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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  •  economy
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ROCKs living lab in Eindhoven

The tech savvy city of Eindhoven hosted the second work-shadowing visit of ROCK, which focused on the living lab approach to urban innovation, mastered by the city. The three ROCK replicator cities Bologna, Lisbon and Skopje got inspired by this method of trial and error and got concrete recommendations and tips on how to transfer Eindhoven's good practices to their local context.

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publication date: 23-11-2017

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  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' - Webinar

Interested in joining the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'? Ourcampaign coordinator Federico Guerrieri is organising a webinar on Thursday 23 November to give you more information and answer your questions about the EUROCITIES 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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start date: 23-11-2017
end date: 23-11-2017

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

'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' - Webinar II

Interested in joining the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'? Ourcampaign coordinator Federico Guerrieri is organising a webinar on Friday 24 November to give you more information and answer your questions about the EUROCITIES 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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start date: 24-11-2017
end date: 24-11-2017

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Recap: discussion on innovative and joint procurement during the mobility forum meeting in Toulouse

The EUROCITIES Mobility Forum in Toulouse was an extreme useful opportunity for our members to share best practices, future projects and current difficulties. Alongside the event, in collaboration with the SPICE team, we held a workshop on innovative public and collaborative procurement.

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publication date: 22-11-2017

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  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

'Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens': let’s build a better Europe together!

A more positive future for Europe starts with its citizens. As local leaders and members of EUROCITIES, we are committed to engaging our citizens in a dialogue about our future.

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publication date: 14-11-2017

The power of innovative financing: renovating buildings for energy-efficient cities

The Covenant of Mayors and the Citynvest project will organise an event for local authorities on how to implement successful financial schemes for buildings renovation.

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start date: 04-12-2017
end date: 05-12-2017

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European Commission Road Safety Newsletter

The new issue of DG MOVE Newsletter has been published at the following address:

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publication date: 06-11-2017

Age-friendly Gothenburg: transport and services for all

The EUROCITIES Working Group Urban Ageing met on 23 and 24 October in Gothenburg. It gathered 11 cities to discuss transport, accessibility and technology for elderly. The Chair of the WG “Barrier-free city for all”, Barbara Berninger from the city of Berlin, took part and brought a transversal dimension to the meeting, with a view and knowledge from the EUROCITIES mobility forum.

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publication date: 30-10-2017

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Presentations - Plenary Session - EEF Essen - 19-20 October 2017

Presentations - Plenary Session - EEF Essen - 19-20 October 2017

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publication date: 24-10-2017