urban planning

The concept of ‘planning’ and ‘managing’ cities is not a new one. Local administrations have often tried to tackle the challenges associated with large population density through territorial-based policies.

Until recently, major urban planning strategies covered all aspects of urban planning, both aesthetic and practical: streets, building facades, parks, sewers and water works, facilities and public monuments.

Cities today face new challenges and urban planning has adapted to accommodate these. Administrations have to consider the future of our cities in a globalised and interconnected world, and deal with issues such as climate change mitigation, social inclusion and preserving cultural heritage.  

As described in ‘A practitioner’s guide to neighbourhood regeneration’, our working group on urban regeneration’s November 2011 report: “Urban regeneration is a social, economic, physical, sustainable, demographic, financial and collaborative issue”.

Urban regeneration is at the core of city planning. Urban regeneration can be defined as the integrated local redevelopment of deprived areas (neighbourhood, city, metropolitan area). It covers many aspects of city life: physical, social and environmental. Approaches depend on a city’s history, and therefore policies must be integrated and area-based.

15 cities learn from Toulouse how to support Roma to access adequate housing

How can cities support Roma to move out of camps into adequate housing? This is what 35 local policy-makers and practitioners on homelessness and Roma inclusion from 15 European cities addressed during a policy transfer study visit to Toulouse. Representatives from the Council of Europe and the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights also took part in the meeting.

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publication date: 19-04-2019

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Bologna is 22nd city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Bologna became the 22nd city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Virginio Merola signed a strong commitment to principle 2 on gender equality and principle 19 on housing.

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publication date: 16-04-2019

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  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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start date: 17-06-2019
end date: 17-06-2019

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start date: 05-06-2019
end date: 07-06-2019

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EUROCITIES principles on citizen data: 10 data principles for the common good

Where does our data go? How can citizens take back some control over what will become one of the most valuable resources of our society?

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publication date: 05-04-2019

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CIVITAS SATELLITE: sign up for Antwerp study visit

The CIVITAS Initiative and CIVITAS PORTIS project are joining forces to organise a study visit in Antwerp (Belgium) from 8-10 May.

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start date: 08-05-2019
end date: 10-05-2019

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Conference on Urban adaptation to Climate Change - 25 April 2019

In the framework of this year's EU Green Week theme 'Take the initiative! Applying environmental legislation', Lille Metropole will organise a conference and networking event on 'Urban adaptation to climate change' taking place on 25 April 2019 at the European Committee of the Regions.

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start date: 25-04-2019
end date: 25-04-2019

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  •  culture

Join our webinar on regulating the urban commons

Through the ROCK EU-funded project, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle invite you to a webinar on Thursday 4 April at 11.00 CET. The webinar will be the opportunity to discuss ideas and practice around regulating urban commons, a practice in which Bologna has been a front-runner.

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publication date: 22-03-2019

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  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Our members scoop up mobility awards

The latest EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK award has recognised the enormous efforts of our members in leading the way on sustainable mobility!

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publication date: 22-03-2019

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  •  culture

Regulating the urban commons: a ROCK webinar

Starting from the example of the regulation of collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons in Bologna, the webinar will be an opportunity to discuss the commons theories and principles and how they can be applied to urban governance. We will go into details of local examples inspired from the Bologna experience, such as the CO-CITY project supported by the Urban Innovative Actions programme in Turin and the Commons Transition Plan in Ghent.

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start date: 04-04-2019
end date: 04-04-2019