URBAN MATRIX is a FP6 funded project that successfully set up a knowledge transfer platform to support European cities in learning about projects and policies related to Sustainable Urban Development (SUD).
During the project lifespan, URBAN MATRIX:
charted cities demands for knowledge on urban sustainability issues via 3 rounds of surveys;
compiled an e-library of best practices and research case studies by means of standardized templates;
organised a series of thematic workshops, each focusing on different topics of current concern for European cities; and
- evaluated this project methodology and made recommendations to the European Commission on the design of future EU research funding for Sustainable Urban Development .
University of the West of England, GHK International and Sheffield.