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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start date: 16-10-2019
end date: 17-10-2019

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Bologna - It's a living lab!

The University of Bologna, situated in the historic centre of the city, is one of the oldest in Europe. This provides many opportunities but is also challenging as different communities (students, residents, tourists, business owners) are crossing paths without always understanding each other.

case study

publication date: 15-07-2019

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  •  culture

Cluj-Napoca - Imagine the future of the city!

Over the last 10 years, Cluj- Napoca has been the only growing city in Romania. As a natural consequence, the city’s cultural life has been constantly evolving, a process also driven by the European Youth Capital title given in 2015 and the candidature to the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

case study

publication date: 15-07-2019

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Eindhoven - Tailor-made district for cooperative development

Eindhoven is currently the largest city in the south of the Netherlands. Eindhoven got his city rights as far back as 1232. In the 19th and 20th century it started growing fast due its attractiveness for cheap land and cheap labour for developing industries.

case study

publication date: 15-07-2019

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Liverpool - Adaptive sustainable reuse linked to participatory approaches

Home to 552,000 inhabitants, Liverpool was deeply affected by the decline of manufacturing and port related industries in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Liverpool is cited as one of the most successful examples of European RIS3 funded regeneration.

case study

publication date: 15-07-2019

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Pack smart for summer: recommended urban policy reading for the beach!

Recent months have been busy for the urban policy developer community: important meetings took place and several publications were published. Here is a round-up of the main happenings so that, if you missed anything, you can catch up during the holidays. Enjoy!

news

publication date: 15-07-2019

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Turin - Space for ideas to breathe

Turin was deeply affected by the 1980s industrial crisis, which left 10 million square meters of abandoned industrial areas and a population decrease from over 1 million to less than 900,000 in its wake. Heavy investment in culture and knowledge, including universities, research and training, has turned Turin into one of the most dynamic Italian cities.

case study

publication date: 15-07-2019

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New ROCK case studies: inspiring ideas for using cultural heritage to engage citizens

The second ROCK case studies booklet showcases the innovative work of five cities testing new tools to open up opportunities for citizen engagement and social inclusion through cultural heritage.

news

publication date: 12-07-2019

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Helsinki Impact Conference - encouraging urban change makers

The Helsinki Impact Conference takes place at Helsinki Musiikkitalo from 9-10 October 2019. The conference is organised by the city of Helsinki as part of the city’s official programme to celebrate Finland’s EU presidency and the city-driven future of the European community. It is co-hosted with EUROCITIES, METREX, Urban Academy and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland.

news

publication date: 05-07-2019

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How to make the most of the night time economy in cities?

On 26 June we hosted an ‘Imagine the urban future’ event focusing on 24-hour cities and how cities plan and manage life at night.

news

publication date: 02-07-2019