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

The 1st Covenant Cities in the Spotlight call is now open!

In the 10th year of the initiative, the Covenant of Mayors wishes to reward signatories that have been working within the Covenant framework and achieving remarkable progress in their local energy and climate action. Being a "Covenant City in the Spotlight" is a great opportunity to showcase the progress made and become a reference example for the whole Covenant Community and beyond.

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publication date: 01-08-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

BY&FORCITIZENS conference

BY&FORCITIZENS conference on “Smart Regeneration of Cities and Regions” will provide a forum to gain comprehensive insights into the opportunities and challenges conferred by further development of Smart Cities and Communities initiatives across Europe.

event

start date: 20-09-2018
end date: 21-09-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

New Austrian presidency of the European Union announces policy priorities

The Austrian presidency of the council of the European Union, which started on 1 July 2018, has identified three main fields of action to help tackle the legitimacy crisis that the European Union is facing among citizens.

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publication date: 13-07-2018

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Webinar: Planning a Sustainable City through Carbon Budgets

On Tuesday 25 September 2018 the Covenant of Mayors and Sharing Cities will organise a webinar on the topic "Planning a Sustainable City through Carbon Budgets".

event

start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 25-09-2018

  •  mobility

The Rhine-Alpine corridor speaking as one voice, with the mobility forum vice-chair: Mannheim

EUROCITIES and the Vital Nodes project (www.vitalnodes.eu) attended the 1st Corridor Conference of the Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC on 7 June 2018 in the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

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publication date: 10-07-2018

  •  cooperation

URBAN-EU-CHINA cooperation plans and guidelines v.1

The Cooperation Plans and Guidelines report outlines the results of joint activities between European and Chinese cities. It talks about the process of selecting, facilitating and documenting the matching of European and Chinese cities and how they create joint urban sustainability projects.The first version of this report documents the matching of 10+10 cities.

publication

publication date: 10-07-2018

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

2018 URBACT City Festival: new cities welcomed!

Europe’s cities are invited to come to Lisbon on 13-14 September 2018 for the 2018 edition of the URBACT City Festival. Registrations extended for new cities until 15 July.

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publication date: 06-07-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Have your say on the action plan of the Climate Adaption Urban Agenda partnership

The online Public Feedback on the Climate Adaptation Partnership’s Action plan is open until 17 August 2018.

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publication date: 06-07-2018

  •  mobility

ELENA: supporting the deployment of sustainable and innovative urban mobility

Four of EUROCITIES member’s cities are currently benefitting from ELENA (European Local Energy Assistance) facility.

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publication date: 04-07-2018

  •  mobility

How can we boost SUMP take-up across Europe?

On 13 June at the Vienna House in Brussels, representatives from cities, the European Commission and other thematic organisations, discussed how to best support and boost SUMP take-up in cities and regions in the EU.

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publication date: 19-06-2018