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.

Lyon pledges to support employment, gender equality and social inclusion

Lyon metropole ('Grand Lyon') is the 21st city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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publication date: 18-02-2019

Tune in to view LIVE our event at the European Parliament on 21 February 2019

Do not miss out on the launch of our new EUROCITIES initiative ‘Inclusive Cities for All: Social Rights in My City’ in the European Parliament on 21 February from 10.00 - 12.30.

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publication date: 18-02-2019

Utrecht signs a strong pledge to combat and prevent homelessness

Today, Utrecht became the 20th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs, Maarten van Ooijen, who is also our vice-chair of the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, signed a strong commitment to principle 19 on housing and assistance for the homeless. 

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publication date: 15-02-2019

  •  environment

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publication date: 14-02-2019

  •  economy

Lille Metropole pledges to provide active support to long-term unemployed

Lille Metropole is the 17th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The President of Lille Metropole, Damien Castelain, signed a pledge to provide active support to employment (principle 4), ensure equal opportunities (principle 3) and promote secure and adaptable employment (principle 5).

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publication date: 13-02-2019

  •  mobility

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Workshops and Award Ceremony

Interactive meeting where local campaigners exchange ideas for the upcoming EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 16-22 September 2019, which will focus on walking.

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start date: 21-03-2019
end date: 22-03-2019

Ghent is the 15th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Ghent is the 15th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Mathias De Clercq signed a strong commitment to principle 19 on housing and assistance for the homeless.

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publication date: 08-02-2019

Glasgow is the 16th city to sign pledge to the EU Pillar of Social Rights

Glasgow is the 16th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. The pledge was signed by the City Council with a strong commitment from Deputy Leader Councillor David McDonald to principle 19 on housing and assistance for the homeless.

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publication date: 08-02-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment

International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city exchange programme

Cities in the member states of the European Union who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another global region are encouraged to apply for the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development. The programme aims to foster links between EU cities and those in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Through the programme, local leaders will be able to connect and gain new perspectives on...

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publication date: 07-02-2019

Turku is 12th city to sign pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights

Last week, Turku became the 12th city to sign a pledge to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Mayor Minna Arve signed a strong commitment to principle 3 on equal opportunities and principle 4 on active support to employment.

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publication date: 05-02-2019