriate venue for the duration of the workshop (Friday 9th March 2018, Time: 9.30am-3.30pm, Location: LT114/116, Ashley Business School, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DF).
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Jones and Staffordshire University's support have provided the project with access to a) local policy and academic stakeholders across Stoke-on-Trent; b) equipment and facilities; c) secretarial and organisational support; d) publicity for the event.
Impact Work packages 2, 3 and 4 stakeholders workshop on fostering urban resilience in Stoke-on-Trent
Start Year 2018
 
Description Toyohashi University of Technology 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We add cutting-edge theoretical and conceptual expertise on urban shrinkage, adaptation, and resilience to the collaborator's work on Japanese shrinking communities
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Junichiro Asano, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, has helped to plan, organise, and arrange for a 10-day fieldwork in Japan (15-25 March 2018) to study urban adaptation and resilience in the context of a series of sudden shocks across the Tohoku region (North-East Japan) following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and a nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
Impact A 10 day-long of research fieldwork in North-eastern Japan (15-25th March 2018) was carried out, following a two-week long research field trip (15-30th March 2017) to Nagasaki prefecture on the northwest coast of the island of Kyushu.
Start Year 2017
 
Description 3S RECIPE Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project's website has been created to showcase all of the research outcomes, including publications, creative artistic outputs, photographs, media interviews, and dissemination activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://urbanresilience.web.ox.ac.uk/
 
Description 3S RECIPE YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project's YouTube Channel has been created on 28 September 2020 to showcase 3S RECIPE artistic and creative outputs in the form of videos.

Description: Smart shrinkage solutions: fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe (3S RECIPE).

3S RECIPE is part of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe's ERA-NET Co-fund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF). This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857160 and the UKRI Economic and Social Research Council under grant agreement No. ES/R000352/1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_R6nOZPXYAcgz0hyoAtzA/featured
 
Description 3S RECIPE at CELAP, Shanghai, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Up to 100 high-ranking Chinese local and regional government and Communist Party officials engaged with 3S RECIPE's perspective on 'Smart shrinkage solutions: Fostering resilient cities in the inner peripheries of Europe' at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), Shanghai, China (November 2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://en.celap.cn/
 
Description 3S RECIPE talk at the Faculty of Human Geography and Planning, Adam Mickiewicz Universit, Poznan, Poland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Over 30 PhD students and academics attended Vlad Mykhnneko's talk on 'Smart shrinkage solutions: Fostering resilient cities in inner peripheries of Europe' at the Faculty of Human Geography and Planning, Adam Mickiewicz Universit, Poznan, Poland (February 2021, Online).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.facebook.com/RECityITN/photos/a.930470683996115/1350127782030401/?type=3&eid=ARCdtEabw4k...
 
Description 3rd Sector Partner interview for JPI Urban Europe Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A 3S RECIPE Partner Interview on 'Why local governments should work with the cultural sectors in urban resilience strategies' has highlighted the project's findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/3s-recipe-partner-interview-why-local-governments-should-work-with-the-cu...
 
Description A policy workshop on urban and regional convergence at the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Global linkages and territorial imbalances in Europe and beyond. October 9, 2018 from 14:30 to 16:00.
Code: 9WS96
Format: Workshops
Moderator: Vlad Mykhnenko
Speakers: Ayda Eraydin, Dieter Kogler, Riccardo Crescenzi
Thematic cluster: Territorial development (regional, urban, rural)
Organisers: European Commission - DG REGIO , Regional Studies Association
Languages: english (en)
Venue: Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room 214

In the context of economic growth, convergence implies that poorer cities and regions become increasingly similar in living standards with the richer cities and regions, owing to the tendency of the former to grow faster than the latter. During this workshop for European policy-makers, government officials, and local politicians, they have first learnt about the long-term trends in regional convergence in Europe and across its major global compares. Consequently, the workshop explained the reasons why different levels of prosperity had persisted in the long run, and how regions and cities could catch-up through improving their global connectivity and leveraging international flows of capital, skills and knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/51_en
 
Description A website blog post for GrowKudos - a free platform for explaining your research in plain language, and managing how you communicate around it 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A popular blog post, describing the major findings of 3S RECIPE in simple and accessible language, with a politically relevant message.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1080%25252F00343404.2018.1476754/reader
 
Description A website blog post for a network based at the University of Oxford showcasing ESRC research on cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post highlighting the most recent findings of the project 3S RECIPE: Smart Shrinkage Solutions - Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe and its study on 'State Rescaling and Economic Convergence', which were published online for early access in the journal Regional Studies: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1476754
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2018/urban-and-regional-inequalities-in-europe-north-...
 
