Urban and Regional Policy Program
GMF’s Urban and Regional Policy Program (URP) supports leaders, policymakers, and practitioners in the United States and Europe by facilitating the transatlantic exchange of knowledge for building inclusive, sustainable, and globally engaged cities. URP works to:
- connect local leaders in a transatlantic network that exchanges knowledge and innovative solutions;
- coach the network in translating new ideas to their city’s unique context; and
- champion the successes of the network by lifting up individual innovations and new models.
URP works in selected cities in the United States and Europe that share a set of common challenges and desire to explore solutions through transatlantic exchange. URP actively stewards transatlantic initiatives that explore key issues through high-impact gatherings, peer exchanges, and applied research. URP has an extensive and successful history of working cooperatively with public, private, and NGO leaders to apply these insights to improve local and regional policies and programs. In addition to supporting policy innovation, URP activities also support individual participants in expanding their transatlantic network, growing their policy expertise, and developing their leadership skills.
Explore the initiative pages to learn more about the Urban and Regional Policy Program's work.