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.

  •  economy

news

publication date: 22-08-2019

Sharing Cities Trade Show event

The Greater London Authority presents the Sharing Cities ‘trade show’ event. Sharing Cities has delivered proven financial, social and environmental benefits in each of its test cities. The project partners want to share their learning, business models and innovative methods of financing with participants to the event in order to replicate this success elsewhere.

event

start date: 25-09-2019
end date: 25-09-2019

  •  mobility

New video on accessibility for all ages in Ljubljana

Is your city accessible? Have a look at EUROCITIES’ latest video to find some inspiring ideas from Ljubljana on how to ensure accessibility for all ages.

news

publication date: 19-08-2019

  •  cooperation

event

start date: 25-11-2019
end date: 25-11-2019

  •  cooperation

event

start date: 03-12-2019
end date: 03-12-2019

  •  mobility

CIVITAS: sign up for Cascais study visit

CIVITAS is organising a study visit in the city of Cascais (Portugal). This will take place from 28-30 October 2019.

event

start date: 28-10-2019
end date: 30-10-2019

  •  cooperation

event

start date: 27-09-2019
end date: 27-09-2019

  •  mobility

Will your city host a CIVITAS peer-to-peer exchange in 2020?

Cities are invited to apply to host a CIVITAS exchange activity in 2020!

news

publication date: 23-07-2019

  •  cooperation

event

start date: 16-10-2019
end date: 17-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - It's a living lab!

The University of Bologna, situated in the historic centre of the city, is one of the oldest in Europe. This provides many opportunities but is also challenging as different communities (students, residents, tourists, business owners) are crossing paths without always understanding each other.

case study

publication date: 15-07-2019