Description Alumni day Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 40 Oxford University alumni attended the talk on Shrinking cities: China's hidden urban geography during the Meeting Minds in Oxford Alumni Weekend (September 2017) at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/events/170916-alumni.html
 
Description Book launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? An international audience of around 50 people attended the book launch of 'Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?' by Cathy Baldwin, Robin King (Routledge, June 2018) at The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford, UK, to debate the issue of resilience and its social ramifications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.water.ox.ac.uk/what-about-the-people-unlocking-the-key-to-socially-sustainable-and-resil...
 
Description CURDS 40th Anniversary Colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project's PI Dr Vlad Mykhnenko was personally invited to participate at the CURDS 40th Anniversary Colloquium on 'Urban and Regional Development: Retrospect and Prospect' at Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University - a gathering of the world's leading economic geographers and urban and regional studies specialists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/curds/about/news/newsitem/graphicsummaryofthecurds40thpublicpolicypaneldiscussi...
 
Description Digital Archives and Cities: our Online Past and the Digital Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to give a keynote talk 5th Planning and Regional Development Conference in Greece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://conferenceprd5.prd.uth.gr/programm/
 
Description Digital economy in the UK regions: the effect of the early adopters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A talk at the ERSA 2018 Congress in Cork, Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ersa.org/events/58th-ersa-congress/
 
Description From Urban Resilience to Robustness, SRIA 2.0 Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of the JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0 foregrounding dilemmas: From Urban Resilience to Robustness, JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference Urban Transitioning, The European Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium.

The fourth JPI Urban Europe policy conference launched the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and provided an arena for discussions and exchange on urban transitions. The SRIA 2.0, with priorities for 2020-2026, has been refurbished with a view to issues and concerns in the wake of international policies such as UN Agenda 2030 SDG 11, UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda and Urban Agenda for the EU. In this light and to enhance urban transformation capacities and expertise, JPI Urban Europe has identified a need to foreground dilemmas in four transition areas and the wicked issues emerging in their pathways.

In conjunction with the conference, other events such as a walkshop in Brussels and meetings within the Making Cities Work call, the Urban Europe Research Alliance and the SET-Plan PED Programme were arranged.

Hundreds of urban practitioners, policymakers, researchers, European institutions and organisations explored the dilemma-driven approach and defined first steps towards implementation of the SRIA 2.0. City leaders described how experimentation, socio-technical innovation and stakeholder involvement could play an important role in local urban transition strategies.

Networking activities included all actors interested in sustainable urban development, such as policy-makers, mayors, city administration, urban practitioners, urban experts and researchers, representatives from the EU Member States, Brussels-based urban networks and European institutions dealing with urban matters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/urban-agenda-eu/jpi-urban-europe-2019-policy-conference-urban-trans...
 
Description Futures Wheel Workshop. Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vlad Mykhnenko participated in the Real Estate and Sustainable Crisis Management in Urban Environments (RESCUE) - Futures Wheel Workshop (March 2021), at the Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland (Online). The intended purpose of the workshop was to aid the development of a special planning methodology (Futures Wheel) aimed at increasing the resilience of real estate markets and improving urban planning regimes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://research.aalto.fi/en/projects/real-estate-and-sustainable-crisis-management-in-urban-environ...
 
Description Interview for Chinese news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed by CSSN-Chinese Social Sciences Net - the main policy research dissemination platforms in the People's Republic of China - about varities of governance responces to the phenomenon of urban shrinkage.

Mykhnenko, V. (2019) ???????????? [Zhudòng yìngduì ouzhou chéngshì shousuo xiànxiàng. Proactively respond to European urban shrinkage. In Chinese]. CSSN-Chinese Social Sciences Net, 21 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.cssn.cn/hqxx/201911/t20191121_5046171.shtml?COLLCC=1636916652&
 
Description Interview for JPI Urban Europe Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An interview about 3S RECIPE on 'Saving Europe's cities with proper policy analysis and bold interdisciplinary approaches' has showcased the project's findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/saving-europes-cities-with-proper-policy-analysis-and-bold-interdisciplin...
 
