The giraffe in the room

You’ve heard the one about the elephant, right? But what about the giraffe? It’s really not too easy to hide a giraffe either... Let’s talk climate policy.

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The giraffe in the room

What’s the quality of life in European cities?

The European Commission’s ‘Report on the Quality of Life in European Cities, 2020’ is out and shares valuable insights into the state of urban affairs in Europe.

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What’s the quality of life in European cities?

A revolution for youth

Over 40 days and nights a young team of international volunteers worked to transform five neglected buildings into youth centres for the local community; offering a range of services around informal education.

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A revolution for youth

Whispering buses

From test running one e-bus line to one of the biggest e-bus procurements in Europe, the journey of Gothenburg towards an ElectriCity.

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Whispering buses

The people’s piazza: sharing the urban commons in Milan

Italy's second city is taking a bottom-up approach to public places, putting their management in the hands of its people.

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The people’s piazza: sharing the urban commons in Milan

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We strive for a Europe where cities are genuine partners with the EU to create a better future for all.

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    In contrast to the trend in the rest of the country, Antwerpians mainly live in apartment blocks, and they mainly rent. At the same time, according to the city’s Deputy Mayor, Tom Meeuws, roughly one third of Antwerp’s 530,000 people face energy poverty. For Meeuws, who combines responsibilities for both social and environmental services within

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    This guest article by Chris Jones of @TurnOnVPN is followed by a response from Lodewijk Noordzij, our digital policy officer at Eurocities. Our cities are getting smarter. Thanks to a rising confluence of factors including Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, AI and machine learning, and better information and communication systems, European cities are undergoing a

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Reinventing cities – beyond the urban crises | Eurocities 2020, 4-5 November

A new reality is taking shape in cities, in Europe and globally. Cities have been the hardest hit by the corona pandemic. Now they are working together in new and innovative ways to move beyond the crises and emerge stronger. At our online annual conference ‘Eurocities 2020’ we will explore the pathways for recovery and resilience, and learn about what cities are doing to face the challenges ahead.

 

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