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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start date: 30-07-2019
end date: 30-07-2019

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Circular city actions in the EU

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy presents some of their 12 actions that seek to identify innovative, feasible solutions supporting the circular transition in cities.

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start date: 04-06-2019
end date: 04-06-2019

Save the date for our autumn Social Affairs Forum in Warsaw

Our Social Affairs Forum will meet in Warsaw on 22-24 October to discuss how to ensure social inclusion and well-being for all ages in view of building inclusive cities for all people.

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publication date: 08-05-2019

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CIVITAS SATELLITE: sign up for Budapest visit

CIVITAS is organising a study visit to Budapest (Hungary) from 3-5 June 2019.

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start date: 03-06-2019
end date: 05-06-2019

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  •  culture
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The city as a living lab: a ROCK webinar

Through the ROCK EU-funded project, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle invite you to a webinar on living labs, a way of governing the city. The webinar will be the opportunity to discuss ideas and local experiences around living labs, a practice in which Eindhoven has lots to share.

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start date: 14-05-2019
end date: 14-05-2019

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The city as a living lab: join our webinar

EUROCITIES and creative climate change charity Julie’s Bicycle invite you to sign up for a webinar on 14 May about the city as a living lab, to discuss ideas and local experiences and hear about experiments in Eindhoven. .

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publication date: 02-05-2019

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Webinar: Covenant of Mayors reporting framework revision

The webinar will present the revised version of the Covenant of Mayors reporting framework. During the webinar signatories, coordinators and active supporters will be asked to provide their comments and feedback on the proposed revision.

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start date: 21-05-2019
end date: 21-05-2019

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INTERREG peer to peer support

Are you looking for guidance and advice on how to improve management and implementation of public policies? INTERREG will provide free help! Join a peer review to improve your operational programme or policy.

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publication date: 26-04-2019

15 cities learn from Toulouse how to support Roma to access adequate housing

How can cities support Roma to move out of camps into adequate housing? This is what 35 local policy-makers and practitioners on homelessness and Roma inclusion from 15 European cities addressed during a policy transfer study visit to Toulouse. Representatives from the Council of Europe and the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights also took part in the meeting.

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publication date: 19-04-2019