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

EUROCITIES Environment Forum meets in Essen

The EUROCITIES Environment Forum met in Essen to discuss 'Integrated development for urban healthy cities'.

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publication date: 20-10-2017

  •  knowledge society

KSF - GDC conference: Imagine the Urban Future. Brussels, 23 January 2018

EUROCITIES Knowledge Society forum and the Green Digital Charter invite you to their annual event that looks to the trends, technologies and challenges that will shape the future European cities.

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start date: 23-01-2018
end date: 23-01-2018

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES at Urban Futures Global Conference

EUROCITIES is partnering with the Urban Futures Global Conference, taking place 28 February – 2 March 2018 in Vienna.

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publication date: 09-10-2017

  •  mobility

Share your SUMP expertise on the Eltis City Database!

Many cities in Europe are already involved in EU activities to promote and apply the concept of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).

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publication date: 09-10-2017

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

IRIS new flagship project : Nice, Utrecht and Gothenburg are the newest European ‘lighthouse’ cities

Across Europe, cities are accelerating their transformation towards cleaner, friendlier places able to respect and use resources more efficiently. IRIS - Integrated and Replicable solutions for co-creation in Sustainable cities - is proud to be identified at the forefront of this change and announce itself as the newest addition to the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) lighthouse projects

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publication date: 28-09-2017

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

URBACT III call for Transfer Networks now open!

The call for proposals for up to 25 Transfer Networks for 2014 – 2020 is now open with deadline on 10 January 2018. Learn more on the call by following the EUROCITIES webinar of next 27 October!

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publication date: 25-09-2017

  •  knowledge society

SAVE THE DATE: The CityScope experience – a showcase into digital city science - 28 September

Citizen participation in the digital age – urban data and their exploitation for city development

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start date: 28-09-2017
end date: 28-09-2017

  •  economy
  •  mobility

ESPON transnational conference "Southern Europe at the crossroads"

The ESPON transnational conference "Southern Europe at the crossroads: are we making the right decisions about accessibility investments for the future?" will take place on 3 October 2017 at the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Rome.

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start date: 03-10-2017
end date: 03-10-2017

How to reap health's benefits – Connecting citizens with nature

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the workshop falls under the theme "Regions and Cities as change agents"

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start date: 11-10-2017
end date: 11-10-2017