Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities

In a new series of events, Eurocities tackles cross-cutting issues from healthy mobility to affordable and sustainable housing, and from rethinking public space to creating circular jobs for a thriving economy and environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic is the single biggest disruptor to impact city life since the second world war and has put a spotlight on the inequalities in our societies from health and environment, to education and employment, mobility and housing, to the arts. It emphasises the need for a shift to a greener and more just society.

Building on the crisis management and post-pandemic visionary discussions held through Eurocities’ city dialogues this summer, we’ll explore the lessons learnt from the pandemic and broader experience gained to drive action for transformative change in cities. In workshops dedicated to specific challenges, cities will share their experiences and explore how such challenges could be addressed. Taking a stepwise approach, we’ll develop ideas for actions to take, addressing questions from who would be involved to what the first steps are.

The four workshops, open to members and urban experts, will unfold across three weeks as follows:

Building a resilient, sustainable and circular economy to ensure a better future for the next generation – 13 October

This first workshop will explore various aspects of circular economy and skills mismatch. Register here.

Moving on: Healthy mobility for all in a thriving city – 20 October

Workshop 2 focus on mobility planning for resilient cities, decarbonisation and teleworking. Register here.

Urban design for healthy and accessible public spaces – 20 October

Workshop 3 will explore various aspects of public space from parks to streets, and consider how to address associated inequalities and challenges. Register here.

Built to thrive: using, reusing, renewing buildings for the wellbeing of citizens and our planet – 26 October

Workshop 4 will explore sustainable adaptive reuse of buildings; how can we ensure our buildings are built to thrive so that they are affordable and sustainable? Register here.

Interested? Send us an email to find out more.


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    6 minutes read
  • Je vote pour – I vote for

    €2.5 million of participatory budget are used in Bordeaux to finance projects proposed, promoted and chosen by locals.

    7 minutes read
  • Reclaiming the streets

    How one pollution-plagued city is getting rid of cars and filling the streets with fun, families and fresh air.

    6 minutes read
  • Rubbish bin blues

    Oto Pestner’s music may be frivolous and cheerful, but it is certainly not trash – so how did ‘Letiva,’ the 1978 hit of this dancehall darling, become the anthem of Ljubljana’s anti-waste campaign?

    6 minutes read
  • Saving the world with tomatoes

    Ghent has won a UN award for the way the Belgian city puts food on the table. See the ingredients of Ghent’s food policy.

    5 minutes read
  • Let it rain

    What would happen if cities let rain run its course? Paris is becoming a permeable city and with rain, other positive effects have trickled in.

    5 minutes read
  • Three dimensions of a city

    An earthquake eradicated Skopje’s Jewish Quarter. Now, via their mobile phones, visitors to Skopje will soon be able to roam through that quarter once again.

    6 minutes read
  • CARbon free

    At the heart of Prague's new transport policy is a more integrated, energy efficient and environmentally friendly public transport system.

    5 minutes read
  • Snake hunt

    Grenoble Alpes Metropole's magical Tour Sans-Venin is famous for its power to keep snakes at bay - for the metropole, it was the perfect place for an enormous treasure hunt.

    6 minutes read
  • People power for climate

    Vantaa, the fourth most populous city in Finland, is thinking on a global scale. This is particularly so when it comes to living up to global climate commitments.

    5 minutes read