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

We're dependant on plastics, but now we're drowning in it: how your city can stop the overflow

Every year, 500,000 tonnes of plastic enter our oceans in the EU - Recycling 1 million tonnes of plastics = taking 1 million cars off the road

news

publication date: 07-04-2020

  •  environment

news

publication date: 30-03-2020

  •  environment

news

publication date: 24-03-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 22-04-2020
end date: 22-04-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon- Let there be light! Cultural heritage and light management

Lyon has for a long time an outstanding relationship with light as an urban issue and tool. The city of Lyon realised in the early 1990s that it could amplify its cultural and heritage offer by working with the medium that brings that culture to people, and since then Lyon has been at the forefront of cities experimenting with light. Light has changed the image of the city, increased its attractiveness and transformed its nocturnal landscape over the years.

case study

publication date: 12-03-2020

  •  environment

news

publication date: 11-03-2020

  •  cooperation

publication

publication date: 09-03-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

publication

publication date: 09-03-2020

EUROCITIES meets Commissioner Dalli to discuss working together on equality and inclusion

On 25 February, our chair of the Social Affairs Forum and deputy mayor of Malmo, Sedat Arif, together with EUROCITIES secretary general, Anna Lisa Boni, and senior policy advisor, Bianca Faragau met with Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, to discuss how cities and the European Commission can work together to strengthen inclusion and equality.

news

publication date: 25-02-2020