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.

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The Urban Economy Forum

The Urban Economy Forum is a Toronto-based initiative that focuses on urban economics and municipal finance. Together with UN-Habitat and International City Leaders (ICL), they are collaborating to promote innovative approaches to urban governance and management. The aim is to assist city leaders to establish prosperous urban futures that are economically, socially, politically and environmentally viable. The Urban Economy Forum in collaboration with UN-Habitat is organizing the Second...

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start date: 05-10-2020
end date: 06-10-2020

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Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

EUROCITIES Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

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publication date: 15-09-2020

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start date: 20-10-2020
end date: 20-10-2020

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start date: 29-09-2020
end date: 29-09-2020

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start date: 08-09-2020
end date: 08-09-2020

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start date: 17-11-2020
end date: 17-11-2020

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100% renewable, your city toolkit

Cities need to think and act beyond their borders, consider the social and technological aspects in urban planning, and harness the ideas and potential of their citizens. These are the main conclusions of the new toolkit 'How can your city become 100% renewable?' launched by the European Green Capital Network.

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publication date: 15-07-2020

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publication date: 10-07-2020

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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.

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publication date: 08-07-2020

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publication date: 08-07-2020