• Since our region is unsurpassed with regard to the number of people working in high tech jobs, we consider it crucial to stay abreast of the newest developments in research and technology.

TURAS Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability

Cities represent the major consumer of resources, which can greatly impact surrounding landscapes and the communities therein. Many urban areas are vulnerable to gradual environmental change and many city dwellers are concerned with the impacts of rapid or unregulated land use change, environmental health and human well-being.
 This is further exacerbated within city communities especially those that are socio-economically disadvantaged.

Urban planners, managers and designers face demands from communities and individuals for more inclusivity in planning adaptive strategies.

Thus, the key challenge in European cities is to devise holistic transition strategies that are tailored to the needs of all stakeholders; strategies that are flexible, adaptive and applicable across urban regions and scales. These are the challenges that are being addressed by the TURAS Project.