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.

  •  mobility

Join a CIVITAS study visit in 2020!

What do Madrid, Szeged, Vinnytsia, Utrecht and Bratislava have in common? These cities are all offering you the opportunity to discover their latest mobility developments and the projects they are implementing for a sustainable urban mobility future in the framework of a CIVITAS study visit in 2020!

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publication date: 09-12-2019

  •  environment

news

publication date: 09-12-2019

  •  environment

Clean Air Forum: EUROCITIES calls for multi-level cooperation

The chair of the EUROCITIES Environment Forum and deputy mayor of Porto, Filipe Araujo, took part in the second EU Clean Air Forum in Bratislava in November, presenting the views and actions of European cities and stressing the need for multi-level cooperation on air pollution.

news

publication date: 05-12-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

event

start date: 30-01-2020
end date: 31-01-2020

  •  environment

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start date: 30-01-2020
end date: 01-02-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 18-03-2020
end date: 20-03-2020

  •  economy

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publication date: 19-11-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Webinar: Build and sustain an online community

We live in the communication age, and yet building and sustaining communities online is a big challenge and one that often falls flat.

event

start date: 10-12-2019
end date: 10-12-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  environment

Making cities great places to live, work and play - with John Jorritsma, mayor of Eindhoven

The EUROCITIES Annual Conference is just around the corner! We hope you have reserved your spot, but if not - hurry up!

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publication date: 15-11-2019