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.

  •  knowledge society

SAVE THE DATE: The CityScope experience – a showcase into digital city science - 28 September

Citizen participation in the digital age – urban data and their exploitation for city development

event

start date: 28-09-2017
end date: 28-09-2017

  •  economy
  •  mobility

ESPON transnational conference "Southern Europe at the crossroads"

The ESPON transnational conference "Southern Europe at the crossroads: are we making the right decisions about accessibility investments for the future?" will take place on 3 October 2017 at the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Rome.

event

start date: 03-10-2017
end date: 03-10-2017

How to reap health's benefits – Connecting citizens with nature

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the workshop falls under the theme "Regions and Cities as change agents"

event

start date: 11-10-2017
end date: 11-10-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

SAVE THE DATE: Cities set standards to be smarter and more sustainable - 19 October

How to replicate smart city solutions? Are standards the right tools for cities? Can the European Standardization Organisations be part of the cities' journey towards a smart and sustainable future?

event

start date: 19-10-2017
end date: 19-10-2017

  •  cooperation

URBAN-EU-CHINA goes online. Visit the project’s website!

Since 1 January 2017, EUROCITIES has been part of the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation. The recently-launched website gathers news, events and future activities.

news

publication date: 14-09-2017

  •  mobility

A new EC service offers advisory support for sustainable urban mobility projects

The European Commission announced a new service tailored for public authorities and private companies offering both technical and financial support on sustainable urban mobility projects.

news

publication date: 05-09-2017

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

Report on 'Urban agenda for the EU' progress is out

One year after the launch of Urban Agenda for the EU, European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) published a report ‘One Year: pact of Amsterdam’ that aims to map the developments and expected impact of twelve priority areas the Urban Agenda is working on.

news

publication date: 01-09-2017

  •  cooperation

event

start date: 27-11-2017
end date: 28-11-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

event

start date: 18-10-2017
end date: 18-10-2017

  •  mobility

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.

news

publication date: 04-08-2017