Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities

18 September 2020

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.