This session takes a reflective approach and looks at whether EU Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategies (ISUDs) in 2014-2020 contributed to the overarching EU policy goal of territorial cohesion by supporting sustainable and inclusive urbanisation and promoting knowledge mobilisation/exchanges between politicians, policymakers, practitioners and researchers, who share experiences of implementing the ISUDs in several EU countries.
The goal of this session is to debate the contribution of EU Integrated Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development (ISUDs) to promoting sustainable and inclusive urbanisation in Europe, as pillars towards a more cohesive EU territory. This session aims to promote knowledge exchanges between politicians, policymakers, practitioners and researchers and to develop networks and alliances focusing on urban and regional development. The session will include presentations of practitioners' perspectives on what worked well and less well in the implementation of the ISUDs in 2014-2020. By focusing on a recent policy tool, this session will provide new content and perspectives for policymakers and practitioners that have not been presented previously. It will allow for the identification of practical measures and public policies aimed at investing in a fairer, greener and more digital future through implementation of the ISUDs, such as support for green transportation and socio-economic rehabilitation of deprived neighbourhoods.