The URBACT City Festival 2018 will be in Lisbon
Come to celebrate the rising influence of cities as leading actors of change on 13-14 September
- July 17, 2018 18:30
- Monika Dimitrova
During the event the organizers will share stories of urban renewal rooted in URBACT exchange and testimonies to the increasing power of cities to drive change. Cities are hotbeds of innovation, creating local solutions to the global challenges of sustainability, integration and resilience that can lead to the successful achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The rate of progress is accelerated when cities work together. In URBACT, cities show that they are striving to be better, are open to learn from each other and are ready to influence national and international policy with concrete practices from the ground up.
The Festival will be fully blended with the city host – Lisbon. A unique and dynamic Lisbon provides urban practitioners with innovative, vibrant practices and many cases of participative interventions. The city is as much a feature of the Festival as the programme itself. Delve under the skin of one of the most dynamic cities in Europe to understand how economic development, citizen participation and innovative local governance combine to promote integrated urban development. Pátio da Galé is the main Festival venue, an iconic landmark in terms of the city’s urban rehabilitation.