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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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

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Med Urban Transport Community presented at the SUMP platform co-ordinating group

GO SUMP has recently become a permanent member of the SUMP platform coordinating group, a platform bringing together representatives from relevant ongoing EU supported actions tackling sustainable urban mobility plans.

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publication date: 27-06-2017

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18 EUROCITIES members in top 20 of Copenhagenize Bicycle Friendly City Index

According to a prestigious international ranking published by a Danish consultancy on cycling and urban design, 18 EUROCITIES members are amongst the 20 best cities for cycling.

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publication date: 23-06-2017

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publication date: 16-06-2017

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start date: 28-06-2017
end date: 28-06-2017

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WG Creative Citizenship meet in Brussels

The Working Group Creative Citizenship, chaired by Athens with Nantes as vice chair, met on 29 and 30 May in Brussels and continued its work exploring methods and tools for how city authorities can work with citizens to co-create solutions responding to local challenges.

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publication date: 09-06-2017

Webinar: Supporting the recognition of the Silver Economy in Europe in the Digital Era

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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start date: 21-06-2017
end date: 21-06-2017

WG Urban Ageing in Gothenburg

The next meeting of the WG Urban Ageing will take place on 23 -24 October in Gothenburg, just before the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum. The meeting will start after lunch on the 23 and finish on 24 at the end of the day. The meeting will focus, among other topic, on transport for elderly. More information will be shared closer to the event.

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start date: 23-10-2017
end date: 24-10-2017

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WG Cohesion policy and structural funds & WG Urban Agenda for the EU - 28 June, Brussels

WG cohesion policy will meet in the morning of 28 June, from 9:00 to 11:30, and WG urban agenda will follow, from 11:30 to 15:30.

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start date: 28-06-2017
end date: 28-06-2017

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Register to the newsletter: Med Urban Transports Community

Register to the Med Urban Transport Community newsletter and learn more about improving sustainable urban mobility in the Mediterranean area.

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publication date: 31-05-2017