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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Help to map Europe's sports organisations!

You can play your part in Active Local Europe, a European Parliament pilot project, by contributing details of regional and national umbrella organisations of local authorities for sport in your country.

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publication date: 18-09-2019

City Development Forum in Poznan

The third City Development Forum will take place on 10 and 11 October this year in the Poznan International Fair area. The themes of the event will be: smart solutions including residents, smart forms of social communication and smart, clean energy technologies. The special guest of the forum will be Charles Montgomery, author of the book Happy city. Transforming our lives through urban design.

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start date: 10-10-2019
end date: 11-10-2019

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Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse network event

The Lyon event will be the 8th event organized by the Smart Cities & Communities network. While the previous events have either focused on replicating solutions from the Lighthouse Cities to Follower cities (Brussels, Stavanger) or sharing experiences and best practices (San Sebastian, Sonderborg, Lisbon, etc.). This time the aim is to be more impactful!

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start date: 17-10-2019
end date: 18-10-2019

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What makes a city liveable?

EUROCITIES presents the world’s most liveable cities

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publication date: 06-09-2019

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Breaking down barriers to climate-finance: the City Finance Lab launches second call for proposals

Apply for the opportunity to receive in-kind contribution to work on innovative finance in your city! Competition for the most innovative financing solutions for climate action in cities will run until the end of October.

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publication date: 04-09-2019

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publication date: 03-09-2019

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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.

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