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.

  •  culture

ROCK - Bologna visit report_access to cultural heritage

ROCK - Bologna visit report_access to cultural heritage

publication

publication date: 14-01-2019

  •  culture

ROCK - Eindhoven visit report_industrial heritage and living labs

ROCK - Eindhoven visit report_industrial heritage and living labs

publication

publication date: 14-01-2019

  •  culture

ROCK - Lisbon visit report_regeneration of neighbourhoods

ROCK - Lisbon visit report_regeneration of neighbourhoods

publication

publication date: 14-01-2019

  •  culture

ROCK - Lyon visit report_management of world heritage sites

ROCK - Lyon visit report_management of world heritage sites

publication

publication date: 14-01-2019

  •  culture

ROCK - Skopje visit report_participation processes

ROCK - Skopje visit report_participation processes

publication

publication date: 14-01-2019

  •  culture

ROCK - Turin visit report_mainstreaming cultural heritage

ROCK - Turin visit report_mainstreaming cultural heritage

publication

publication date: 14-01-2019

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

URBACT III call for Action Planning open!

URBACT released its final URBACT III call for Action Planning networks on January 7th. The focus is on collaborative networks of cities to co-design integrated action plans on urban poverty, mobility, digital transitions etc.

news

publication date: 11-01-2019

  •  mobility

CIVITAS SATELLITE: sign up for Braga visit

Cities are invited to take part in a CIVITAS SATELLITE study visit to Braga from 11-13 February 2019 where they will explore issues such as how to better connect neighbourhoods and learn from a series of site visits including to an urban intelligence project.

news

publication date: 10-01-2019

  •  environment

Barcelona's Energy Advice Points. Being cold at home is not normal. Energy is your right.

The Energy Advice Points are a Barcelona City Council service that offers the necessary information, assistance and intervention for people to exercise their energy rights and prevents companies from denying them access to basic utilities.

case study

publication date: 07-01-2019