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.

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How can we boost SUMP take-up across Europe?

On 13 June at the Vienna House in Brussels, representatives from cities, the European Commission and other thematic organisations, discussed how to best support and boost SUMP take-up in cities and regions in the EU.

news

publication date: 19-06-2018

Cities initiatives to improve local area aspects of quality of life

Eurofound has produced an exploratory research on measures and ways at the local level to build up quality of life.

news

publication date: 18-06-2018

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Register now for EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

This year's campaign for sustainable mobility is taking multimodal transport as its theme and calling all cities organising activities between 16-22 September to register them online now.

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publication date: 08-06-2018

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event

start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 25-09-2018

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Workshop 'The road to Urban Bio-economy: Barriers and Solutions to Closing the Loops of Bio-Resources', 28 May 2018, Brussels: all material available

On 28 May, EUROCITIES, together with the City of Oslo, the European Compost Network, Municipal Waste Europe and the Urban Agenda for the EU jointly organised a workshop in Brussels, at Norway House on the topic: 'The road to Urban Bio-economy: Barriers and Solutions to Closing the Loops of Bio-Resources'.

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publication date: 04-06-2018

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

Cities4Europe - video interviews

On 7 May the Cities4Europe campaign was officially launched. Here you will find video interviews from the launch event.

news

publication date: 25-05-2018

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  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: call for papers

The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes has launched a call for papers for its first edition.

news

publication date: 24-05-2018

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

SDG summer deals

The city of Ghent and EUROCITIES invite you for an international public debate on the SDGs

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start date: 04-06-2018
end date: 04-06-2018

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  •  mobility

Green EUROCITIES for a greener future

Find our special EU Green Week 2018 publication below

publication

publication date: 22-05-2018

City Training: 'Measuring homelessness in Europe'

La Strada, Support center for the homeless sector for the Brussels Region, is organising a Training School 'City counts in Europe' in collaboration with the research institutes of Budapest, Bratislava and Basel.

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start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 27-09-2018