Dordrecht Spring School: pilot projects on climate adaptation

31 May 2018

This week the 'Dordrecht Spring School' has started. It is a pilot school on climate adaptation in the week from May 28 up to and including June 1. Experts, students, policymakers and stakeholders of …

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BEGIN project makes huge step forward in Social Innovation

10 May 2018

BEGIN partners are winding down from their biannual partner meeting in Hamburg, which took place during the 25th – 26th of April. Partners marked the meeting as one of the most successful yet – a…

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BEGIN Partners convene in Hamburg to devise narratives and engage stakeholders in BGI projects

18 April 2018

BEGIN partners will meet this month in Hamburg (25 – 26 April) to progress and leverage community engagement for BGI in communities. Participants include members from BEGIN’s 10…

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Meet the Vogelbuurt

26 March 2018

In February, the Municipality of Dordrecht in The Netherlands hosted a workshop for the BEGIN partners: Cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Bradford. With these partners, Dordrecht has an intensified coll…

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City2City learning expert presents at IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

06 March 2018

Image: David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and North American Director of C40 Cities

Expert in City2City learning, Wolfgang Haupt, is presenting research on the significance of City2City lear…

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Bradford welcomes Antwerp, Ghent & Dordrecht to discuss the regeneration of the city

26 February 2018

By 2030, Bradford Council aims to deliver quality jobs, sustainable neighbourhoods with new homes, schools, transport links, leisure opportunities and environmentally improved public open spaces and…

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Antwerp takes on three-day City2City learning exchange

15 February 2018

On February 6th 2018, the Antwerp municipality kicked-off a back-to-back three day learning exchange with BEGIN partner cities Bradford, Dordrecht and Ghent. The choice of partners for this exchange …

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Dordrecht unites forces with Belgians and Britons

08 February 2018

Today, the Taskforce Water City of the Municipality of Dordrecht hosts a workshop on finding solutions for climate change in the city. Participants are fellow civil servants and advisors from the Be…

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Launching City2City learning at two-day partner event in Sheffield

30 January 2018

Last week BEGIN hosted the first City2City learning workshop for UK partners, preceding the Planning for Water Thought Leadership Club at .

The Planning …

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The University of Sheffield in collaboration with Bradford Council to regenerate area around Bradford Beck

25 January 2018

The BEGIN Team at Sheffield University (, and Dr Anna Kenyon) met with Council staff from partner city Bradford at the end of December 2017 to discuss plans for r…

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