Join our Commission Meeting in Jyväskylä 16-18 May 2017!

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meets in Jyväskylä - Resource Wisdom and Biosphere Regions in the Spotlight

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission warmly invites you to its Commission Meeting in City of Jyväskylä on 16-18 May 2017.  

The constant depletion of natural resources, population growth and climate change will force societies around the world to embrace change. Sustainable lifestyles, energy efficiency and the recycling of materials from different products back into raw materials will reduce both costs and the burden on the environment. Local food, solar panels, smart transport, new services and future directions for cities - resource wisdom encompasses all of these. City of Jyväskylä actively promotes sustainable and wise use of resources through experiments.    - Pirkko Melville, R&D Manager (Strategy and Urban Development),  City of Jyväskylä  

Join your fellow colleagues from other UBC cities to see how resource wise actions are made in Jyväskylä as well as to discuss the prospects of utilizing the biosphere regions of your respective areas to promote sustainability and competitiveness of your Cities.

Outline of the Commission Meeting:

16 MAY 2017 - ADVISORY BOARD MEETING & GETTING TO KNOW JYVÄSKYLÄ -  sightseeing & getting to know Jyväskylä, networking with your fellow UBC colleagues

17 MAY 2017 - RESOURCE WISDOM - includes a Site Visit to Kangas area in Jyväskylä, afternoon sessions, roundtable discussion (a pre-assignment will be sent to you closer to the Meeting) and a cruise on a lake

18 MAY 2017 - BIOSPHERE REGIONS AS A PROMOTER OF COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY  -  presentations on the dynamics of biosphere area development & Jyväskylä Case Study Workshop
Please find the Programme of the Commission Meeting here!

Register to the Commission Meeting via this link before 5 May 2017:

While registering, think about your travelling arrangements and whether you would need transfer from the Tikkakoski Airport to Jyväskylä. The recommended options for accommodation (as well as different options of how to reach Jyväskylä) can be found from the Practicalities document that is can be found from the Event page!

Hoping to see you all in Jyväskylä! For more information, please contact:

Björn Grönholm
Head of Secretariat
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission
bjorn.gronholm [at]
+358 44 907 5987

Anna Kotaviita
Communication Officer of Sustainable Cities Secretariat
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission
anna.kotaviita [at]
+358 40 628 2725

Read an interview from Sustainable Cities Bulletin with Pirkko Melville on resource wisdom: 
Commission Meeting on UBC SCC website: 
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