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.

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Clone Cologne – CIVITAS study visit success story

Learning how Cologne (Germany) is fighting its air quality issues and moving towards decarbonisation was at the core of a recent CIVITAS study visit to the city.

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publication date: 07-06-2019

  •  environment

Save-the-date: Training for local politicians on climate adaptation

Climate adaptation measures can require substantial investment that can only be secured if there is political buy-in. This session organised by EUROCITIES in the framework of the EU Urban Agenda partnership on climate adaptation, building on a first edition in May 2019, consists in a training designed specifically for local politicians to raise their awareness of adaptation issues.

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start date: 09-10-2019
end date: 09-10-2019

  •  environment

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

  •  mobility

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publication date: 29-05-2019

  •  environment

Booklet of Positive Energy Districts (PED) in Europe - contribution still open

This booklet is a compilation of projects on sustainable urbanization and the energy transition.

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publication date: 23-05-2019

Smart Energy Solutions: what's keeping cities from implementing?

What's keeping cities from implementing Smart Energy Solutions? Be a part of our replication workshops in Brussels to find out!

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start date: 20-06-2019
end date: 20-06-2019

  •  knowledge society

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start date: 30-07-2019
end date: 30-07-2019

  •  economy
  •  environment

Circular city actions in the EU

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy presents some of their 12 actions that seek to identify innovative, feasible solutions supporting the circular transition in cities.

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start date: 04-06-2019
end date: 04-06-2019

Save the date for our autumn Social Affairs Forum in Warsaw

Our Social Affairs Forum will meet in Warsaw on 22-24 October to discuss how to ensure social inclusion and well-being for all ages in view of building inclusive cities for all people.

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publication date: 08-05-2019

  •  mobility

CIVITAS SATELLITE: sign up for Budapest visit

CIVITAS is organising a study visit to Budapest (Hungary) from 3-5 June 2019.

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start date: 03-06-2019
end date: 05-06-2019