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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Lisbon's new e-bike scheme

Lisbon’s city planners are preparing sustainable mobility solutions that will tackle challenges such as decreasing air pollution and traffic congestion.

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publication date: 04-08-2017

Silver Economy Award for ICT-related product and service innovations

The Silver Economy Awards is a new initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy.

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publication date: 26-07-2017

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Places available for the CIVITAS study visit in Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Are you interested in learning more about successful school mobility management practices? Do you want to share your experience on this issue? Then don't miss this opportunity! A few places are still available to join the CIVITAS study visit in Reggio Emilia on 11-12 October!

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publication date: 25-07-2017

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  •  culture
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URBACT’s Good Practices unveiled: 'Inspiring solutions for better cities'

Looking for ideas on how to improve a city’s air quality, support local jobs, or involve citizens in accommodating refugees? Scores of tried-and-tested city solutions have been published online by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange programme for integrated, sustainable urban development.

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publication date: 25-07-2017

  •  cooperation

Food in cities: mapping cities activities in the area of food

This report is part of the ‘Food in cities: study on innovation for a sustainable and healthy production, delivery and consumption of food in cities’ project.

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publication date: 24-07-2017

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One year on: Is the urban agenda a golden opportunity?

The Urban Agenda for the EU represents the first time cities have been offered a seat at the table of EU decision making. Yet, its emphasis on informal structures centred on collaboration, deliberately leaves open the question of what precisely this involvement should be.

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publication date: 14-07-2017

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  •  knowledge society

Participate in the survey on smart lampposts in cities!

The Action Cluster for Integrated Infrastructures of the EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities) is currently collecting responses to their 5 minutes survey on the ‘Humble Lamppost’ initiative.

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publication date: 07-07-2017

International Age-friendly Cities Conference in The Hague

The Hague, the first city in the Netherlands to join the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, will be hosting the International Age-friendly Cities Conference on innovation, health and active ageing from 2-4 October 2017.

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start date: 02-10-2017
end date: 04-10-2017

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start date: 14-11-2017
end date: 17-11-2017

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EUROCITIES 2017 Ljubljana - latest news, website and registration

Registration is now open for our annual conference, which will be held on 15-17 November on the theme of ‘circular cities’.

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publication date: 28-06-2017