Description Interview for University news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The activity has challenged the popular story about modern cities which, in recent years, has been one of urban renaissance, in which run-down cities like Manchester reinvent themselves as fashionable hubs where young people gather in clubs and coffee shops before going home to their light-filled loft apartments. The reality, however, is rather different. The activity has shifted research and policy focus on the reality of shrinking cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/news/shrinking-cities
 
Description Interview for international news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed for an opinion "Ask an outsider" piece by The Financial Times, which appeared alongside the 7 January 2018 "How to Lead - A weekly guide to the challenges of leadership" interview with Mike Duggan, the mayor of Detroit, Michigan, USA. According to the world-leading business newspaper, its "The How to Lead" interviews illuminate the personalities of high-profile leaders by focusing on the issues they have faced - from turning round a troubled organisation, to changing corporate culture or tackling an unexpected crisis. As one of The FT's "leading business writers" I described the successes and setbacks encountered by shrinking and resurgent cities, highlighting the mistakes leaders made and the wider practical lessons they learnt along the way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ft.com/content/735f82c2-e703-11e7-8b99-0191e45377ec
 
Description Journée d'études, EHESS, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a talk on the usefulness of 'urban resilience' as a concept to a graduate research workshop (Journée d'études) on urban shrinkage and local responces (Décroissance urbaine et enjeu local) attended by 40 people and organised by Beatriz Fernández (UPM / CRH-EHESS) and Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier (EHESS) on 13 November 2017 (10am - 5pm) and hosted by EHESS, Paris.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://crh.ehess.fr/index.php?5838
 
Description Newspaper interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper interviews after a Keynote talk in Greece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://e-thessalia.gr/tag/tranos/
 
Description Oxford Continuing Education Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education Hillary Term 2019 Newsletter was published online as well as distributed in print on 5 February 2019 to c.330,000 households in Oxfordshire and adjoining counties, containing an interview with Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko on "Converging Cities: Why the Gap Between the Haves and Have-nots Is Getting Smaller", which sparked questions and social media commentary. This interview showcased the project's most recent findings, which were presented earlier in October 2018 at an annual conference in Brussels entitled the European Week of Regions and Cities and run by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/news/converging-cities?utm_campaign=Hilary19News
 
Description Urban Civilisation and Better Life of Human Beings International Symposium, Tongji University, Shanghai, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hundreds of academics and policy-makers attended Vlad Mykhnenko's talk on 'Smart Shrinkage Solutions: Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe' during the Urban Civilisation and Better Life of Human Beings International Symposium, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://en.tongji.edu.cn/index.htm
 
Description Urban Lunch Talk #13: Taking action on the resilience-robustness dilemma 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The JPI Urban Europe-sponsored Urban Lunch Talk #13 (5 June 2020) involved a high-level discussion about urban robustness and resilience with:

- Veerle Labeeuw, working for Circular Flanders with learning networks, and as a partner in the Urban Agenda on Circular Economy. Together they created "www.circulargovernance.city" to guide cities into governance without silos.
- Vlad Mykhnenko, leading 3S RECIPE (Smart shrinkage solutions - Fostering resilient cities in inner peripheries of Europe) - a JPI Urban Europe supported project via the ERA-NET Smart Urban Futures call.
- Kjell Borking, working with the InSight & EnLIGHT project, supported by the JPI Urban Europe Making Cities Work call. The project created a digitalised and user-friendly workflow by integrating and adapting survey and decision analysis methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/oGOcIFatSbs
 
Description Urban Lunch Talks #3 From Urban Resilience to Robustness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How do you prepare for the unexpected without sacrificing livability? For the third episode of the JPI Urban Europe-sponsored webinars, the panellists discussed how to transition into more liveable and sustainable cities in the context of current and future crises. The panel dissussants included:

- Vanesa Castán Broto, a professorial fellow at the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield. Her research has been funded by the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, EPSRC and the Institution of Civil Engineers. She has been awarded for her work against climate change with a focus on the urban poor.
- Andrew Karvonen, Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies in the Division of Urban and Regional Studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Karvonen has conducted research on the politics and practice of sustainable urban development with a particular focus on the cultural and social dimensions of urban technologies.
- Vlad Mykhnenko, Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development and a Fellow of St. Peter's College at the University of Oxford. Currently researching urban regional economies, sustainable development, and regional growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/lq_7GqFPDmA