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.

  •  environment

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start date: 18-03-2020
end date: 20-03-2020

  •  economy

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publication date: 19-11-2019

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

Webinar: Build and sustain an online community

We live in the communication age, and yet building and sustaining communities online is a big challenge and one that often falls flat.

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start date: 10-12-2019
end date: 10-12-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  environment

Making cities great places to live, work and play - with John Jorritsma, mayor of Eindhoven

The EUROCITIES Annual Conference is just around the corner! We hope you have reserved your spot, but if not - hurry up!

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publication date: 15-11-2019

  •  mobility

Highlights from the Mobility Forum in Uppsala on 21-23 October

“People are not interested in which border they are crossing, they just want to get where they need to.” We could not have found a better way to encapsulate the importance of mobility planning for the wider urban area than these words from Maria Nimvik Stern, Secretary-General of The Council for the Stockholm Mälar Region.

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publication date: 06-11-2019

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment

Culture as a rocket fuel for urban regeneration: a ROCK webinar

Through the EU-funded ROCK project, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle invite you to a webinar on 'Culture as a rocket fuel for urban regeneration: a critical look'. Culture is used as a development strategy in many European cities, especially those where deindustrialisation hit harder. Culture can also become a means to attract capital, to improve the image of the city, and to promote unity and cooperation. Without necessarily building flagship cultural venues, cities are betting on culture...

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start date: 22-11-2019
end date: 22-11-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

EU and China on what makes a city smart

Europe and China are working together to build smart cities, but can they agree on what a smart city is?

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publication date: 31-10-2019

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment

Join our webinar on culture as a rocket fuel for urban regeneration!

Through the EU-funded ROCK project, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle invite you to a webinar - 'Culture as a rocket fuel for urban regeneration: a critical look' - on 22 November. The webinar will explore how culture is being used as a development strategy in many European cities, particularly those hit hard by deindustrialisation, and how culture policy can contribute to more just, sustainable and healthy cities.

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publication date: 31-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES Awards 2019: find out about our inspiring finalists!

With our annual awards just a few weeks away, we'd like to introduce you to the nine projects selected as the very best examples of action transforming the liveability of city centre districts, the social fabric of cities and the repurposing of historic buildings.

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publication date: 24-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

Joining forces on the platform economy

Several of our members cities met to discuss the rather thorny issue of the platform economy, especially Airbnb rentals and what this means for city administrations at a side meeting at our EUROCITIES Economic Development Forum in Munich.

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publication date: 21-10-2019