under the auspices of the Minister of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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The conference "Sustainable and Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships" URP2020 will take place in Leipzig, Germany, 25-27 November 2020. Mark your calendar today!


Regions are of critical importance to achieve the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals and the HABITAT III objectives. By focusing on sustainable and resilient urban-rural partnerships, the international URP2020 conference aims at developing new urban-rural imaginaries, integrating strategies and projects that explore present and future potentials in terms of sustainability and resilience.


Save the date, when the URP2020 will bring together and connect scientific insights and enlightening experiences of on-going projects in practice. Join a stimulating conference that fosters learning on various levels, i.e. from the local level via entire regions to the broader European understanding of integrated urban-rural development. We offer a forum for exchange and support the co-design of ideas to tackle the challenges for sustainable and resilient regional development.


Browse this website or download the URP2020 conference flyer here for further information on the conference topics, key dates, agenda and venue.


We are looking forward to welcoming you at URP2020 in Leipzig.



Dr. Stephan Bartke & Prof. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch

URP 2020 conference chairs



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