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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From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: call for papers

The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes has launched a call for papers for its first edition.

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publication date: 24-05-2018

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  •  culture
  •  economy
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SDG summer deals

The city of Ghent and EUROCITIES invite you for an international public debate on the SDGs

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start date: 04-06-2018
end date: 04-06-2018

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Green EUROCITIES for a greener future

Find our special EU Green Week 2018 publication below

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publication date: 22-05-2018

City Training: 'Measuring homelessness in Europe'

La Strada, Support center for the homeless sector for the Brussels Region, is organising a Training School 'City counts in Europe' in collaboration with the research institutes of Budapest, Bratislava and Basel.

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start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 27-09-2018

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Europe on the Move: Safe, connected and clean mobility

On 17 May, the European Commission released its third and final set of legislative proposals for mobility. Transport is now the largest source of emissions in the EU, and accounts for 25,000 road fatalities per year and contributes to 400,000 premature deaths from air pollution.

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publication date: 17-05-2018

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start date: 26-06-2018
end date: 27-06-2018

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start date: 27-06-2018
end date: 27-06-2018

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EUROCITIES Enviornment Forum meeting - Tampere, Finland - 17-19 October 2018

The autumn EUROCITIES Environment forum will take place in Tampere, Finland from 17 to 19 October 2018. The focus will be on clean air and clear skies.

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start date: 17-10-2018
end date: 19-10-2018

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Ghent and Vaasa twinning - European and local ecosystems against climate change

Cities are taking a determined stand against climate change, but for good climate policy to take effect, the private sector must be on board. In Vaasa, the local government has a stake in the 140-company strong ‘Energy Vaasa’, and is cooperating with private enterprises to make its ambitious climate targets – becoming carbon neutral by 2035 – become a reality.

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publication date: 03-05-2018

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Smart City Seminars, 20 June, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

On 20 June 2018, the City of Gothenburg invites to share inventive thoughts of world-leading innovators and renowned specialists on the topics of digitalisation, mobility, autonomous vehicles and circular economy, and how these affect the urban development of smart cities. One of the Smart City Seminars will be moderated by Jack Ewing, Journalist at The New York Times.

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start date: 20-06-2018
end date: 20-06-2018