Cities in action: inspiring city projects


We showcased our cities's projects at an exhibition during OPEN DAYS 2013

On the evening of 8 October 2013, as part of OPEN DAYS 2013 and the 100 EUrban Solutions exhibition route, we organised a showcase of good practices in sustainable urban development. 

A total of 34 case studies from our member cities were on display at the event, which attracted visitors from cities, the European institutions and Brussels-based organisations. 

Our display showed a broad interpretation of the 100 EUrban Solutions theme of  ‘sustainable urban development’, from an initiative to promote culture in London, to a project renovating run down houses in Rotterdam, and a scheme to help residents with disabilities live independently in Sofia. 

Charlina Vitcheva (pictured), director of inclusive growth, urban and territorial development at the European Commission’s DG REGIO, welcomed guests to the event. She spoke of the value of the case studies featured in the exhibition as great evidence for the results cities are achieving on the ground.

A selection of case studies will now travel to Tbilisi for a city projects exhibition being organised as part of the city’s 7th International Local Economic Development Forum on 13-14 November 2013.  

Projects from the following cities were featured in the exhibition: Vienna, Antwerp, Ghent, Sofia, Brno, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Tampere, Oulu, Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice, Berlin, Cologne, Bologna, Milan, Vilnius, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Bydgoszcz, Warsaw, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Barcelona, Gijon, Terrassa, Zaragoza, Malmo, Stockholm, Beyoglu, Birmingham, Gateshead, Glasgow, and London. 

You can find the case studies in the good practices section of our website. Many thanks go to the cities that helped make this exhibition a success.