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

news

publication date: 10-07-2020

  •  mobility

Bremen: Germany's first 'bicycle zone' in the Neustadt district of Bremen

Bremen's Minister for Mobility Dr Maike Schaefer officially dedicated the first German bicycle zone on 7 July. This is the first time that the new signposting option of the amended road traffic regulations has been applied in Germany.

news

publication date: 08-07-2020

  •  economy

Webinar 'Diverse Cities facing the COVID-19 crisis: EU Research & Innovation for Inclusive Urban Development'

The Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG R&I) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission, in cooperation with the World Economic Forum Covid Action Platform and its initiative Hour of Pride are organising a webinar on COVID-19.

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start date: 07-07-2020
end date: 07-07-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 14-07-2020
end date: 14-07-2020

  •  environment

Cities react to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030

The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030 is an ambitious, long-term plan for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems. It aims to put Europe's biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 with benefits for people, the climate and the planet.

news

publication date: 29-06-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 24-06-2020
end date: 24-06-2020

  •  mobility

City Dialogue: Building a new narrative: ‘back to normal’ is not the solution

Join us on Monday 29 of June, starting from 15.00 (CEST) for our City Dialogue: Building a new narrative: ‘back to normal’ is not the solution.

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start date: 29-06-2020
end date: 29-06-2020

  •  mobility

City Dialogue: The long-term impact of COVID19 in the urban mobility context

Join us on Wednesday 10 of June, starting from 15.30 (CEST) for our City Dialogue on ‘The long-term impact of COVID19 in the urban mobility context.'

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start date: 10-06-2020
end date: 10-06-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

event

start date: 16-06-2020
end date: 16-06-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

event

start date: 30-06-2020
end date: 30-06-2020